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, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Bars (Drinking establishments), Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Arrow Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1951.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-007


Photographs, African American history, Paul Henderson, Street scene, Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Exterior view of unidentified liquor store. Shows people on sidewalk and address number 1500. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa July 1948.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1948
HEN.00.A1-004


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Portrait group
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Arrow Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa April 1953.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1953
HEN.00.A1-005


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Exterior view of Club 909, Calhoun Street, Baltimore. Shows sign that reads "Musical Bar, Air Conditioned". Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1951.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-006


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, White House (Washington, D.C.), Hoban, James, ca. 1762-1831
Hoban, James, ca. 1762-1831
Design for the President's house, elevation. White House drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1792
1976.88.3


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, White House (Washington, D.C.), Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Proposed sketch for the President's House, elevation. White House drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.6


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Carshore, Andrew Mayfield
Perspective view of the Federal House. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1792
1976.88.23


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), Dobie, Samuel
Dobie, Samuel
Inv. and Del. for a Capitol, No. 2. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
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1792
1976.88.40


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Wintersmith, Charles
Plan of the Capitol, No. 1. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1792
1976.88.42


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811
McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811
Elevation of the back front, plan of the lower floor, No. 2. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1792
1976.88.45


Works on paper, Drawing--Architectural, Drawing--Competitions, Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811
McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811
Plan of the second floor and elevation of the principal front, No. 1. United States Capitol drawing competition, 1792.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1792
1976.88.47


Photographs, Paul Henderson, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Architecture--Interior, Restaurants
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Interior of unidentified club or restaurant. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa October 1950.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@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.A1-002


Photographs, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments), Architecture--Exterior, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Exterior view of Club 10-17, 1017 Madison Avenue, Baltimore. Located next to Spirit Beam Church of God Methodist Church. Shows bunting, rowhouses, and people on a stoop. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@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.A1-003


African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz.
Louis Armstrong. Autographed: "To Mr. and Mrs. Eubie Blake. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Armstrong."
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
Z24.1280


African American history, Eubie Blake, Portrait male, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Portrait group
Bill Cosby and Eubie Blake.
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Z24.1281


Eubie Blake.
African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz.
Unidentified photographer
Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Undated
Z24.1349


Eubie Blake.
African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Portrait group
Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Z24.1350


African American history, Portrait male, Eubie Blake, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Theater
Stage view of musical. Eubie Blake Collection.
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Z24.1352


Paul Henderson, Photographs, African American history, Bars (Drinking establishments),
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified group in bar or tavern. Promotional photograph for Hals Beer. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa April 1953.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1953
HEN.00.A1-001


Eliza Benson.
African American history, Women's history, Portrait female, Photographs
Eliza Benson. Emily Spencer Hayden Collection (PP92).
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
Z24.721