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
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Women walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. The sign of Herbert's Mens Wear visible on the background
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
March 1948
HEN.00.B1-110


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Fashion, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait with Samuel Hendin receiving a plaque. Minnie Davis standing next to Samuel Hendin. The plaque commemorates the tenth anniversary of the dress shop Hendin's Hollywood Fashions
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Circa 1952
HEN.00.B1-143


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Morgan State College, Track and Field, Sport, Afro-American Newspaper, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Sam Lacy speacking with Morgan State College relay team known as "The Historic Four." Sam Lacy (far left), Bill Brown (second from left), Robert "Bob" Tyler (third from left), Sam LaBeach (second from right), George Rhoden (far right)
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
May 1949
HEN.01.14-041


Baltimore, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Booklet. "Greater Baltimore: Latest souvenir view book of greater Baltimore, the Largest city of the south. Forty views reproduced from the latest and best photographs. I. & M. Ottenheimer, Publishers. Baltimore, Maryland."
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
Ca. 1920 - 1930
1994.42.001


Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Infirmary, Hospital, Broadway
Unidentified photographer
The Church Home and Infirmary Hospital. 100 North Broadway, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925.
1994.42.002


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Broadway, McElderry Street, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Johns Hopkins Hospital main building. Looking northeast from Broadway and McElderry Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.003


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Infirmary, Hospital, Madison Street
Unidentified photographer
Maryland General Hospital. 310 West Madison Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.004


Peabody Conservatory, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Peabody Conservatory of Music. Mount Vernon Place and Charles Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.005


University of Maryland, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, School of Dentistry, Davidge Hall, School of Medicine, Greene Street, Lombard Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
University of Maryland buildings, Baltimore. School of Dentistry, 37-51 South Greene Street, at left. Davidge Hall, 500 block, West Lombard Street, at right. School of Medicine.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.006


University of Maryland, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Davidge Hall, School of Medicine, Lombard Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
University of Maryland School of Medicine, or Davidge Hall. 500 block, West Lombard Street, Baltimore. Also shows E. Rosenfeld and Company.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.007


Enoch Pratt, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Enoch Pratt house. Historic residence. 201-207 West Monument Street, Baltimore. Part of the Maryland Historical Society. Southwest corner of Park Avenue and West Monument Street. Shows Keyser Building, automobiles, streetcar tracks. Also shows neighboring rowhouses prior to demolition.
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
Ca. 1920 - 1930
1994.42.008


Enoch Pratt, Library, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 106-108 West Mulberry Street, west of Cathedral Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.009


Elks Lodge, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Baltimore Lodge No. 7. 307-309 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Between Howard Street and Eutaw Street. Also shows lunchroom at 301 West Fayette Street and the left side of the Palace Theatre at 311-317 West Fayette Street.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.010


Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Saratoga Street, Cathedral Street, Odd Fellows, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Grand Lodge of Maryland Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 100 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Northwest corner of Cathedral and Saratoga Streets.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.011


Orphan, Asylum, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Rayner Avenue, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Hebrew Orphan Asylum. 2700 Rayner Avenue, Baltimore. Shows boys in yard.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.012


Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA, Police, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Cathedral Street, Franklin Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Central Building. 22 West Franklin Street, Baltimore. Northeast corner of Cathedral and Franklin Streets. Shows policeman at booth, automobiles, and pedestrians.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.013


Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, YMHA, Madison Avenue, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YMHA) building. 2118-2121 Madison Avenue, Baltimore. Near Bloom Street and North Avenue.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.014


Baltimore Commercial Bank, South Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Commercial Bank, main office. 26 South Street, Baltimore.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.015


Baltimore Trust Company, Baltimore Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
The Baltimore Trust Company, Baltimore Street branch. 25 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Also shows Long's Hats, 23 East Baltimore Street.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.016


Colonial Trust Company, Saratoga Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Colonial Trust Company. 5 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Also shows Swagger Inn (11 West Saratoga Street), August Eck and Son Tailors (13 West Saratoga Street), and Metropolitan Savings Bank.
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
Ca. 1925
1994.42.017


Games