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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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
Parks, Patterson Park, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Unidentified park. Possibly Patterson Park, 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.055


Union Station, Pennsylvania Station, Railroad, Charles Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Union Station (Pennsylvania Station). Shows railroad train in foreground, ramp to station, St. Paul Street, and Mt. Royal 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.056


Merchants National Bank, Water Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Merchants National Bank building. 301-305 Water 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.057


Hansa Haus, Redwood Street, Charles Street, German heritage, Beaux-Arts, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Hansa Haus Building. 2 East Redwood 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.058


Bernheimer-Leader, Department Store, Bernheimer's, Howard Street, Lexington Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene (elevated view). Bernheimer-Leader Stores. Southwest corner of Howard and Lexington Streets, Baltimore. Show's Read's Drug Store sign, automobiles, pedestrians.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.059


Lexington Market, Lexington Street, Eutaw Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene (elevated view). Lexington Market. Looking west on Lexington Street, corner of Eutaw Street, Baltimore. Shows patrons and outdoor vendors.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.060


Warner's Metropolitan Theatre, Theaters, Pennsylvania Avenue, North Avenue, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, Baltimore. Shows Elite Quick lunch, bowling alley, F.J. Wilson loans, Warner's Metropolitan Theatre (1538 West 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. 1922-1947
1995.62.003


Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. City of Baltimore Health Department building. Preston Gardens (St. Paul Place), Baltimore. Shows automobile and billboards.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.061


Hotel Rennert, Saratoga Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene (elevated view). Hotel Rennert. 31 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Southwest corner of Saratoga Street and Liberty Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.062


United States Custom House, Gay Street, Water Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene (elevated view). United States Custom House. Southwest corner of Gay Street and Water Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.063


Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street view. Federal Land Bank of Baltimore. 2319-2325 North St. Paul 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.064


Commerce Trust Company, Light Street, Redwood Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Commerce Trust Company building. Southeast corner of Light Street and Redwood Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and pedestrians.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.065


Baltimore Basilica, Cathedral Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 409 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.066


Lexington Street, Howard Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Looking east on Lexington Street, corner of Howard Street, Baltimore. At northwest corner: Hochschild Kohn. Northeast corner: Stewart and Company. Southwest corner: Berheimer-Leader Stores (became May Company). Southeast corner: Read's Drug Store. Also shows advertisement for Century Theatre and automobiles.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.067


Standard Oil Company, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Standard Oil Company building. 505 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Also shows automobiles.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.068


New Amsterdam Casualty Company, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. New Amsterdam Casualty Company building. 227 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Also shows median and neighboring buildings.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.069


Fayette Street, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Calvert Building. 101 East Fayette Street, corner of St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and traffic booth.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.070


Maryland Casualty Company, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Maryland Casualty Company. 701 West 40th Street, Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.071


College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hospital, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
College of Physicians and Surgeons. Merged with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Possibly 300 block, North Charles Street, Baltimore. Shows neighboring buildings and automobiles.
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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.072


Caswell Hotel, Baltimore Street, Hanover Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Caswell Hotel and drug store. Baltimore and Hanover Streets, Baltimore. Northeast corner. Also site of Lord Baltimore Hotel. 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.073


Games