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
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]


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


Women's history, Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Lunch counter, signs in different languages. Immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .5


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


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).
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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Undated
HEN.00.B1-041


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Portrait group, University of Maryland
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. University of Maryland School of Law graduate Juanita Jackson Mitchell in cap and gown with her sons Clarence M. Mitchell III, Keiffer Mitchell, and Michael Bowen Mitchell. College Park, Maryland. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1950.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-043


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Bowie (Md.), Colleges and universities, Bowie State University.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Women watching television. Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie (Bowie State University). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), 1953. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1953
HEN.00.B2-232


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Portrait female, Women's history, Entertainers, Celebrities.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Actress and singer Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) in her dressing room of unidentified club. Shows photographer's assistant with flash. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1946. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1946
HEN.00.A2-247


Maryland Institute, College of Art., Women's history, Portrait female—Occupation--Artist, Bodine, A. Aubrey, Photographs, Artwork, Baltimore (Md.). Arts Gallery
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906–1970.
Maryland Institute student work. Artist Liz Quisgard with her work at the Maryland Institute [College of Art], Baltimore, Maryland. Negative (2.25 x 2.25 inches) by A. Aubrey Bodine, February 10, 1966.
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1966
B172-4-J


Maryland Institute, College of Art., Women's history, Portrait female—Occupation--Artist, Bodine, A. Aubrey, Photographs, Artwork, Baltimore (Md.). Arts Gallery
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906–1970.
Maryland Institute student work. Artist Liz Quisgard with her work at the Maryland Institute [College of Art], Baltimore, Maryland. Negative (2.25 x 2.25 inches) by A. Aubrey Bodine, February 10, 1966.
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1966
B172-4-K


Hughes Company, Women's history, Portrait group--Women, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Business and industry
Hughes Company
Sonneborn Factory, interior with women workers. Northwest Corner of Pratt and Paca Streets, Baltimore. Photograph by the Hughes Company.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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Z9.703.PP8


African American history, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait female, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Occupation--Political--US Senator
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Maryland State Senator Verda Freeman Welcome (1907-1990). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa December 1950. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-054


African American history, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Clubs and organizations, Baltimore (Md.), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baby rally. Unidentified women and men with children. National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) office, 402 Dolphin Street, Baltimore. 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 specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-169


Women's history, Suffrage, Clubs and organizations, Photographs, Portrait group--Women, United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.), Z24.206
Unknown
Just Government League of Maryland marching in Washington, D.C., 1920. (Formerly Z24.206)
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1920
[SVF]


Women's history, Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; African American history; Rowhouses; Architecture--Interior; Portrait group--Family
Dubas, John
Alley house mother. Black and white photograph by John Dubas, 1916. The Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection.
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ca. 1916
MC9451


Pelosi, Nancy, 1940-, Women's history, Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photograph; Portrait group--Family; Occupation--Political
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Annunciata M. "Nancy" (née Lombardi) with daughter Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro [Pelosi]. Daughter of Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.
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1947
B679-H


Women's history, Paintings
Mackall, R McGill, 1889-1987
Mary Pickersgill Making the Flag. Oil on canvas by R. McGill Mackall.
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ca. 1976
1976.80.61


Paintings; Portrait female; Bonaparte Family, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Massot, Firmin, 1766-1849
Three-quarter length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte wearing tiara with red stones, and yellow dress with square neck and short sleeves. She leans on red pillow on table, seated in red-upholstered seat. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1823
XX.5.69


Paintings; Portrait female, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Kinsoen, Francois Josephe, 1770-1839
Half-length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte as young woman wearing white empire dress with gold trim, and off-white gloves. Her brown hair is kept in place by gold ornament, and she wears pearl earrings and necklace. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1817
XX.5.72


Paintings; Portrait female; Johnson, Joshua, Women's history
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Half-length, three-quarter view portrait features Mary Anne Jewins Burnett (Mrs. Charles Burnett): woman in a white gown with an empire waistline. Light-colored hair appears from under her white cap and she wears a large, burgundy jewel on the sheer portion of her dress. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
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ca. 1812
2002.1.2


Games