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; Portrait group--Family; Calvert Family, Women's history
Stuart, Gilbert, 1775-1828
Half-length portrait of Rosalie Eugenia Stier Calvert (Mrs. George Stuart Calvert) and child, Caroline Maria Calvert (Mrs. Thomas Willing Morris). Mrs. Calvert has dark hair piled high atop head, and sits in red-upholstered armchair holding child in lap. Mrs. Calvert wears short-sleeved black dress with low neck with white lace. Ms. Calvert wears short-sleeved white dress. Image has green-brown background.
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1805
1991.58.2


Paintings; Portrait female, Baltimore (Md.). Fells Point, Women's history
(Attributed to) Hesselius, John, 1728-1778
Three-quarter length portrait shows Ann Bond Fell (Mrs. Edward Fell): seated woman wearing gold dress with sheer white underdress. She holds two red carnations in right hand. Image has dark background, showing sky, and water to right of tree.
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ca. 1764
1986.105.4


Women's history, Paintings; Portrait female; Tilghman Family; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Three-quarter length portrait shows Mary Tilghman Roberts (Mrs. Edward Roberts): woman with long brown hair, wearing lavender-blue dress with white fichu and cuffs. In left hand, she holds miniature of niece, Mary Elizabeth Tilghman, which is attached to beige cord at waist. Woman is seated in federal side chair, with elbow on table. Oil on canvas by Mary Tilghman.
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1790
1973.13.3


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Portrait female, Women's history, Entertainers, Churches and synagogues, Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972) performing. Possibly Gillis Memorial Church. Reverend Theodore Jackson. Audience in background. Photography by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa February 1959.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1959
HEN.00.A2-270


Paintings; Portrait female--Child, Women's history
Kühn, Justus Engelhardt
Full-length standing portrait shows Eleanor Darnall as a young girl in pink dress and lace apron. She stands before a marble balustrade overlooking a formal garden. A marble pedestal and urn of cut flowers are seen on right, with a brown and white dog at left.
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ca. 1710
1912.1.5


Paintings; Portrait--Children, Women's history
Eddy, Oliver Tarbell, 1799-1868
Group portrait shows the children of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Griffith (Israel Jr., Sarah Ann, Mary Eleanor, Frances Ann, Alverda, and Emma): image shows boy in skeleton suit, girl in pink dress, girl in white dress seated in red-upholstered chair, girl in black blouse, white skirt, and red scarf, girl in pink dress and hat with blue parasol opens door, and girl and cat on floor. Oil on canvas by Oliver Tarbell Eddy.
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ca. 1844
1918.9.1


Women's history, Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Paintings; Portrait group--family; Peale Family (artists)
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Full-length portrait shows Anne Baldwin Chase (Mrs. Samuel Chase) in a blue dress holding infant daughter, Anne Chase, who wears a white dress and red shoes. Another of Chase's daughters, Matilda Chase, is shown at right holding peaches in her red gown, and the infant also holds a peach. There is a column at left, and a green-brown background. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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1772-1784
1892.2.2


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Portrait group--Women; Women's history; Photographs
Unknown
The Brown Veil Club (also known as the Monument Street Girls), ca.1860-1865. The Brown Veil Club sewed uniforms during the Civil War for local men who fled the city to join the Confederate Army. Standing left to right; Henrietta Penniman Carrington, Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson; Seated; Sophia Sargeant, Alice Wright, Rebecca Gordon, and Ida Winn.
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ca. 1860
[GPVF]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Newspapers and periodicals; Women's history
Harper & Brothers, Publisher
A Female Rebel in Baltimore, An Everyday Scene. Cover of Harper's Weekly, Volume V, Number 245. New York. Saturday, September 7, 1861. Medium Prints Collection.
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September 7, 1861
[74688]


Children, Family, African American history, Photographs, Health, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Women's history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Planned Parenthood clinic. Woman and man with children. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-184


World War II, Business and Industry, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's History, Laborers
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Four unidentified women working in factory. Possibly World War II defense workers. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-102


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-143


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-144


Street scenes, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson, circa March 1951.
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A2-150


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Juanita Jackson Mitchell (standing, second from left), Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson (standing, fourth from left) with others. Possibly the Afro-American newspaper office. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A2-151


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Profest demonstration. Parren Mitchell (second from left) with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-152


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Four women protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-154


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Bayard Rustin with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Bayrd Ruston, second from left. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948. Afro-American newspaper, October 29, 1949: "Hit by Jim Crow in Md. As Well as N.C. Bayard Rustin, who spent 22 days on the North Carolina chain gang for refusal to obey the jim crow travel laws, is shown as he joined the NAACP picket line at Ford's Theatre, last week, in protest of its policy of segregation. This is the fourth season of the NAACP's picketing in Baltimore. Shown left to right, are Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Mr. Rustin."
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-155


Celebrities, Entertainers, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Paul Robeson (second from left), Dr. John E.T. Camper (fourth from left) with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows men and women with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-156


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. People protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows pedestrians and protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-157


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