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  • Retro Baltimore: Pets

    Retro Baltimore: Pets

    We love our pets. They share our homes for a handful of years, and they hold a place in our hearts forever. If you've had a pet that you still think about fondly, we'd love to see photos. Send us pictures of you and your pets from yesteryear.  Upload your photos here | Previous Retro photo posts

  • Now-and-then pictures: Blue Ball Road in Cecil County

    Now-and-then pictures: Blue Ball Road in Cecil County

    THEN: Reynolds Bridge spans Little Northeast Creek just south of Blue Ball Road in Cecil County in the 1930s. At 29-feet long, it was reported to be the smallest in the state. (Baltimore Sun, 1930s) NOW: Blue Ball Road crosses Little Northeast Creek at the site where the Reynolds Bridge once stood....

  • Club baseball boom might have started 30 years ago at Loyola College

    Club baseball boom might have started 30 years ago at Loyola College

    Thirty years later, the stories abound: how, in 1987, a group of 15 baseball-starved Loyola College students organized a club team, cleared a rock-strewn field and suited up, in hand-me-down jerseys, to play varsity teams from other schools.

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Then-and-now pictures from Retro Baltimore

Baltimore and the surrounding area sure has changed a lot in its centuries-long history. But many traditions and landmarks from decades ago are still around today, give or take a few variations.More

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  • What's in a name: Maryland cities, towns and communities

    What's in a name: Maryland cities, towns and communities

    Learn the origins of our local community names. Want more? View the full series, including the background of our county, stadium and river names.

  • Maryland athletes when they were young (1970s-1980s)

    Maryland athletes when they were young (1970s-1980s)

  • Biggest busts in Baltimore sports history

    Biggest busts in Baltimore sports history

    As the Ravens weigh their options in this week's NFL draft, The Sun takes a moment to reflect on the biggest busts in Baltimore sports history.

  • 0-21: The Orioles’ most unfortunate streak

    0-21: The Orioles’ most unfortunate streak

    April 21, 1988 found the Orioles mired in the cruelest of slumps: 21 straight losses to start the baseball season, a string unmatched in big-league lore. The world took note. As the streak dragged on, Sports Illustrated put the woebegone Orioles on its cover, and reporters from as far away as Japan...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  What was the name of the pilot who crashed a light plane into...

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  • Ringling Bros. Circus in Baltimore through the years

    Ringling Bros. Circus in Baltimore through the years

    After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. Circus comes to town one final time before shutting down for good in May. Take a look at the "Greatest Show on Earth's" previous stops in Baltimore. 

  • Baltimore's 'Corned Beef Row' through the years

    Baltimore's 'Corned Beef Row' through the years

    A stretch of East Lombard Street known as "Corned Beef Row" was a bustling center of Jewish life in the early 20th century. Over the years, the number of delicatessens has declined, with only a few holdouts still in business.

  • Maryland athletes when they were young (1970s and earlier)

    Maryland athletes when they were young (1970s and earlier)

    A look back at some of Maryland's premier athletes when they were young. In this edition, we look at those athletes who made their debut before the 1970s. These photos are from The Sun's archives, and in many instances depict the athlete's first appearances in the publication. Did we miss someone...

  • From the vault: Easter photos in Maryland

    From the vault: Easter photos in Maryland

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field.   Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  What was the real name of Blaze Starr, the Queen of the Block,...

  • Seeing ‘The Ten Commandments’ for 90 cents

    Seeing ‘The Ten Commandments’ for 90 cents

    The 1956 film “The Ten Commandments” arrived at Lexington Street’s New Theatre with a flurry of publicity. Executives at Paramount Pictures announced that the city was among the first locales to screen the biblical blockbuster. The reserved-seat booking proved a solid hit here throughout the holiday...

  • Special Section: Retro Annapolis

    Special Section: Retro Annapolis

    Take a walk down memory lane with our special section Retro Annapolis. Check for the print version in the April 9 edition of the Capital Gazette.

  • Now and then: Maryland’s capital city has seen changes

    Now and then: Maryland’s capital city has seen changes

    Though most of the bones are the same, Annapolis has certainly seen its share of changes. Changes have been driven by both modernity and an effort to hold on to the past; by the expanding state government and the shrinking seafood industry that once dominated the city economy – and by the shift...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field.   Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  Who was the groundskeeper who cultivated a tomato patch at...

  • Baltimore Sun front pages during WWI

    Baltimore Sun front pages during WWI

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