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
Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Metalwork. Slave shackles with silver pieces. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
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1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 010


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Installation view. 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 011


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Metalwork and 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
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1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 013


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
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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]


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Detail: Andrew Jackson. 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 (installation)
[MTM 001]


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Detail: Napoleon Bonaparte. 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 (installation)
[MTM 002]


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Truth Trophy and Pedestals. 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 (installation)
[MTM 003]


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
Cigar store Indians. 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 (installation)
[MTM 004]


Works on paper; Know-Nothing Party; Political cartoons.
Unknown
Anti Know-Nothing Political Cartoon. Watercolor, pen, ink, and graphite on cotton by unknown artist.
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ca. 1859
1996.31.1


Works on paper
Elicott, Anne Brook (Mrs. Thomas Tyson)
Bird Drawings. Watercolor on cr
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ca. 1951
1996.39.3.0


Works on paper; Washington (D.C.); Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Churches and synagogues; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
St. John's Church, Washington, D.C. Drawing on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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ca. 1815


Baltimore (Md.)--Fire, 1904.; Works on paper; Baltimore (Md.)
Unknown
Baltimore Fire Year 1904. Drawing on paper by unknown artist.
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ca. 1904
2003.2


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Works on paper; United States. President; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Sketch of Thomas Jefferson. Pencil on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1802
1953.73.2


Business and industry; Works on paper; Baltimore County (Md.); Architecture--Exterior; Drawing--Architectural
Godefroy, Maximilian, 1765-1840.
The Union Manufactories of Maryland on Patapsco Falls, Baltimore County. Ink on paper drawing by Maximilian Godefroy.
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ca. 1815
1934.2.1


Works on paper; African American history; Slavery.
Unknown
Escape by night. Pen and ink over graphite on cream tracing paper by unknown artist.
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ca. Late 19th Century
1950.122.5b


Works on paper; Drawing--Architectural; Architecture--Exterior; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Banks and banking; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
The Bank of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1798
1897.1.5


Works on paper; Baltimore (Md.)
Moale, John
View of Baltimore Town in 1752. Painted from memory on paper by John Moale.
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ca. 1752
1845.1.1


Works on paper; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Architecture--Exterior; Drawing--Architectural; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Capitol from Northeast. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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ca. 1806
1897.1.1