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
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
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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


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.
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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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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-003


Paul Henderson, Photographs, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments),
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Hals Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa April 1953.
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ca. 1953
HEN.00.A1-001


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Royal Theatre. 1329 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore. "Always A Good Show" on the marquee. Shows pedestrians. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa October 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.B1-001


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Children entering movie theater. Shows lines of children and ticket taker. Arabian Nights (1962) movie poster in background. Possibly the Regent Theatre or the Royal Theatre. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1962. 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. 1962
HEN.00.B1-006


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.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-043


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Pedestrians walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. Shows sign for Herbert's Mens Wear. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.B1-111


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.
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1953
HEN.00.B2-232


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. Left to right: Henry Kimbo, Robert "Butch" Davis, Lester Locket holding bats. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-052


African American history, Photographs, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Street scene, Portrait group, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Clean Block Campaign (contest created by the Afro-American newspaper). Possibly east Baltimore. Women holding baby posing behind trash can (filled with candy), winner of the Clean Block Campaign competition. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa July 1948. 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
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-187


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.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1946
HEN.00.A2-247


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