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.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Browse by subject using these links or enter a term in the search boxes below (scroll down for results):

American Civil WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Street scene
Unknown
Charles Street looking north from Redwood Street ,1912. Convention Week. Photograph.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1912
MC4816


Immigrants, Medicine, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Doctor examines woman for trachoma. Immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .1


Immigrants, Medicine, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Waiting area, immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .2


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Bridges and Viaducts; Jones Falls (Md.); Portrait group--Men
Unknown
Below Eager Street. Jones Fallsway Viaduct, progress photo. From right to left: C.K. Allen, Resident Engineer, Mayor Preston, M. Hendricks, Chief Engineer and
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
MC4272.24


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)--Markets
Unknown
Lexington Market. Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph.
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
1921
MC4240


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore Theatre; Street scene
Unknown
Howard Auditorium Music Hall at Night, Howard Street near Franklin Street, ca. 1900. The Auditorium was also known as the Natatorium and currently stands as the Mayfair Theater, which is currently vacant. Photograph.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1900
MC2174A


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Newspapers and periodicals; Portrait male
Unknown
Arunah Shepherdson Abell (1806-1888) was an American publisher and philanthropist. Shepherdson founded the Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore newspaper still in print. Photograph.
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
Unknown
MC1262


Portrait group, Baltimore (Md.), Jones Falls, Bridges and viaducts, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Urban Landscape, Water
Unidentified photographer
Gay Street bridge over Jones Falls, seen from north. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10, box 1. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1910-1914
MC2102-9


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Cased photograph; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Clarke, H.
North view of Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill, ca. 1850. Full plate daguerreotype.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1850
MC711-4


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unknown
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Piers at Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland.
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ca. 1872
CC2952


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)--Aerial views.; Cased photograph
Clarke, H.
Northwest view of Baltimore from Merchants Shot Tower ca. 1850. Full plate daguerreotype.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1844-1850
MC711-2


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Hunter, W.H.(?)
Spears Wharf from Pratt Street, 1875.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1875
CC2851


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Street scene
Unknown
The Sun Iron Building stood at the Southeast corner of Baltimore and South Streets; completed and occupied in 1851; destroyed by Great Fire of 1904.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1900
CC2890


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill; Maritime
Unknown
Baltimore Harbor view from Federal Hill, ca. 1872.
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ca. 1872
CC984


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Street scene
Unknown
Piedmont Airlines along Light street. Light Street Wharf with steamers in background (Danville). Connected with railroads in Virginia.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1885
CC964


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Street scene
Unknown
Sun Iron Building, southeast corner Baltimore Street and South Street. First iron building completed in the U.S., finished in 1851.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1880-1890
CC976


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Gold rushes--California.; Portrait group--men
Unknown
Members of the Maryland Society of California Pioneers. Survivors of the 1849 California Gold Rush, ca. 1890. Photograph.
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ca. 1890
CC204


Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photographs; Sports; Horse racing; Pimlico Racetrack (Md.)
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Pimlico Racetrack Clubhouse. Black and white photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1948
B2032


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maryland Hospital; Architecture; Maryland Hospital; Baltimore (Md.). Johns Hopkins University
Unknown
Exterior of Johns Hopkins Hospital, facing Broadway. Photograph.
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ca. 1920
CC1009


Army Camp
Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photographs; Military camps; Occupation--Military--Soldier
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Army Camp. Black and white photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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B1974-3


Games