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
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PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Sports, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Two unidentified Harlem Globetrotter basketball players posing with unidentified woman in formal dress. One man and one Harlem Globetrotter in background. Possibly backstage dressing room. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1957.
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ca. 1957
HEN.00.A2-263


Civil Rights, Celebrities, Entertainers, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Marian Anderson (1897-1993) on left with unidentified woman. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1954.
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ca. 1954
HEN.00.A2-268


Paul Henderson, African American history, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Clubs and organizations
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Phidelias Social Club. Unidentified men gathered around sign for Phidelias.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.01-001


Children, Recreation, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Group portrait. Adults with children using sprinkler system. Shows rowhouses and automobiles background.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.02-013


Music, Musicians, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Band playing outdoors. Shows brass group, pianist, and drummer.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.02-028


Parks and squares, Druid Hill, Sports, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), African American history, Sports
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Park. Men playing tennis at Druid Hill Park.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.02-040


Segregation, Baltimore (Md.), Druid Hill, Parks and squares, Sports, Photographs, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Park. "White only" tennis courts. Druid Hill Park.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.02-041


Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Musicians, Music
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Night scene. Unidentified woman conducting orchestral band outdoors. Shows rowhouses and audience in background.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.03-008


Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Recreation, Druid Hill, Parks and squares, Baltimore (Md,)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Park. Young boys and girls swimming at Druid Hill Park swimming pool. Shows young boy jumping from diving board.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.03-013


Universities & colleges, Morgan State University, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.), Sports
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Morgan State College football team in uniform on football field.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.04-001


Theaters, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Two unidentified men inside Regent Theatre. Regent Theatre employees. Shows movie posters for "So Evil My Love" (1948) and "The Arch of Triumph" (1948).
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1948
HEN.01.04-012


Theaters, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Unidentified men and women; employees of the Regent Theatre. Shows movie posters for "So Evil My Love" (1948) and "The Arch of Triumph" (1948).
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circa 1948
HEN.01.04-028


Street scenes, Urban landscape, Middle school, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.), Children
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Children crossing the street outside Booker T. Washington Junior High School. 1301 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.04-044


Sports, Morgan State University, Universities & colleges, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Sports event. Morgan State College football game. Shows audience in bleachers and referee.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.05-001


High school, Educations, Students, Schools, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Classroom. Sewing, cleaning, and pressing class at Carver Vocational Technical High School. Shows men at sewing machines. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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circa 1949
HEN.01.05-025


Automobiles, Street scene, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), African American history, Students, Children
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Children crossing intersection near Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore. Shows pedestrians, bus, and taxi.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.06-027


US Senator, Women's history, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Politicians
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Verda Freeman Welcome on couch with book.
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circa 1948
HEN.01.08-012


Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.), Sports, Morgan State University, Universities & colleges, Students
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Morgan State College basketball team.
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circa 1949
HEN.01.11-002


Women's history, Celebrities, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Mahalia Jackson singing inside unidentified church.
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circa 1949
HEN.01.11-053


Clubs and organizations, Women's history, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.), Morgan State University, Students, Schools, Universities & colleges
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Three women with Zeta Phi Beta letters.
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circa 1949
HEN.01.12-008


Games