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
Hughes Company, Photographs, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses
Hughes Company
Charles Street, 500-600 block. Photograph by the Hughes Company, February 5, 1931. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets.
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1931
[SVF]


Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Houses
Unknown
Fayette Stret, 300 block east, ca. 1859. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets.
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ca. 1859
[SVF]


Rowhouses, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape
Cronhardt & Son
Glover Street, 500 block south, ca. 1930. Photograph by Cronhardt & Son Photographs, Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Previously known as Z24.77.
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ca. 1930
[SVF]


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


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Object, Mens costumes--Personal artifacts
Unknown
Samuel Ettings mug or cup. Mug with a painted black body, several names etched in paint with a tin lid used by Samuel Etting of the Baltimore Fencibles, Sept. 12-13, 1814.
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ca. 1812
1895.1.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Havre de Grace (Md.), Object--Weapons
Unknown
Presentation sword given to John O'Neill (1768-1838). Inscription reads, "Presented to the Gallant O'Neil for his valor at Havre de Grace by Philadelphians 1813." Sword in gold scabbard, mother-of-pearl on grip, ornate hilt. John O'Neill is considered a hero of Havre de Grace after his courageous confrontation with British forces in Havre de Grace in 1813.
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Unknown
1931.4.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Leather military hat or cap, high crown and a beak, from the War of 1812. Bequest of Edward J. Stabler, Jr.
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ca. 1812-1814
1923.8.1


Mens costumes--Personal artifacts, War of 1812, 1812-1815
Unknown
Wooden canteen, 2nd S.F. No. 48 from ca. 1812. Painted green/gray with long detachable leather strap wound around canteen. Leather bands nailed to either side. Bequest of the estate of Edward Stabler, Jr.
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ca. 1812
1923.8.2


Mens costumes, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Pair of gold epaulettes worn by Mendes I. Cohen. Gift of heirs Miss Bertha Cohen, Mrs. Arnold Burges Johnson, Mrs. D. Grigsby Long and Mrs. Harriet Cohen Coale, 1929.
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Unknown
1929.15.2a


Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories, Mens costumes
Unknown
Military chapeau and case. Worn by Mendes I. Cohen. Gift of Mrs. Arnold B. Johnson, Mrs. D. Grigsby Long, and Mrs. Harriet Cohen Coale.
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Unknown
1929.15.3


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Painted tin hat shield worn by William Davis Hoffman, War of 1812.
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Unknown
1940.23.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Military canteen used during the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814. Inscription: "This canteen was in the Battle of North Point Baltimore 1814 [September] th. 12. 'Shipley Liester Seneir (sie)." Wood and metal. Note: "Shipley Lester Senior" is hand written on the other side of the canteen.
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ca. 1812
1951.116.5


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.). Druid Hill, Photographs, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Portrait group--Military, Portrait group
Ashman, W.
Photograph of the Old Defenders of the Battle of Baltimore (September 12, 1814). Photograph by W. Ashman, Druid Hill Park, 1876-1880.
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1876-1880
[GPVF]


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


Portrait group--Military, Portrait group, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Unknown
Federal troops on Federal Hill, looking northwest, American Civil War. Glass negative by David Bachrach (1845-1921) or William Henry Weaver (1825-1913). Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
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ca. 1862-1865
CC969


Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill, Photographs, American Civil War, 1861-1865
Unknown
South side of the [Baltimore] harbor, American Civil War. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
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ca. 1862-1865
CC987


Photographs, War of 1812, 1812-1815
Unknown
Daniel Wells and Henry McComas in caskets, laying in state in the Great Hall of Maryland Institute, prior to moving to the Wells and McComas Monument on Monument Street and Gay Street, Baltimore. Copy of photograph by John Dickinson, 1858. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
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Unknown
MC2088


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