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.
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