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
Paintings; Landscape; Baltimore (Md.); Baltimore (Md.)--Parks and squares
Beck, George, 1748/50-1812
View of Baltimore from Howard Park. Oil on canvas by George Beck.
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ca. 1796
1846.3.1


Paintings; North Point, Battle of, Md., 1814; War of 1812, 1812-1815; Landscape
Guy, Francis, 1760-1820
Mount Deposit from the North. Oil on canvas by Francis Guy. Shows the home of John Sterrett, used by the British on September 13, 1814 as General Brooke
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ca. 1805
1877.1.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Paintings; Landscape; Baltimore (Md.)
Ruckle, Sr., Thomas
Assembly of Troops before the Battle of Baltimore. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle, Sr.
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ca. 1814
1879.2.1


Paintings; Settlement of land--Maryland; Calvert Family
Leutze, Emanuel Gottlieb, 1816-1868
Settlement of Maryland by Lord Baltimore. Oil on canvas by Emanuel Leutze.
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ca. 1861
1884.2.1


Paintings; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Portrait group--Military; Portrait Group--Men; Yorktown (Va.)
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
George Washington and His Generals at Yorktown. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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ca. 1781
1845.3.1


Paintings; Portrait female; Bonaparte Family, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Massot, Firmin, 1766-1849
Three-quarter length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte wearing tiara with red stones, and yellow dress with square neck and short sleeves. She leans on red pillow on table, seated in red-upholstered seat. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1823
XX.5.69


Paintings; Portrait female, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Kinsoen, Francois Josephe, 1770-1839
Half-length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte as young woman wearing white empire dress with gold trim, and off-white gloves. Her brown hair is kept in place by gold ornament, and she wears pearl earrings and necklace. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1817
XX.5.72


Paintings; Portrait male; Portrait male--Occupation
Hubard, William Jr., 1807-1862
Portrait of John Pendleton Kennedy in nature. Oil on canvas by William Hubard Jr.
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1831
1968.137.1


Paintings; Portrait male; Bonaparte Family, Bonaparte, Jérôme Napoléon, 1805-1870.
Scotlo
Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte. wearing blue military uniform with gold trim and epaulettes, and white shirt. Watercolor on ivory.
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1805
XX.5.52


Paintings; Portrait male; Bonaparte Family
Oldoni
Bonaparte, Louis, 1778-1846 in ivory and red military uniform with large silver star on proper left breast, and gold epaulettes. Watercolor on ivory.
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ca. 1806
XX.5.56


Paintings; Portrait male; Occupation--Political--Mayor--Baltimore (Md.); Peale Family (artists); Occupation--Political--US Congressman--Maryland.; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Peale, Sarah Miriam, 1800-1885
Mayor John Montgomery (1764-1828). Oil on canvas by Sarah Miriam Peale. Montgomery was a lawyer from Baltimore, Md., represented the sixth district in the U.S. Congress from 1807 until 1811, served as Attorney General of Maryland (1811-1818), and Mayor of Baltimore (1820-1822 and 1824-1826).
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1830
CA645


African American history, Paintings; Portrait male; Portrait male--Occupation--Artist; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Middleman, Raoul, b. 1935
Tom Miller (1945-2000). Oil on canvas by Raoul Middleman. Miller earned his undergraduate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and was an art teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools for 20 years. Miller returned to MICA 1987 for his graduate degree and from then on worked as a full-time artist. Miller is a renowned decorative furniture painter. Gift of Raoul Middleman and Steven Scott Gallery.
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1994
1995.22.1


Paintings; Portrait male; Johnson, Joshua
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Three-quarter view portrait depicts Charles Burnett: man with grey, wavy hair and double chin. He wears dark military garb that features red, vertically oriented accent and gold buttons. Oil on canvas by Joshua Johnson. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
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ca. 1812
2002.1.1


Paintings; Portrait female; Johnson, Joshua, Women's history
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Half-length, three-quarter view portrait features Mary Anne Jewins Burnett (Mrs. Charles Burnett): woman in a white gown with an empire waistline. Light-colored hair appears from under her white cap and she wears a large, burgundy jewel on the sheer portion of her dress. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
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ca. 1812
2002.1.2


Paintings; Portrait group--Family; Calvert Family, Women's history
Stuart, Gilbert, 1775-1828
Half-length portrait of Rosalie Eugenia Stier Calvert (Mrs. George Stuart Calvert) and child, Caroline Maria Calvert (Mrs. Thomas Willing Morris). Mrs. Calvert has dark hair piled high atop head, and sits in red-upholstered armchair holding child in lap. Mrs. Calvert wears short-sleeved black dress with low neck with white lace. Ms. Calvert wears short-sleeved white dress. Image has green-brown background.
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1805
1991.58.2


Paintings; Portrait male; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Half-length portrait shows Mordecai Gist: man seated in side chair, holding book in right hand, his left hand inside jacket. He wears a tri-cornered hat and Revolutionary War uniform of blue coat with gold braid and red collar. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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ca. 1774
1991.2


Paintings; Portrait female, Baltimore (Md.). Fells Point, Women's history
(Attributed to) Hesselius, John, 1728-1778
Three-quarter length portrait shows Ann Bond Fell (Mrs. Edward Fell): seated woman wearing gold dress with sheer white underdress. She holds two red carnations in right hand. Image has dark background, showing sky, and water to right of tree.
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ca. 1764
1986.105.4


Portrait male; Paintings
Hesselius, John, 1728-1778
Colonel Edward Fell (1737-1766). Oil on canvas by John Hesselius.
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ca. 1764
1986.105.5


Paintings; Portrait male; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Full-length portrait shows William Stone: man in brown suit with gold trim, pointing to sloop "Charming Polly" in background. His left hand holds telescope, and a sextant is seen on ground at right, while a plinth with large vase are seen at left.
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ca. 1774-1775
1973.88.1


Paintings; Portrait male
Street, Robert, 1796-1865
Three-quarter length portrait shows Commodore John Daniel Danels as young man in military uniform with epaulettes, trim, and buttons. His left arm rests on table with sword and helmet, and he is seated on red-upholstered sofa in front of red curtain. He holds an envelope in right hand. A sailing vessel, sea, and sky are seen at right.
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1822
1976.57.1


Games