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Princess Theatre – Baltimore – Old Program 1924

We don’t usually find a lot of old programs from smaller neighborhood area theatres, so when we spotted this one on EBAY, we had to grab it.

The Program, dating back to 1924, is packed with old ads.

Perryman Maryland

Not a typo, Perryman, which I always got confused with Perryville, that larger town up in Cecil County, is a smaller town in Harford County. I read where there had been a train station in town

, and the tracks cut right through the center of town, With trains going the speed they down these days, the railroad crossing is now a big fence, and a bridge has been constructed just south of the Town to get to the other side. There is a really neat small Post Office I will be adding soon, but I also located a neat old town store………

The store is right on the tracks and I’m sure has quite a history to share…..We’ll be adding more soon on Perryman.


So…who exactly was John H. Kilduff ?

With three web sites and mountains of Baltimore and Maryland information posted under the name, who exactly is John Kilduff you ask……Well, only as family luck would have it, I found a box of old family photos which will answer that question for both of us……

It’s an odd thing finding a box of old pictures of your grandfather dating back to the early 1900’s, but after sitting in a box for so many years, I thought it would be a nice idea to share them. 

John KIlduff and his grandfather, I can only imagine how many years his history goes back or the life he lived. 

The pictures being so old and some of the photos are very small, but I did my best on editing them .

More pics coming for this post ……..

Turn of the Century 1890′ – 1900’s German Baltimore Book

First let me say I failed German Class Twice. So, I have no idea what the Captions say. I’ll try to locate a program in Google, but I do know the images are of Baltimore, around 1900. The Book was not in the best condition, and fell apart as I was looking at it, but I was able to save the pages with some really nice images.

It’s nice to find older images of the Harbor I haven’t seen before.

Sorry for the Hall Marks at the bottom of the pictures. We’ve been finding our images all over the place, which is fine, but we rarely get credit for posting the image in the first place. Sad when you see a picture you took on someone else’s website and there’s no mention of Kilduff’s at all.

We’ll scan a few more of the images at a later date.

Esskay – Baltimore – 1953

When talking about Baltimore’s old Manufacturing base, you’ll hear about Bethlehem Steel and the GM Plant, but let’s not forget Esskay !

Pictures come from a 1953 Esskay booklet you would get after a tour of the plant on East Baltimore Street

The plant was torn down several years ago.

Maryland Automobile Club Map – 1924

Clearing of the top shelf of the Kilduffs Library, we located a 1924 Maryland Automobile Club Map book. 440 pages of 1924 maps, which are neat to look at from all over the Country, but the ads and travel notes really got us.

One thing we really thought was neat, and which we had never heard off were small maps outside of each Maryland town, posted on a large sign as you drove into the town. Above is Belair Maryland. Sorry for the size, it’s the best we could do.

When driving, you were reminded to get that ” Automobile Coat”.

Two Really cool old ads for Car Insurance

Old ad for a Baltimore Tea Room

Annapolis – Claiborne Ferry

Harford County – 50 Years ago

One County we don’t give credit to much is Harford County, Maryland. One of my favorite places in Maryland . Here’s a little material we found in our collection…..

Joppatowne, Maryland – Maryland Department of Education – 1967 

Old Bush Tavern 

Just a few old Images we found in the Archives

Somewhere downtown Baltimore – 1920’s

Avalon at Baltimore’s Harbor

Rt 40 Double Decker Bridge – Havre de Grace, Maryland 

Old Havre de Grace Horse Racing Track 

Long forgotten Towson 

Maryland Train Station Updates

 In trying to compile a complete listing of all old Maryland train stations, one of the problems we bump into again and again is incorrect information posted on line.

    Example 1 – We found more than one web site that showed this building  (below) as the Train Station for Port Deposit up in Cecil County, Maryland .

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great old building and looks like an old Train Station. Sadly, it isn’t the Train Station for Port Deposit, and never was. It was a stable and part of the Tome Building from what I have gathered.

The actual Port Deposit Train Station, from an old post card. From what we have gathered if the Train Station above still stands, it’s ruins and we doubt it survived at all.  ( We plan a road trip to confirm this soon) .

Example 2 – Checked a few websites and found this building as listed as the Taneytown Train Station .

Nice building, however newly built and right on the tracks. But it’s not the Train Station, which sits a block down the Street.

Example 3 : Worton Train Station – Worton Maryland. Keep seeing this picture posted…..

Actually this WAS a old Train Station, but for the Town of Black, Maryland. We are still trying to locate the Worton Station, which was a bit bigger.

The reason I posted this is simple, if you see something on the web site that you think may not be correct, please let us know,  We have recently posted new material on Parsonsburg, Pittsville, Willards, Newark and Gridletree which we found rarely mentioned online. We are still looking for a Tudor Style station in Trappe, and a Station in Greensboro that was said to have been ” moved to an Estate”.


Old Baltimore Houses

Looking through an old Baltimore Book I had on the shelf, found a few pictures I thought were interesting……

Above, picture was listed as Baltimore- Annondale


Below, Baltimore – Aneslie

( Below ) Baltimore – Altamasco 

Baltimore – Athol

Baltimore – Tower Hill

Baltimore – Chatsworth

Cockeysville – Mont View

Baltimore – Abell

Not sure the name on the final one – I’ll dig it up