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
Eubie Blake, African American history, Portrait male, Photographs, Musicians., Jazz., Portrait group
Eubie Blake (left) with Noble Sissle (right) and Josephine Baker. Eubie Blake Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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Z24.1279


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Royal Theatre. 1329 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore. "Always A Good Show" on the marquee. Shows pedestrians. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa October 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.B1-001


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Children entering movie theater. Shows lines of children and ticket taker. Arabian Nights (1962) movie poster in background. Possibly the Regent Theatre or the Royal Theatre. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1962. 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
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ca. 1962
HEN.00.B1-006


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Portrait group, University of Maryland
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. University of Maryland School of Law graduate Juanita Jackson Mitchell in cap and gown with her sons Clarence M. Mitchell III, Keiffer Mitchell, and Michael Bowen Mitchell. College Park, Maryland. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-043


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Pedestrians walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. Shows sign for Herbert's Mens Wear. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.B1-111


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Bowie (Md.), Colleges and universities, Bowie State University.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Women watching television. Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie (Bowie State University). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), 1953. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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1953
HEN.00.B2-232


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. Left to right: Henry Kimbo, Robert "Butch" Davis, Lester Locket holding bats. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-052


African American history, Photographs, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Street scene, Portrait group, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Clean Block Campaign (contest created by the Afro-American newspaper). Possibly east Baltimore. Women holding baby posing behind trash can (filled with candy), winner of the Clean Block Campaign competition. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa July 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.A2-187


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Portrait female, Women's history, Entertainers, Celebrities.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Actress and singer Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) in her dressing room of unidentified club. Shows photographer's assistant with flash. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1946. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1946
HEN.00.A2-247


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Politicians, Politics & government, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Bricker campaign headquarters. Callaway Real Estate Office. Marse S. Callaway posing at the door of his office. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A2-188


Work on paper; Maritime, Cumberland (Md.)
Wellington, John Louis 1878-1965
Men repairing a boat or boat building at Cumberland, Maryland. Work on paper by John Louis Wellington.
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1967.35.40


Work on paper; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.), Landscape, Landscape--Water, Maritime
Wellington, John Louis 1878-1965
Canal scene on the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal. Watercolor over graphite on watercolor paper by John Louis Wellington.
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ca. 1910-1920
1967.35.43


Work on paper; Landscape, Landscape--Water
Wellington, John Louis 1878-1965
Man and woman crossing over a river lock located above Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Work on paper by John Louis Wellington.
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ca. 1910-1920
1967.35.46


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People., Clubs and organizations, Civil rights.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meeting for voter registration campaign. Shows Florence Snowden in second row, third from left and Lillie May Carroll jackson, in first row, second from right. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa October 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.A2-147


Henderson, Paul (d. 1966), African American history, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs
Unknown
Paul Henderson with camera. Photograph and date unknown. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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Unknown
1991.44.301


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Catchers of the Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. Left to right: Hoss Walker, Frazier Robinson, Johnny Hayes, Vic Harris. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-053


Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People., Clubs and organizations, Civil rights., Portrait male
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Thurgood Marshall receiving National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Life Membership plaque from Carl Murphy, owner of the Afro-American newspaper. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1956. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1956
HEN.00.A2-148


Paintings, Washington, George, 1732-1799., Portrait male, Portrait male--Occupation--Politician
Unknown (after Gilbert Stuart, 1755-1828)
George Washington (1732-1799) after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) by unknown artist. Oil on canvas portrait circa 1830-1840. Full-length portraits shows Washington after Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait. Bequest of Marc L. Dudley in memory of George U. Porter.
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ca. 1830-1840
1901.2.1


Paintings, Annapolis (Md.), Calvert Family
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899
Annapolis, Maryland in 1750 or My Lady's Visit. Oil on canvas by Frank Blackwell Mayer. Genre painting showing members of the Calvert family visiting the Annapolis home of Charles Carroll. Three servants and horses are seen.
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1876
1924.24.7


Occupation--Political--Governor, Houses, Paintings
Unknown
Painting of Governor Mansion on a Card Table by unknown artist. Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie (1920-1935) used card table depicting the executive mansion as it appeared at the time of his service. Gift of Josephine Lanahan Dulany.
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ca. 1925
1938.2.1


Games