Collections Online

Welcome to the Maryland Historical Society’s Collections Online Database. Browse through both Museum Department collections and the Special Collections Department of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library by subject or by medium. Here you will see paintings, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts pieces, lithographs, and more.

With well over one million items housed at MdHS, this database contains merely a fraction of what can be found in the combined collections. Information contained in the records of the Collections Online Database is subject to change as a result of ongoing research.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Browse by subject using these links or enter a term in the search boxes below (scroll down for results):

American Civil WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Street scenes, Business and Industry, Automobiles, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Buildings, structures
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Industrial Building. 501 East Preston Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and truck. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1920-1930. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.043


Banks and banking, St. Paul Street, Business, Business and industry, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Buildings, structures
Unidentified photographer
Chesapeake Bank Building. 7 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1920-1930. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.045


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Drawing, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Seating, White House (Washington, D.C.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Drawing of a chair for the President's house. Watercolor, pen, and ink on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1809
1961.130.1


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Drawing, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Seating, White House (Washington, D.C.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Drawing of a sofa for the President's house. Watercolor, pen, and ink on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1809
1960.130.2


United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.), Drawing, Competitions, Architectural, Works on paper, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Hart, Philip, fl. 1790-1798
Front view of the Capitol "B" elevation. Signed lower left edge: "Philip Hart." Three joined pieces of creme paper with pricked guide points, pen and iron gall ink, scored guide lines, pencil shading and pencil graffiti. Not dated. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792. Donor: John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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Unknown
1976.88.12


Hallet, Étienne Sulpice, 1755-1825, Hallet, Stephen, 1755-1825, Works on paper, Drawing, Architectural, Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Hallet, Stephen, 1755-1825 (Hallet, Étienne Sulpice, 1755-1825)
West view of the Capitol. Elevation. Not signed or dated. Single sheet of creme paper with pricked guide points, pen, and iron gall ink washes and pen and black ink. Stephen Hallet (Étienne Sulpice Hallet). United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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Unknown
1976.88.1


Works on paper, Drawing, Architectural, Competitions, United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Hallet, Stephen, 1755-1825 (Hallet, Étienne Sulpice, 1755-1825)
East view of the Capitol. Elevation. Not signed or dated. Single sheet of creme paper with pricked guide points, pen, and black ink, black ink washes and pencil under drawing. Stephen Hallet (Hallet, Étienne Sulpice). United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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Unknown
1976.88.2


Mount Vernon, Baltimore (Md.), Aerial views, Washington Monument, Landscape, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Cased object
Clark, Henry H., 1815-?
View of Baltimore. View north westerly from Shot Tower. Full plate daguerreotype attributed to Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1845-1850
MC711-2


Baltimore (Md.), Markets, Street scene, Washington Monument, Landscape, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Cased object
Clark, Henry H., 1815-?
Marsh Market fountain on Baltimore Street. Shows Marsh Market fountain and McDonald's Lottery building in foreground. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1845-1850
MC711-3


Business and industry, Baltimore (Md.)--Business and Industries, Maritime, Baltimore (Md.)--Harbor, Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Photographs--Cased object, Baltimore (Md.),
Clark, Henry H., 1815-?
Baltimore Harbor view. Gay Street dock from Federal Hill, Baltimore. Attributed to Henry H. Clark. Full plate daguerreotype. Shows ships Herald and Juniata, Merchant's Exchange building (demolished ca. 1901-1902), and Second Reformed Church.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1845-1850
MC711-5


Women's history, Broadsides., United States. Congress., Hancock, John, 1671-1752, Goddard, Mary Katherine, 1738-1816, Declaration of Independence
Goddard, Mary Katherine, 1738-1816
In Congress, July 7, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen States of America. Signed by John Hancock, President. Printed by Mary Katharine Goddard.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1776
[Broadside 1776]


Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849., Portrait male, Etching., Prints
Unknown
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1949). Etching with signature. Hayden Collection.
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Unknown
[Graphics]


Photographs, Portrait group--Men, Portrait group, Howard County (Md.), Cotton mills, Mills, Savage (Md.), Laborers, African American history
Unknown
Gang at sewer work, 1918-1919. Savage Mill, Savage, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Howard County, Mills (folder 5, photograph 5).
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1918-1919
[SVF]


Portrait group, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Prohibition., Photographs, Liquor industry., Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Business and Industries
Unknown
Prohibition [Jefferson Liquor Company storefront with customers], [1918]. [Probably] 15 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Prohibition. (Previously labeled as Z24.47.VF)
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[1918]
[SVF]


Baltimore (Md.). Mount Vernon, Rowhouses, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Subject Vertical File,
Unknown
Monument Street, 200 block west. Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets (folder contains eight prints, eleven negatives).
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1961
[SVF]


Baltimore (Md.), Transportation, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Architecture--Exterior,
Unknown
Baltimore Street, 600 block east, ca. 1876-1893. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Previously known as 24.13.VF.
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ca. 1876-1893
[SVF]


Baltimore (Md.), Architecture--Exterior, Transportation, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Subject Vertical File,
Unknown
Baltimore Street, 200-300 block east, ca. 1870. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Previously known as Z24.79.
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ca. 1870
[SVF]


Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Alley houses, Rowhouses
Unknown
Biddle Alley, ca. 1911. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Featured in Housing Conditions in Baltimore: Report of a Special Committee of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor and the Charity Organization Society, Submitting Results of an Investigation by Janet E. Kemp (PAM 11206).
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ca. 1911
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses
Unknown
Biddle Street, 200 block west, ca. 1920. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Previously known as Z24.1341.
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ca. 1920
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses
Unknown
Calhoun Street, 400 block north. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Previously known as Z24.708.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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Unknown
[SVF]