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
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PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
War of 1812, 1812-1815; Lithograph; Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Bower, J. sc.
Hambleton Print Collection. A view of the Bombardment of Fort McHenry. Color Aquatint by J. Bower, sc.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1814
H89


Lithographs; Ellicott City (Md.), Mills, Prints, Industry, Hambleton Print Collection
E. Sachse & Co.
View of Ellicotts Mills. Lithograph by E. Sachse & Co. Hambleton Print Collection.
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
1854
H71


Clipper Ship
Lithographs; Maritime, Prints
McCann, Armitage
Clipper Ship
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ca. 1920
H78


Prints, Lithographs; War of 1812, 1812-1815; North Point, Battle of, Md., 1814
Ruckle, Thomas
Battle of North Point, near Baltimore, September 12, 1814. Designed, painted and published by Thomas Ruckle. Lithograph of Endicott and Swett. Hambleton Print Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1834
H84


Teapot
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Bonaparte Family
Silver tea pot marked G.B. and engraved Elizabeth Patterson.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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XX.5.12


Sugar bowl
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Barry, Standish
Silver sugar bowl engraved with
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ca. 1784-1810
XX.5.29


Lithographs; Baltimore (Md.); Settlement of land, Prints, Hambleton Print Collection
A. Hoen & Co. (Copy after John Moale)
Baltimore Town in 1752. Facsimile of original drawing by John Moale, lithograph by A. Hoen and Company. Hambleton Print Collection.
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1752
H26


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Silver covered jug and pitcher made by Samuel Kirk and Sons in Baltimore, Md.
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xx.5.10 (covered jug); 1987.133.153 (pitcher)


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Pratt, Enoch, 1808-1896
Warner, A. E. Jr.
In the form of a Toby jug: A man in colonial dress, his tri-corner hat forming the spout, the handle formed as a leg. Marked on underside
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1886
200.50.1


Pap Boat
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Hunter, George
Silver pap boat engraved,
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1748
2001.42


Butter dish
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Three piece silver butter dish, engraved
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1860
1991.28.3.1


Butter dish
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Three piece silver butter dish, engraved
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ca. 1860
1991.28.3.1


Sugar dish
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Bonaparte Family; Animals; Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Silver sugar dish engraved with Bonaparte arms in cartouche. Made by Samuel Kirk and Son.
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ca. 1835-1838
1987.133.157ab


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Bonaparte Family
Silver covered vegetable dish from the Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte silver collection.
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1987.133.156.1.1 (top); 1987.133.156.1.1 (base)


Pitcher
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Silver pitcher. Inscribed,
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ca. 1857
1987.133.153


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Lafayette, marquis de, 1757-1834
Marquis de Lafayette silver goblets. Engraved Lafayette silver goblets from Baltimore.
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1824
1987.133.10.1.2


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Warner, Andrew Ellicott
Silver epergne by Andrew Ellicott Warner. Originally made for James H. Wilson, Esq.
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1846
1985.11


Silver tureen
Decorative Arts--Silver; Object; Bonaparte Family; Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Kirk (Samuel) and Son, inc., Baltimore, Md.
Empire style silver tureen with Bonaparte arms, engraved with CJB monogram. Made by Samuel Kirk and Son for Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte.
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1850
1983.6ab


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Syng, Phillip Sr., 1671-1739
Scissor style silver sugar tongs by Phillip Syng Sr., engraved for William A. Pitt.
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ca. 1730
1981.80.10


Decorative Arts--Silver; Object
Peake, Robert
Two handled silver pot. Gadrooned and beaded body, initialed and dated by Robert Peake. Gift of Mrs. C. Gordon Pitt.
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ca. 1702-1703
1981.80.3


Games