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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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Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unknown
1976.88.2


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works, Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Music., Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Page 31, sketch of drum instruments. New Orleans, February 21, 1819. Benjamin H. Latrobe Journal IV, February 16, 1819 to February 26, 1819. "...The music consisted of two drums and a stringed instrument...." Pages 31 through 33 contain sketches of instruments.
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February 21, 1819
MS 2009


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works, Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Music., Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Page 32, sketch of stringed instruments. New Orleans, February 21, 1819. Benjamin H. Latrobe Journal IV, February 16, 1819 to February 26, 1819. "...a stringed instrument which no doubt was imported from Africa. On the top of the finger board was the nude figure of a man in a sitting posture, and two pegs (?) behind him to which the strings were fastened..." Pages 31 through 33 contain sketches of instruments.
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February 21, 1819
MS 2009


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works, Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Music., Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Page 33, sketch of square drum and other instruments. New Orleans, February 21, 1819. Benjamin H. Latrobe Journal IV, February 16, 1819 to February 26, 1819. Pages 31 through 33 contain sketches of instruments.
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February 21, 1819
MS 2009


Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Works on paper
Unknown
Painting on paper of the Vigilant of Baltimore ca. 1803, commanded by Thomas Boyle.
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ca. 1803
M1975.3.2


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco entering Bay of Naples. Watercolor on paper by unknown artist.
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Not dated
M1986.87


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco making escape. Watercolor on paper.
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September 21, 1814
M1986.88


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works, Works on paper, Baltimore (Md.)
Brighty, G.M.
The death of General Ross near Baltimore. Work on paper by G.M. Brighty
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1816
1965.70.3


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), Diamond, James
Diamond, James
An elevation for a capitol, plan No. 2. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.51


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Washington Monument--Baltimore (Md.), Mills, Robert, 1781-1855
Mills, Robert, 1781-1855
Washington Monument, elevation of front. Washington Monument drawing competition, 1813. Ink and watercolor on paper. Originally part of MS876 Washington Monument Papers, 1810-1843.
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1814
1991.49.3


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Washington Monument--Baltimore (Md.), Ramée, Joseph Jacques, 1764-1842, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Ramée, Joseph Jacques, 1764-1842
Design for the Washington Monument. Washington Monument drawing competition, 1813. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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1813
CB5472


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, White House (Washington, D.C.), Hoban, James, ca. 1762-1831
Hoban, James, ca. 1762-1831
Design for the President's house, elevation. White House drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.3


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, White House (Washington, D.C.), Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Proposed sketch for the President's House, elevation. White House drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.6


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Carshore, Andrew Mayfield
Perspective view of the Federal House. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.23


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), Dobie, Samuel
Dobie, Samuel
Inv. and Del. for a Capitol, No. 2. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.40


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Wintersmith, Charles
Plan of the Capitol, No. 1. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.42


Games