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
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]


Women's History, Daguerreotypes, Slavery, African American history, Photographs, Cased Photographs Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Jeremiah Tilghman and Venus Tilghman. Slaves of Col. Benedict William Hall of Eutaw in Baltimore County, ca. 1850. Note: The preview image is two separate photographs. The first is of the open daguerreotype. The second photograph is a detail of the photograph.
Restricted from public use. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1850
CSPH 156


Baltimore (Md.), Prints, Slavery, African American history, Newspapers and periodicals, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Unidentified artist
"The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Maryland." Print in unidentified newspaper or periodical.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1861
CB2883


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Music., Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified musical group inside club. Shows five men and one woman in formal attire. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1951. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-009


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), African American history, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.). Druid Hill, Baltimore (Md.)--Parks and squares, Architecture--Exterior, Apartment buildings, Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Park. Druid Hill Park. Shows reservoir and apartment buildings in background. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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circa March 1948
HEN.00.A1-135


Women's history, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Medicine., Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Planned Parenthood clinic. Woman with children. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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circa June 1949
HEN.00.A2-182


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Interior view of theater. Auditorium seating in unidentified theater. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1953
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1953
HEN.00.B1-021


Civil rights., African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Mitchell Family. Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Clarence Mitchell III (standing), Clarence Mitchell, Jr., and Keiffer Mitchell. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988).
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Undated
HEN.00.B1-041


Broadsides., African American history, Slavery., Prince George's County (Md.)
Snowden, Thomas (Junior), author
Broadside for runaway slave Lewis Butler. One hundred dollar reward for the capture of Lewis Butler, who escaped from Thomas Snowden, Jr. in Prince George's County, Maryland. October 19, 1825.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1825-10-19
Z24.1444


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Bars (Drinking establishments), Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Arrow Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1951.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-007


Photographs, African American history, Paul Henderson, Street scene, Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Exterior view of unidentified liquor store. Shows people on sidewalk and address number 1500. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa July 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A1-004


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Arrow Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa April 1953.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1953
HEN.00.A1-005


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Exterior view of Club 909, Calhoun Street, Baltimore. Shows sign that reads "Musical Bar, Air Conditioned". Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1951.
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-006


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Architecture--Interior, Restaurants
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Interior of unidentified club or restaurant. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa October 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A1-002


Photographs, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Architecture--Exterior, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Exterior view of Club 10-17, 1017 Madison Avenue, Baltimore. Located next to Spirit Beam Church of God Methodist Church. Shows bunting, rowhouses, and people on a stoop. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-003


African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz.
Louis Armstrong. Autographed: "To Mr. and Mrs. Eubie Blake. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Armstrong."
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Z24.1280


African American history, Eubie Blake, Portrait male, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Portrait group
Bill Cosby and Eubie Blake.
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Z24.1281


Eubie Blake.
African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz.
Unidentified photographer
Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Undated
Z24.1349


Eubie Blake.
African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Portrait group
Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Z24.1350


African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Theater
Stage view of musical. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Z24.1352


Games