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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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Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Landscape--Water; Works on paper; Pennsylvania.
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.5.14


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; African American history; Slavery; Works on paper; Portrait male
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Alic, a faithful and humorous servant. Watercolor and pen on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1797
1960.108.1.3.12


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Fredericksburg (Va.); African American history; Slavery; Works on paper
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
An overseer doing his duty near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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ca. 1798
1960.108.1.3.21


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; African American history; Slavery; Portrait group; Works on paper
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Preparations for the Enjoyment of a fine Sunday Evening. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1797
1960.108.1.2.36


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Historic homes; Mount Vernon (Va.); Works on paper; Landscape; Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Landscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of Mt. Vernon Looking Towards the South. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.11


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Historic homes; Works on paper; Virginia.; Architecture--Exterior
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Greenspring, home of William Ludwell Lee, James City County, Virginia. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.33


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Works on paper; Animals
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Masons or Dirtdaubers. Insect and its clay construction. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.2.9


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Historic homes; Mount Vernon (Va.); Works on paper; Landscape; Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Landscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of the North from the Lawn at Mount Vernon, 1796. Work on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1796
1960.108.1.2.10


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Landscape; Richmond (Va.); Landscape--Water; Works on paper
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Lower End of the Falls of James River, Richmond, Virginia. Watercolor, pencil, pen, and ink on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960-108-1-1-32


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Landscape; Richmond (Va.); Landscape--Water; Works on Paper
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View Down James River from Mr. Nicholson
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1796
1960-108-1-1-39


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Richmond (Va.); Landscape--Water; Landscape; Works on paper
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of Richmond from South Side of James River showing Capitol from Bushrod, Washington
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1796
1960-108-1-1-36


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Norfolk (Va.); Landscape; Works on paper; Waterfront; Lanscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of pat of the ruins of Norfolk, Virginia, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960-108-1-1-2


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Works on paper; Landscape; Maritime; Virginia.; Landscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
First View of the Coast of Virginia, Hazy Morning. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. March 3, 1796.
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1796
1960-108-1-1-23


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.
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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.
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ca. 1863
CSPH 337


Portrait group--Men; Photographs; Business and industry
Unknown
Glass and Crockery Trade Convention group photograph. Ambrotype (not cased). Removed from the Hughes Company Photographs Collection (PP8).
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Unknown
CSPH 251


Portrait Male; Photograph--Cased object
Unknown
Cased daguerreotype of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1809-1884). Claiborne was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi.
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ca. 1875
CSPH 191


Photographs--Cased object; Portrait male; Tilghman Family
Unknown
Frisby Tilghman. Daguerreotype.
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Unknown
CSPH 170


Women's history, Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; African American history; Rowhouses; Architecture--Interior; Portrait group--Family
Dubas, John
Alley house mother. Black and white photograph by John Dubas, 1916. The Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection.
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ca. 1916
MC9451


Portrait male; Photographs--Cased object; Confederate States of America; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Unknown
Colonel Edward Dorsey. Cased photograph.
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ca. 1861-1865
CSPH 042


Games