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
Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts;
Conkling, Olivia Hardesty Kirk
Crazy quilt by Olivia Hardesty Kirk Conkling.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1884
1987.110.3


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Sampler
Bird, Amelia Jane Foster Cobb
Pieced and appliqued mathematical star quilt by Amelia Jane Foster Cobb Bird.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845
1983.18


Crazy Quilt
Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts
Lloyd, Kate Henry
Victorian Crazy Quilt by Kate Henry Lloyd
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1880
1979.32.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts
Simon, Mary
Album quilt by Mary Simon with multicolored appliqued design.
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ca. 1852
1979.29.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Quilts--Baltimore album
Baltimore Album quilt.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1852
1979.29.1


Crazy Quilt
Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts
Unknown
Crazy quilt made by grateful patient of Dr. Charles O
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ca. 1855
1974.31.1


Crazy Quilt
Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts
Musselman, Hiram D.
Crazy quilt by Mrs. Hiram D. Musselman.
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Unknown
1948.3.1


Quilt
Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Dorchester County (Md.)
Mitchell, Catherine
Quilt by Catherine Mitchell. Dorchester County, Maryland.
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1830
1950.56.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Quilts--Baltimore album
Baltimore Album quilt.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1951.94.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Quilts--Baltimore album
Goodman, Josiah
Baltimore Album quilt by Josiah Goodman. Plain and printed cottons, wool tweeds, velvet, wool, silk embroidery, quilted in diamonds.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1850
1953.36.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Latrobe Family; Samplers
Latrobe, Juliana
Sampler by Juliana Latrobe.
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July 1813
1955.92.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Baltimore (Md.)
Unknown
Quilt by unknown maker, from Baltimore, Maryland.
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ca. 1848
1970.19.1


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; St. Mary's County (Md.)
Harris, Maria Louisa
Quilt by Maria Louisa Harris Key.
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1840
1942.10.22


Decorative Arts-Fiber; Crafts; Samplers
Harris, Maria Louise
Sampler by Maria Louise Harris.
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ca. 1816
1942.10.13


Newspapers and periodicals; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Harper & Brothers, Publisher
Medium Prints
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July 20, 1861
Z24.1351


Photograph; American Civil War, 1861-1865; Physician; Portrait male
Unknown
Dr. Thomas Hepburn Buckler (1812-1901). Physician during the American Civil War.
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Unknown
[PVF]


Fort Fisher
American Civil War; 1861-1865; Architecture--Military--Fort; Photograph
standing guard. Steamship in background left. Double-masted ship in background center. Photograph.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1861
PP230A.046


American Civil War; 1861-1865; Photograph; Portrait group--Military
Unknown
Unidentified Fort Overlooking River. Not Dated. Two Union soldiers in foreground with third soldier on lookout hill. Six ships in background. Photograph.
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ca. 1861
PP230A.045


American Civil War; 1861-1865; Confederate States of America; Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers
Unknown
Colonel Harry Gilmor (1838-1883), ca. 1863. Mounted print.
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ca. 1863
PP159.20


American Civil War; 1861-1865; Confederate States of America; Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home; Photograph
Unknown
General Wade Hampton (1818-1902) and General Bradley T. Johnson (1829-1903), ca. 1900. Mounted photograph.
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ca. 1900
PP159.16