Nov. 19, 2013 9:15 am

Baltimore Inner Harbor in the 1970s: Ghosts of Baltimore blog

Photo credit: U.S. National Archives via Ghosts of Baltimore blog.

The photo above is that of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in 1973, long before the Urban Pirates ferried BYOB-loving novice pirates over the waters of the Inner Harbor.

It’s one of many historical photos posted to the Ghosts of Baltimore blog. Launched in late summer, the blog is a repository of not only photos from Baltimore’s past, but also short histories of how several of the city’s neighborhoods received their names.

Blog author Tom — he goes by just his first name on the contributors page — is actually a resident of Washington, D.C., where he also manages a Ghosts of D.C. blog.

Related, we spotted these beautiful colorized hisotrical photos, which include one of a young boy in “Baltimore slums” from the 1930s.