Category Archives: 1910s

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Baltimore, Maryland 1918-1933

Compiled by Michael T. Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County for the Maryland State Archives The constitutional enactment of national prohibition in 1920 and its progressive aim of uplifting American society only lasted until 1933. Public opinion evolved in those … Continue reading

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Railway Map of Baltimore (1910)

By “The 59 King” (Curator, The Big Map Blog) The map was produced by the United Railways and Electric Company in 1910. The image is freely downloadable by anyone at its highest resolution [7,999px × 4,317px]. View the ZOOMABLE map … Continue reading

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Bustling Baltimore: 1917

View the super-sized image at Shorpy.com. (Link via The City That Breeds and This Charming City) Tags: penn station

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Birdseye View of the Heart of Baltimore, 1912

Edward W. Spofford’s birdseye view of the heart of Baltimore in 1912. View a zoomable map at Big Map Blog. Compare the old map to what the Inner Harbor looks like now: “Hey Look, A Big Giant 100 Year Old … Continue reading

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