Md. Historical Society Photographs

Starting in circa 1850, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) photographic collection contains well over one million items including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visite, albumen prints, salted paper prints, acetate negatives, and more. Photographs are part of MdHS's Special Collections Department, H. Furlong Baldwin Library.

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Elevated trainGuilford Avenue, Baltimore1932Robert Kniesche (1906-1976)4 x 5 inch film negativeKniesche CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP79.358.1
I had no idea that Baltimore once had an elevated train until I saw this photograph. Thanks to Francis O’Neill in the MdHS library, I now know that the elevated train had a very short route that would take passengers above the train yards located along Guilford Avenue. The Baltimore Sun building is located about where this photograph was taken. 

Elevated train
Guilford Avenue, Baltimore
1932
Robert Kniesche (1906-1976)
4 x 5 inch film negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.358.1

I had no idea that Baltimore once had an elevated train until I saw this photograph. Thanks to Francis O’Neill in the MdHS library, I now know that the elevated train had a very short route that would take passengers above the train yards located along Guilford Avenue. The Baltimore Sun building is located about where this photograph was taken. 

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    Omg linsey didnt we talk about that on saturday?
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    They should have stuck with this, it’d be way more efficient than the fucking lightrail.
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