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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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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


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


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Architecture, Photographs, Farming
Unknown
Oakland spring house or dairy on original site by Benjamin H. Latrobe (1764-1820), ca. 1812. Robert L. Harris Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 4.
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Unknown
MC2903-1


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Latrobe Family, Virginia.
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Sketch of Washington's Island, James River, Virginia. Work on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. April 14, 1796.
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1796
1960.108.1.1.33


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Sketch on the Appomattox at Bizarre. Pencil drawing by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.3


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Latrobe Family, Landscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View from the porch of Rippon Lodge. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.7


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Latrobe Family, Virginia., Houses
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Hors du Monde, the home of Colonel Henry Skipwith, Cumberland County, Virignia. Watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1796
1960.108.1.2.4


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Latrobe Family, Landscape, Houses, Mount Vernon (Va.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Sketch from memory showing the effect of Mount Vernon on approaching the place from the west on the road from Colchester. Drawing by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.12


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Latrobe Family, Houses, Mount Vernon (Va.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of Mount Vernon looking to the north. July 17, 1796. The portico faces to the east. Watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1796
1960.108.1.2.13


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Landscape, Latrobe Family, Houses
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
"View From the Window of My Chamber at Tremoulet's Hotel, New Orleans…" Watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Sketchbook 14, number 13.
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1960.108.1.14.13


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Animals
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Male and female dolphins. Piece of skin enlarged. Work on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. July 17-18, 1796.
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1796
1960.108.1.1.8


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Maritime, Latrobe Family, Norfolk (Va.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of Norfolk from [Smith's] Point. Work on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.1.28


Works on paper; Washington (D.C.); Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Churches and synagogues; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
St. John's Church, Washington, D.C. Drawing on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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ca. 1815


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Works on paper; United States. President; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Sketch of Thomas Jefferson. Pencil on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1802
1953.73.2


Works on paper; Drawing--Architectural; Architecture--Exterior; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Banks and banking; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
The Bank of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1798
1897.1.5


Works on paper; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Architecture--Exterior; Drawing--Architectural; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Capitol from Northeast. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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ca. 1806
1897.1.1


Works on paper; Drawing--Architectural; Architecture--Exterior; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Works on paper; Drawing--Architectural; Architecture--Exterior; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues; Latrobe Family
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1805
1897.1.3


Games