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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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, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses
Hughes, James F.
Rowhouses on west side of Calvert Street, between Chase Street and Biddle Street. Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph by James F. Hughes.
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
1890
PP3.37


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses, Transportation--Horse-drawn wagons
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Corner of Cathedral Street and Centre Street.
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
PP3.40


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses, Transportation--Horse-drawn wagons
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
1119 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. January, 1892.
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
1892
PP3.42


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
John Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
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. 1868-1920
PP3.46


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Corner of Charles Street and Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
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
PP3.85


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Residence of David Stewart, Esq., Baltimore, Maryland. February 5, 1887.
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
1887
PP3.91


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Taney House. Lexington Street and Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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PP3.92


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, PP3, Numbered Collections, Rowhouses, Houses, Historic homes, Landscape
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Hoffman House stable.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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PP3.144


Architecture--Exterior, Architecture, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), PP3, Numbered Collections
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
East Baltimore Street doorway with steps.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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PP3.16


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues, African American history, Churches and synagogues, PP3, Numbered Collections
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
First Colored Baptist Church. 525 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Corner of North Caroline Street and McElderry Street. (Formerly Z24.1956)
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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PP3.22


Photographs, Architecture--Exterior, Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues, Churches and synagogues, PP3, Numbered Collections
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
Maryland Avenue Presbyterian Church. Baltimore, Maryland.
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
PP3.25


Street scene, Street scene--Urban Landscape, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.)--Business and Industries, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc., Civil rights.
Unknown
Read's Drugstore, ca. 1940. Subject Vertical File (Baltimore--Drugstores).
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. 1940
None [SVF]


Landscape, Photographs, Allegany County (Md.), Houses
Unknown
View of Knobby Mountains. Cumberland, Maryland. Subject Vertical File (Allegany County--Views--Cumberland).
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
1890
None [SVF]


Architecture--Interior, Maryland State House (Annapolis, Md.), Annapolis (Md.), Architecture, Photographs, Numbered Collections, PP3
Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927
View of Gallery, Old Senate Chamber. Annapolis, Maryland.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1860
PP3.8


Hughes Company, Women's history, Portrait group--Women, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Business and industry
Hughes Company
Sonneborn Factory, interior with women workers. Northwest Corner of Pratt and Paca Streets, Baltimore. Photograph by the Hughes Company.
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
Z9.703.PP8


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
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-169


Women's history, Suffrage, Clubs and organizations, Photographs, Portrait group--Women, United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.), Z24.206
Unknown
Just Government League of Maryland marching in Washington, D.C., 1920. (Formerly Z24.206)
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
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1920
[SVF]


Portrait Male; Photographs--Cased object; American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history
Unknown
James W. Sank. Sank enlisted into the Purnell Legion Infantry during the American Civil War. Sank served three years and returned to Baltimore as a letter carrier.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1865
CSPH 338


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Photographs--Cased object; Portrait group--Military
Unknown
Gift of Mrs. Ethel Flannagan.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1863
CSPH 337


Games