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 WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Sketch of General Washington by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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July 16, 1796
MS523


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Annapolis (Md.); Clubs and organizations
Unknown [Tuesday Club of Annapolis, Maryland]
Frontispiece, Tuesday Club Record Book. Records of meeting of Tuesday Club, 1745-55, in Annapolis, compiled by Dr. Alexander Hamilton, the Club's secretary.
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1745-1755
MS854


Calvert Family; Manuscripts; Settlement of land--Maryland
Claims of Proprietors from Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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1621-1775
MS174-255


Calvert Family; Maps; Manuscripts--Maps
Lloyd, Philemon, 1672-1732
Patowmeck Above Ye Inhabitants. Map by Philemon Lloyd, 1721.
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1721
MS174-1035


Manuscripts--Maps; Maps; Settlement of land--Maryland
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Map of Proposed Boundary, printed by Benjamin Franklin usually found with 1732 Articles of Agreement.
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1621-1775
MS174-1037


Works on paper; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works
Faris, Hyram, 1769-1800
Shop drawing clock face. Signed Hyram Faris/Annapolis. Hyram Faris may have made this drawing while working in his father's shop" See: The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith.
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1790-1800
MS348


Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Manuscripts--Letters; Howard Family; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Letter from George Washington informing John Eager Howard that he will receive a medal struck in commemoration of his conduct in the battle of the Cowpens in South Carolina, American Revolutionary War.
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March 25, 1790
MS109


Manuscripts; Mason-Dixon Line; Calvert Family; Settlement of land--Maryland
Articles of Agreement between Thomas and Richard Penn, Frederick, Lord Baltimore, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for surveying the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary, 1763.
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1763
MS174-166


Calvert Family; Manuscripts; Settlement of land--Maryland
Patent of Nobility. King James I to George Calvert, 1st Baron of Baltimore.
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1624
MS174-38


Prints, Lithographs; Transportation, Trains; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Hunckel
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad forming the Central link of the Great National Route between East & West. Colored promotional poster by Hunckel. Hambleton Print Collection.
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1850
H445


Abolitionists.; Manuscripts; African American history
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Letter book by John Brown containing three chapters of autobiographical narrative of
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1859
MS155


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Sports, Baseball., Sports teams
McFee, Eugene Gwynn, b. ca. 1892, fl. 1913-1974
Base runner sliding into third base. Baltimore Terrapins (1915-1915). Federal League, professional baseball. Negative Z8.1127.PP32; Copy negative: Z5.764.PP32.
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ca. 1914-1915
PP32.51


Lithographs; Calvert Family, Prints, Hambleton Print Collection, Etching
Sir George E. Calvert with autograph and seal of John Thane. Lithograph by unknown artist. Hambleton Print Collection.
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H175


Lithographs; Maritime, Prints
Unknown
Yacht 'Ross Winans'. Lithograph by unknown artist.
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ca. 1866
H170


Prints, Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Lithographs; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
E. Sachse & Co.
George Washington in prayer at Valley Forge. Lithograph by E. Sachse & Co.
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H150A


War of 1812, 1812-1814; Lithograph; Havre de Grace (Md.)
Charles, William, 1776-1820
Hambleton Print Collection. Admiral Cockburn Burning and Plundering Havre de Grace on the 1st of June 1813. Hand colored etching on laid paper by William Charles.
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ca. 1813
H151


Cemeteries; Lithographs, Prints
E. Weber & Co.
Entrance to Green Mount Cemetery for the Monthly Budget. Lithograph by E. Weber & Co.
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ca. 1848
H120


Work on paper; History--United States--War of 1812, War of 1812, 1812-1815
Unknown
The Battle Monument, Baltimore, September 22, 1831. Pencil sketch on paper by unknown artist. Hambleton Print Collection.
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ca. 1831
H137


Bridges and viaducts; Lithographs, Prints
Endicott & Sweet, Graphic Hall
Hambleton Print Collection. Carrolton [sic] viaduct, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Lithograph by Endicott and Sweet.
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January 7, 1831
H116


African American history; Suffrage; Lithograph; Celebrations and parades
Metcalf & Clark, Publishers
The Result of the 15th Amendment and the rise and progress of the African race in America and its final accomplishment, and celebration on May 19th A.D. 1870. Published by Metcalf & Clark.
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ca. 1870
H85


Games