Maryland photos

Night street scene
Bolton Street from Dolphin Lane, Baltimore, Maryland
1910
Hughes Company
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC6634

[Baltimore] City Hall, Centennial Illumination
[100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland]
1914
Unidentified photographer
8x10 inch glass negative
Glass Plate Negative Collection
Maryland Historical Society
Z9.956.PP11

Google Maps Street View of Baltimore City Hall from Gay Street:


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The Homeland duckpin bowling
Baltimore, Maryland
November 18, 1942
Hughes Company
8x10 inch acetate negative
Hughes Studio Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP30 678-42

“Ballet of Confusion” Street Showers
Ann Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1957
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.572

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Looking southeast from Continental Trust building
Baltimore, Maryland
February 1904
Unidentified photographer
The Great Baltimore Fire Photograph Collection
PP179.174 

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Maryland National Guard, Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
Baltimore, Maryland
February 1904
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File
SVF (Baltimore - Fires & Explosions)

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Burnt District map, The Sun Magazine (detail)
1904
The Great Baltimore Fire Photograph Collection
PP179.727

It’s the 110th Anniversary of The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904.

The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 started on Sunday, February 7, at 10:48 a.m. with a fire alarm sounding the Hurst Building, Liberty Street and Hopkins Place on the south side of German Street (now Redwood Street). The fire would continue until approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The Great Fire was the largest municipal disaster in American history up until that time. The cause of the fire has been speculated as beginning with a discarded cigarette or cigar butt falling through a two-inch hole in a glass deadlight in the sidewalk above the basement of the Hurst Building.

Brisk winter winds spread the fire easily, and suddenly Baltimore’s fire department realized that they would not be able to contain the disaster solely and help from the surrounding area, including Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, was requested. The fire destroyed 86 blocks and resulted in one direct fatality from the fire and four fatalities from illness attributed to the fire. More than $70 million in property loses were reported. 

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City Post Office 
Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1915
Hughes Company
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC6488

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This post office was built between 1882 and 1889 and is the site of the present post office. This photograph includes a street car, edge of Battle Monument fence, and part of the City Hall dome. 

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