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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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PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
"Punt Gun," as named by market hunters for game birds in the Chesapeake area. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 023


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
"We shared our knowledge and our lives." American Indian stone arrowheads, axes, hoes, celts, oyster shell tool for hollowing canoes (ca. 1600) with prototype model of five-log canoe showing a finished side and a rough-hewn side (prototype built in 1893). Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 024


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Table, arm and hand, with Confederate States of America patriotic envelope (ca. 1861). Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 025


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843., Portrait male, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Newspapers and periodicals, Star-spangled banner (Song)
Unknown
Francis Scott Key (1779-1843). Engraving from newspaper clipping. Small Prints Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Unknown
None [Z24.1255]


Star-spangled, Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843., banner (Song), Manuscripts--Poems and songs, Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.), War of 1812, 1812-1815
Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843.,
The Star-Spangled Banner. Original handwritten manuscript by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843).
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1814
[54315]


Star-spangled, Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843., banner (Song), Manuscripts--Poems and songs, Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.), War of 1812, 1812-1815, Broadsides.
Defence [sic] of Fort M'Henry. First printed version of The Star-Spangled Banner. "The annexed song was composed under the following circumstances--A gentleman had left Baltimore, in a flag of truce for the purpose of getting released from the British fleet, a friend of his who had been captured at Marlborough.--He went as far as the mouth of the Patuxent, and was not permitted to return lest the intended attack on Baltimore should be disclosed. He was therefore brought up the Bay to the mouth of the Patapsco, where the flag vessel was kept under the guns of a frigate, and he was compelled to witness the bombardment of Fort M'Henry [sic], which the Admiral had boasted that he would carry in a few hours, and that the city must fall. He watched the flag at the Fort through the whole day with an anxiety that can be better felt than described, until the night prevented him from seeing it. In the night he watched the Bomb Shells, and at early dawn his eye was again greeted by the proudly waving flag of his country."
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
1814
None [Broadside 1814]


War of 1812, 1812-1815, North Point, Battle of, Md., 1814, Object
Unknown
Cane made of piece of wood from poplar under which General Ross was killed in the Battle of North Point, near Baltimore. September 12, 1814. War of 1812. Gift of Edward C. Ross, 1881.
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1814
1881.1.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Object--Weapons, North Point, Battle of, Md., 1814
Unknown
Horseman's Sabre, ca. 1808-1830. Possibly made by Derringer or J.J. Henry, contracted by the State of Maryland in 1811. Used by Elijah Stansbury of Captain Montgomery's Baltimore Union Artillery, at the Battle of North Point, Baltimore, War of 1812. Note: Case for sabre is 1897.3.1b.
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ca. 1808-1830
1897.3.1a


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Model of slave ship. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 014


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Water jug. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 015


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Doll House made by child's father, 1904. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 016


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Pikes used in John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry in October 1859 with reward broadsides for runaway slaves. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 017


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Painting of Harpers Ferry by unknown artist (ca. 1845-1860), pikes used in John Brown's raid (1859), and dollhouse made by child's father (ca. 1904). Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 018


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Right: Pedestals described as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker. Middle: Globe (known as Truth Trophy) ca. 1913. Left: Henry Clay, Napoleon Bonaparte, Andrew Jackson busts. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 022


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


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Pedestals described as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 005


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Henry Clay bust. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 006


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Detail: Wicker basket and water jug. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 007


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Detail: Cigar store Indian (1952.122.1). Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 008


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Cigar store Indian facing framed photographs. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 009a


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