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
Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photograph; Annapolis (Md.); Maritime
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Annapolis City dock. Black and white photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine. April, 1949.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1949
B1028


Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photograph; Oystercatchers; Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Md.); Maritime
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Oyster Tongers near Bay Bridge. Black and white photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1952
B997-1


Paintings; Settlement of land--Maryland; Maritime
Mansfield, J. Carroll, 1896-1957
Ships arrive in the Potomac, part of the Cavalcade of Maryland Series. Oil on masonite by J. Carroll Mansfield.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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ca. 1940-1943
1988.53.8


Paintings; Maritime
Moerenhout, E.T., 1801-1893
Moonlit Seascape with Sailboats. Oil on canvas by E.T. Moerenhout.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1887
1989.26.115


Paintings; Maritime; Star-spangled banner (Song)
Mackall, R Mcgill, 1889-1982
Birthplace of Star Spangled Banner. Oil on canvas by R McGill Mackall.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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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


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.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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ca. 1828-1830
1901.2.3


Paintings; Maritime; Landscape--Water; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Attributed to William Hare, 1812/13-1865
Scene shows harbor. On shore appear a building identified as "Fardy & Auld's Shipbuilders", docked ships, and numerous workers. Federal Hill with observatory and flagpoles appears behind shore. Buildings are seen behind hill at left, and a blue sky with clouds is seen. Oil on canvas attributed to William Hare.
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ca. 1854
CA866


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Paintings; Landscape; Maritime
Unknown
Battle of Baltimore. Pen, ink, and watercolor on cream wove paper by unknown artist. Early 19th Century.
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Unknown
MA480


Paintings; Maritime; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843.; Star-spangled banner (Song); Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Moran, Edward Percy, 1862-1935
By Dawn’s Early Light. Oil on canvas by Edward Percy Moran. Depicts Francis Scott Key standing on boat, arms outstretched toward a United States flag above Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.
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ca. 1912
CA562


Lithographs; Maritime, Prints
Unknown
Yacht 'Ross Winans'. Lithograph by unknown artist.
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ca. 1866
H170


Clipper Ship
Lithographs; Maritime, Prints
McCann, Armitage
Clipper Ship
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ca. 1920
H78


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Water, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Industry
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Views - Harbor - B&O Railroad - Piers 6-9. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.70.VF.
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Harbor, Federal Hill, Bodies of water, Maritime, Water, Business and industry, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Harbor from Federal Hill. Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1915. 5 x 7 inch glass negative. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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ca. 1915
MC3556


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Civil Rights Movement, National Maritime Union of America, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Paul Robeson (far left), Betty Jane Watson (center) and James Drury (far right)
Restricted to copy print in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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May 28, 1944
HEN.08.03-025


Prints, Lithographs, Hambleton Print Collection, Maritime, Baltimore (Md.)
Druck
The Steamer Yacht "Ross Winans"
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Ca. 1866.
H181


Maritime, Baltimore (Md.), Paintings, Artwork
Glushakow, Jacob
Oil on masonite. 18 x 24 inches.
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Not dated.
2014-11


Games