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
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Morgan State College, Football, Basketball, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Edward Hurt with unidentified woman
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1955
HEN.06.04-033


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Morgan State College, Track and Field, Football, Basketball, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Track Team with coach Edward Hurt. Edward Hurt standing far left.
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undated
HEN.09.12-018


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights, United States Supreme Court.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson and Thurgood Marshall. George B. Murphy seated.
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April 1949
HEN.01.13-010


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Civil Rights, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Governor Theodore McKeldin (seated), Marse Callway (standing far left), Carl Murphy (standing second from right)
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February, 1951
HEN.00.B1-069


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.).
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Walter T. Dixon
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July 1950
HEN.02.06-029


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights Movement.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson and two unidentified men
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November 1953
HEN.05.06-002


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights Movement.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson with group. Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson far right.
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November 1953
HEN.05.07-007


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Morgan State University, Baltimore (Md.).
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Joan Henderson, Joan Turner and Joan Barber. Joan Henderson (center), Joan Turner (far left), and Joan Barber (far right).
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November 1953
HEN.05.07-011


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Food Industry and Trade, Baltimore (Md.).
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson and Henry G. Parks. Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson far right.
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November 1953
HEN.05.07-033


John Wright
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Major League Baseball.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
John Wright
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May 5, 1946
HEN.07.04-033


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Civil Rights Movement, National Maritime Union of America, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Paul Robeson (far left), Betty Jane Watson (center) and James Drury (far right)
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May 28, 1944
HEN.08.03-025


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, African American Musicians, Morgan State University.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
A. Jack Thomas
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undated
HEN.08.06-034


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, African American Singers, President's Spouses.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Eleanor Roosevelt awards medal to Marian Anderson. Eleanor Rooselvelt (far left), Marian Anderson (center), Daisy Lampkin (far right).
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1939
HEN.08.07-013


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jazz, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole with group. Chuck Richards (far left), Nat King Cole (second from left), Gertrude Gorman (center), Duke Ellington (second from right), John Flamer (far right)
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October 8, 1951
HEN.02.14-052


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Jackson and Mitchell Family. Keiffer Jackson (seated far left), Clarence Mitchell III (standing on the couch, second from left), Juanita Mitchell (seated third from left), Virginia Jackson Kiah (seated four from left), Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson (seated far right), Clarence Mitchell, Jr. (standing in center), Keiffer Mitchell (seated on Juanita Jackson Mitchell's lap)
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circa 1940
HEN.00.B1-052


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights, Lawyer, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Juanita Jackson Mitchell with sons. Clarence Mitchell III (far left), Keiffer Mitchell (far right)
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April 14, 1942
HEN.00.B1-094


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, United State Supreme Court, Civil Rights, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group photograph with Thurgood Marshall. Esther McCready (third from left), Harry A. Cole (behind McCready), Thurgood Marshall (fifth from left), Linwood Koger (sixth from left), Hiram Whittle (sixth from right), Darnall Stewart (fifth from right), James "Biddy" Wood (third from right), Donald Gaines Murray (second from right), Parren Mitchell (far right)
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September 1950
HEN.02.07-019


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Empty barber shop
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July 1949
HEN.00.B1-114


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Civil Rights, Morgan State College, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait with Martin Jenkins. Martin Jenkins (seated, far left), Gilbert Banfield (standing, far left
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April 1952
HEN.02.16-037


Barber shop
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Barber shop
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May 1949
HEN.00.B1-104


Games