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, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait female, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Occupation--Political--US Senator
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Maryland State Senator Verda Freeman Welcome (1907-1990). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa December 1950. 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. 1950
HEN.00.B1-054


African American history, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Clubs and organizations, Baltimore (Md.), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baby rally. Unidentified women and men with children. National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) office, 402 Dolphin Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949.
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. 1949
HEN.00.A2-169


Women's history, Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; African American history; Rowhouses; Architecture--Interior; Portrait group--Family
Dubas, John
Alley house mother. Black and white photograph by John Dubas, 1916. The Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection.
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
ca. 1916
MC9451


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Industry; Architecture--Interior
Blakeslee Lane
Union Stock Yards. Kaufman Packing Co. October 2, 1933. Photograph 17 of 18 by Blakeslee Lane.
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
1933
MC8344-17


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Celebrations and parades; World War II, 1939-1945
Blakeslee Lane
Victory over Japan (V-J) Day Celebration outside of Hutzler's and Hochschild Kohn
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1945
MC8427-3


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Architecture--Interior; Bars (Drinking establishment)
Dubas, John
Saloon interior. November 1, 1908. Photograph by John Dubas.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1908
MC9205


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Theater; Baltimore (Md.); Architecture--Exterior; Cable cars (Streetcars)
Dubas, John
Gayety Theatre. Holliday and Baltimore Streets. Black and white photograph by John Dubas, circa 1940.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1940
MC9256


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; German American history; Immigrants--United States; Street scene
Dubas, John
Deutsche Emigrantenhaus. German Immigrant House, 1308 Beason Street. December 29, 1904. Photograph by John Dubas.
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
1904
MC9168A


Alley
Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Street scene; Portrait group--Children; Baltimore (Md.). East Baltimore
Dubas, John
Alley. Near Fayette Street, East Baltimore. Photograph by John Dubas.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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ca. 1915
MC9101


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Marsh Market, ca. 1930. From a series of photographs of Baltimore
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1930
MC8265E


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician; Bodine; A. Aubrey; United States. President
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the Fifth Regiment Armory. President Roosevelt carried Baltimore, the state of Maryland as a whole, as well as 41 other states. October 26, 1932. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine. October 26, 1932.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1932
MC7848-2


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)--Fire, 1904.; Baltimore (Md.)--Colleges and universities; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Baltimore (Md.)--Markets
Bayer, Andrew
Maryland Institute Burning During Great Fire, 1904. Photograph by Andrew Bayer, 1904. In 1904, the Maryland Institute was located above the Center Market on Baltimore Street. The building had covered an entire block and had two stories above the market, with two towers. Photograph by Andrew Bayer. Mounted print.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1904
MC7610


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician; Bodine; A. Aubrey; United States. President
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
President Herbert C. Hoover at Mount Royal Station. Shows spectators; decorated podium; Pres. Hoover. September 21, 1932-October 21, 1932. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1932
MC7787


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Cable cars (Streetcars); Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Street scene
Hughes Company
Baltimore Street, 100 block east near North, now Guilford. North side of street. Photograph by the Hughes Company.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1870
MC6791


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Horses; Wagons; Baltimore (Md.). Police Dept.; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Transportation--Horse-drawn wagons; Vehicles; Street scene
Unknown
Pratt and Light Streets, northwest corner. Street scene showing horse-drawn wagons, cars and policeman regulating traffic. In front of traffic Adjustment Co. Bldg. Photograph. November, 1921.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1921
MC6976


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Street scene; Cable cars (Streetcars); Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Theater
Unknown
Baltimore Street east from Commerce Street. Known as "The Block". Northwest corner building decorated with Caryatids. Also pictured: Lubin's Theatre.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1920
MC6591


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Street scene; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Cable cars (Streetcars); Monuments
Worthington; Hughes Company
Calvert & Fayette Streets, southwest corner. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Office and Battle Monument. Courthouse under construction may be noted. Hughes Company photograph by Worthington.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1895
MC6637


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.) Woodberry; Industry; Baltimore (Md.)--Aerial views.
Hughes Company
Bird
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ca. 1930
MC6264


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Recreation--Theater--Movie; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Street scene; Architecture--exterior
Hughes Company
Stanley Theatre, 518 Howard Street. November, 1928. Photograph by the Hughes Company. The Stanley Theatre is also known as the Stanton Theatre. Photograph by the Hughes Company.
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1928
MC6124


Harford Road
Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Hughes Company
Harford Road South Toward Hamilton Avenue, for Merchants Terminal Corporation. Photograph by the Hughes Company. April 13, 1929.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1929
MC6219


Games