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 War, 1861-1865; Textiles
Coat used in the American Civil War.
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1984.2


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Works on paper
Omenhausser, John I.
Illustration in John I. Omenhausser's sketchbook
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1865
1945.57.1


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Works on paper
Omenhausser, John I.
Illustration in John I. Omenhausser's sketchbook
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1865
1945.57.1


Painting; Portrait male; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885
Oil painting on canvas of Isaac Ridgeway Trimble (1802-1888) by Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885.). Trimble was a West Point-trained engineer who specialized in railroad construction. This painting shows him examining plans for a bridge seen in the background. In 1861 at age 57, Trimble left Maryland to serve in the confederacy and rose to the rank of Major General. He lost his leg in the battle of Gettysburg and was taken prisoner by the Northern Army, but was exchanged one month before the war's end.
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1852
1956.86.45


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Jacket, American Civil War.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.33.1


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Peter Tate and Co., Manufacturer
Confederate jacket worn by Private William Harvey Harrison (1870-1922). The jacket was manufactured in great quality under contract by the Peter Tate and Co. firm of Limerick, Ireland, and run through the blockade to the South. Large numbers of this jacket were issued throughout the Confederacy late in the war and several features are unusual about it; it is nearly entirely machine-sewn, the lining is linen when virtually no linen was being produced domestically in the Confederacy, and faint markings of the British military sizing system are evident in the lining. Gift of Maryland Line Confederate Soldier's Home, Pikesville, Maryland.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.25


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Jacket, American Civil War.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.15.1


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Artillery jacket belonging to Colonel Richard Snowden Andrews, 1st Maryland Artillery, Confederate States of America, American Civil War. Gift of Charles Andrews.
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ca. 1864
1920.15.1


Games