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.

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

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Portrait male
Painting of John Rodgers (1773-1838). Oil on panel by Robert H. Sheppard (1818-1895). Full-length portrait shows John Rodgers holding silver presentation cup. Lower edge reads, "Presented by the United Fire Company / Gen. A. Miltenberger, Pres to John Rodgers of Baltimore, Sept 12th 1837." At a young age Rodgers apprenticed to a Baltimore shipowner and eventually rose to command a merchant ship while still in his teens. Before being commissioned a lieutenant in the new U.S. Navy in 1798, he spent eleven years as a ship merchant. Rodgers fought in the War of 1812. Drs. Michael and Marie Abrams Memorial Purchase Fund.
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1837


Baltimore (Md.), Peale, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Politician, Mayor, Portrait male
Peale, Rembrandt
Edward Johnson (1767-1829). Oil on canvas by Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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ca. 1817-1818
CA685


Thomas Ruckle
War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Artist
Ruckle, Thomas
Self-portrait. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle.
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1845
1964.99.1


War of 1812-1815; Military, Paintings, Portrait male, Newspapers and periodicals
Pechin, John
William Pechin (1773-1849). Oil on canvas by John Pechin.
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1812
1966.72.1


Paintings, Washington, George, 1732-1799., Portrait male, Portrait male--Occupation--Politician
Unknown (after Gilbert Stuart, 1755-1828)
George Washington (1732-1799) after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) by unknown artist. Oil on canvas portrait circa 1830-1840. Full-length portraits shows Washington after Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait. Bequest of Marc L. Dudley in memory of George U. Porter.
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ca. 1830-1840
1901.2.1


Paintings, Annapolis (Md.), Calvert Family
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899
Annapolis, Maryland in 1750 or My Lady's Visit. Oil on canvas by Frank Blackwell Mayer. Genre painting showing members of the Calvert family visiting the Annapolis home of Charles Carroll. Three servants and horses are seen.
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1876
1924.24.7


Occupation--Political--Governor, Houses, Paintings
Unknown
Painting of Governor Mansion on a Card Table by unknown artist. Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie (1920-1935) used card table depicting the executive mansion as it appeared at the time of his service. Gift of Josephine Lanahan Dulany.
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ca. 1925
1938.2.1


Varus.
Equestrian portraits, Paintings
Scott, Thomas J.
Varus, oil on canvas by Thomas J. Scott. Profile view of brown horse, "Varus", with markings in face. Image has beige background with brown at corners, and shows thickly painted straw.
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ca. 1881
1955.69.3


Parole.
Equestrian portraits, Paintings
Scott, Thomas J.
Parole, oil on canvas by Thomas J. Scott. Side view of a brown horse, "Parole", with jockey who wears pink-red silks, yellow breeches, and cap.
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ca. 1877-1890
1955.69.5


Paintings, Artwork
Johnston, Reuben LeGrand
Brace of Snipe, oil on canvas by Reuben LeGrand Johnston. Still life of brace of snipe hangs from a nail, seen with stucco-covered brick wall.
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1978
1963.66.15


Paintings, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Weidenbach, Augustus (Karl), d. 1869
Autumn, Harper's Ferry. Oil on canvas by Karl Augustus Weidenbach. Landscape of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, showing Shenandoah River in foreground and Potomac River at left. State of Virginia is at right, with West Virginia in right foreground, and Maryland at left.
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1863
1892.5.1


Paintings; African American history; Landscape
Williams, Alphonso
The Strawberry Checkout. Acrylic on board by Alphonso Williams.
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2001.29


Paintings; Landscape--Water; Bridges and viaducts
Middleman, Raoul, b.1935
Bridges on the Susquehanna. Oil on canvas by Raoul Middleman.
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2007.9


Paintings; Portrait group--Men
Corner, Thomas, 1865-1938
The Founding Fathers. Oil on canvas by Thomas Corner, 1913. Large group portrait shows ten men. Papers appear on table with wastebasket at center bottom. A red, green, and blue carpet is seen, with beige wall behind, a marble fireplace with clock, and mural readying
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1913
1998.33.1


Paintings; Landscape; Animals; Houses
Dieudonne, Jules A., 1853-1918
View of Bladensburg in the Winter. Oil on canvas by Jules A. Dieudonne, 1892.
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1892
2000.26


Leisure--United States; Paintings; Portrait group
Van Reuth, Edward
Home Sweet Home. Inscribed:
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1911
1994.101.1


Paintings; Baltimore (Md.); Leisure--United States
Miller, Tom, 1945-2000
Summer in Baltimore. Acrylic on hollo-core wood panel by Tom Miller.
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1993
1993.27.1


Paintings; Settlement of land--Maryland; Maritime
Mansfield, J. Carroll, 1896-1957
Ships arrive in the Potomac, part of the Cavalcade of Maryland Series. Oil on masonite by J. Carroll Mansfield.
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ca. 1940-1943
1988.53.8


Paintings; Maritime
Moerenhout, E.T., 1801-1893
Moonlit Seascape with Sailboats. Oil on canvas by E.T. Moerenhout.
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ca. 1887
1989.26.115


Paintings; African American history; Slavery.; Perry Hall (Md.)
Guy Francis, 1760-1820
Perry Hall, Slave Quarters with Field Hands at Work. Oil on canvas by Francis Guy.
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ca. 1805
1986-33


Games