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.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

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
Enoch Pratt, Library, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 106-108 West Mulberry Street, west of Cathedral Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.009


Elks Lodge, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Baltimore Lodge No. 7. 307-309 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Between Howard Street and Eutaw Street. Also shows lunchroom at 301 West Fayette Street and the left side of the Palace Theatre at 311-317 West Fayette Street.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.010


Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Saratoga Street, Cathedral Street, Odd Fellows, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Grand Lodge of Maryland Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 100 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Northwest corner of Cathedral and Saratoga Streets.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.011


Orphan, Asylum, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Rayner Avenue, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Hebrew Orphan Asylum. 2700 Rayner Avenue, Baltimore. Shows boys in yard.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.012


Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA, Police, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Cathedral Street, Franklin Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Central Building. 22 West Franklin Street, Baltimore. Northeast corner of Cathedral and Franklin Streets. Shows policeman at booth, automobiles, and pedestrians.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.013


Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, YMHA, Madison Avenue, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YMHA) building. 2118-2121 Madison Avenue, Baltimore. Near Bloom Street and North Avenue.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.014


Baltimore Commercial Bank, South Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Commercial Bank, main office. 26 South Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.015


Baltimore Trust Company, Baltimore Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
The Baltimore Trust Company, Baltimore Street branch. 25 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Also shows Long's Hats, 23 East Baltimore Street.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.016


Colonial Trust Company, Saratoga Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Colonial Trust Company. 5 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Also shows Swagger Inn (11 West Saratoga Street), August Eck and Son Tailors (13 West Saratoga Street), and Metropolitan Savings Bank.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.017


Drovers and Mechanics National Bank, Eutaw Street, Fayette Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Drovers and Mechanics National Bank, main office. Northwest corner of Eutaw Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.018


National Central Bank, Central Fire Insurance Company, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
National Central Bank, Central Fire Insurance Company. Corner of North Holliday Street and East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Also shows Bamboo Inn Chop Suey, Frank and Company Clothes, Modern Stamp Manufacturing Company, and part of City Hall dome.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.019


Savings Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore Street, Charles Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Savings Bank of Baltimore. Southeast corner of Baltimore Street and South Charles Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.020


Union Trust Company, Charles Street, Fayette Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Union Trust Company of Maryland. Northeast corner of Charles Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore. Also shows Katz Jewelers, Piano company, automobiles, streetcar tracks.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.021


Western National Bank, Eutaw Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Western National Bank. 14 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.022


Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Baltimore Street, Calvert Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Alex Brown and Sons building. Southwest corner of East Baltimore Street and South Calvert Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.023


Mutual Life Insurance Company, Baltimore Trust Company, South Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Mutual Life Insurance Company office. 15 South Street. Baltimore Trust Company office. 17 South Street, Baltimore. Also shows streetcar tracks.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.024


Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. 24 West Preston Street, Baltimore. Also shows Lyric Opera House, automobiles, streetcar tracks.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.025


Babcock Memorial Presbyterian Church, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Babcock Memorial Presbyterian Church. 1100-1122 West North Avenue, Baltimore. Northwest corner of North Avenue and Madison Avenue. Shows automobiles and streetcar tracks. The church was built in stages between 1893-1902. Babcock leaves in 1949 and Whatcoat Methodist Church (African American Congregation) uses the building until 1954. The church is now (2012) known as Union Temple Congregation or Union Temple Baptist Church.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.026


First Church of Christ Scientists, Tuscany-Canterbury, University Parkway, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
First Church of Christ, Scientists. 102 West University Parkway, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.027


Temple Oheb Shalom, Synagogue, Eutaw Place, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Temple Oheb Shalom, Reform Synagogue. 1301-1307 Eutaw Place, Baltimore. Corner of Lanvale Street and Eutaw Place. 1961, Prince Hall Freemasons. 2013: Masonic Temple
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
1994.42.029


Games