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
Paintings; Street scene; Theater; Baltimore (Md.)
Scott, Mabel, 1915-2000
The Vagabond Theater, established in 1916. Baltimore, Maryland. Oil on canvas by Mabel Scott.
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1944
1981.12


Paintings; Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Paintings; Cemeteries
Guy, Francis, 1760-1820
General Washington
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ca. 1804
1981.4.1


Paintings; Perry Hall (Md.); Landscape
Guy, Francis, 1760-1820
Perry Hall from the northwest. Oil on canvas by Francis Guy.
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ca. 1805
1981.3.1


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; Maritime; Star-spangled banner (Song)
Mackall, R Mcgill, 1889-1982
Birthplace of Star Spangled Banner. Oil on canvas by R McGill Mackall.
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1957
1976.80.59


Ark and Dove
Paintings; Maritime; Settlement of land--Maryland; Landscape--Water
Moll, John, 1909-1999
Ark and Dove depicted on the waters of the Bay. The Ark was a 17th century ship which carried passengers bound for Maryland during the pioneering 1634 expedition to St. Mary
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M1955.44.1


Paintings; Maritime
Way, Andrew John Henry, 1826-1888
Oysters in Half Shell. Oil on canvas by Andrew John Henry Way.
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1863
1964.3.30


Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill; Paintings; Landscape; Maritime; Baltimore (Md.); Landscape--Water
Calyo, Nicolino, 1799-1884
View from Federal Hill northward. Oil on canvas by Nicolino Calyo.
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1837
1954.133.1


Annapolis (Md.); Paintings; houses; Street scene; Architecture--exterior
Ruckle, Thomas, 1776-1853
House in Annapolis. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle.
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ca. 1800
1946.37.1


Belvedere
Baltimore County (Md.); Paintings; Historic homes; Houses; Howard Family; Landscape; Architecture--Exterior
Weidenbach, Augustus (Karl), d. 1869
Belvedere, Home of John Eager Howard (1752-1827). Baltimore County, Maryland. Oil on canvas by Augustus Widenbach.
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ca. 1858
1947.31.1


Paintings; North Point, Battle of, Md., 1814; War of 1812, 1812-1815; Landscape
Ruckle, Thomas, 1776-1853
The Battle of North Point, Near Baltimore. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle.
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ca. 1814
1939.11.1


Harpers Ferry
Paintings; Landscape; Harpers Ferry (W. Va.); Lanscape--Water
Unknown
Harpers Ferry. Oil on canvas by unknown artist.
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ca. 1845-1860
1944.1.1


Transportation--Trains; Latrobe, John H. B. (John Hazlehurst Boneval), 1803-1891; Bridges and viaducts; Paintings; Architecture--Exterior; Landscape--Water
Latrobe, John H. B. (John Hazlehurst Boneval), 1803-1891
Thomas Viaduct at Relay, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Oil on canvas by John H.B. Latrobe. Railroad cars are seen on a bridge, with women and children fishing over river banks with a path to the right and trees on the side.
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ca. 1850-1860
1945.105.4


Paintings; Settlement of land--Maryland; Calvert Family
Woodward, David Acheson, 1823-1909
First Landing of Leonard Calvert in Maryland. Oil on canvas by David Acheson Woodward.
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ca. 1865-1870
1924.7.1


Paintings; Mexican-American War, 1846-1848
Woodville, Richard Caton, 1825-1856
War News from Mexico. Oil on canvas by Richard Caton Woodville.
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1848
1918.8.2


Churches and synagogues; Paintings; Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues; Landscape; Architecture--Exterior; Baltimore (Md.)
Ruckle, Thomas, 1775-1853
Saint Paul
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1805
1896.10.1


Paintings; Taverns (Inns); Landscape; Architecture--Exterior
Ruckle, Thomas Coke, 1811-1891
Fairview Inn, Three Mile House on Old Frederick Road. Oil on canvas by Thomas Coke Ruckle.
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1814
1899.3.1


Paintings; Maritime
Unknown
Spencer Hall Shipyard, Gray's Inn Creek, Kent County, Maryland, ca. 1760. Oil painting on wooden mantle panel by unknown artist.
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ca. 1760
1900.5.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Baltimore (Md.); Paintings; Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.); Maritime; Landscape--Water
Miller, Alfred Jacob, 1810-1874
Painting of the bombardment of Fort McHenry by Alfred Jacob Miller. Features a view of Whetstone Point, Fort Babcock and Fort Covington, located on the right of the painting.
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ca. 1828-1830
1901.2.3


Paintings; Architecture--Exterior; Houses; Historic homes
Guy, Francis, 1760-1820
Bolton, view from the south. Oil on canvas by Francis Guy.
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ca. 1805
1902.2.1


Games