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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Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs, Prints
Kellogg, E.B.; Kellogg, E.C.
Battle of South Mountain, Maryland. American Civil War.
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September 14, 1862


American Civil War; 1861-1865; Photograph; Portrait male; Occupation--Military--Soldier; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician
Carte-de-visit of John Merryman (1824-1881.) Ex Parte Merryman, 17F. Cas. 144 (1861.) A well-known U.S. Federal court case, which arose out of the American Civil War. Gift of the family of Julian Sangston Clarke in memory of Julian Sangston Clarke, Jr. Actual donor for the family was Beatrice Griffith. From photograph album containing 47 cartes-de-visite of mostly Confederates and Confederate-sympathizers.
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ca. 1861


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.; Textile--Fragments; Theater.
Wallpaper Fragment, Ford's Theatre, Washington DC. Fragment from Abraham Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre from the night of April 14, 1865.
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ca. 1865
MS2125


Manuscripts--Letters; Manuscripts
Booth, Mary Ann, 1802-1885
Letter: Mary Ann Booth to John Wilkes Booth, March 23 [1865]. Photocopy. Date or circumstances of copying in unknown. Location of original unknown.
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ca. 1865
MS2125


PP1; American Civil War; 1861-1865; African American history; Celebrations and parades; Suffrage; Photograph
Chase, William
Baltimore's African American's celebrate the Fifteenth Amendment, Establishing the right of Suffrage. 1870. Stereoview taken in Monument Square celebrating the 15th Amendment. (Previously Z24.797)
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1870
PP1.2


American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history; Slavery.; Sheet music
The Fugitive's Song illustration.
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MD12078


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs; Barracks--Maryland--1860-1870.
E. Sachse & Co.
Medium Prints; Civil War, 1861-1865
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ca. 1863


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865; Campaigns of the Civil War; Lithographs
E. Sachse & Co.
The Burnside Expedition Landing at Roanoke Island.
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ca. 1862


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Military camps; Lithographs, Prints
E. Sachse & Co.
Camp Parole, ca. 1864. American Civil War.
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1864


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs, Military, Prints
A. Hoen & Company
The Charge of the First Maryland Regiment at the Death of Ashby.
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1867
H279


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Military hospitals; Lithographs, Prints
E. Sachse & Company
Hicks U.S. General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1861. Lithograph printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co., 1861.
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1861
H372


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs; Riots, Prints
Kellogg, E.B.; Kellogg, E.C.; Whiting, George
The Massacre at Baltimore. The Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts volunteers resisting the mob while passing through [sic] the city on their way to Washington, April 19, 1861. New York, hand painted. See also McCauley E100; civil war.
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ca. 1861
H244


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs; Military hospitals, Prints, Hambleton Print Collection
E. Sachse & Co.
Point Lookout Maryland, View of Hammond General Hospital and U.S. Genl. Depot for Prisoners of War, 1864. Lithograph, printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.
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ca. 1864
H201


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Photograph; Portrait group--Men
Unknown
Group Portrait Vertical File
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1861
[GPVF]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Portrait group--Military; Photograph; Confederate States of America
Unknown
Group Portrait Vertical File (Medium Photographs.) William Murray and Two Soldiers, 53rd Maryland Infantry, C.S.A. Salted paper print with applied color. Unidentified photographer.
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ca. 1861
[GPVF]


Alexandria (Va.); Photograph; American Civil War, 1861-1865; Occupation--Military
Unknown
Second Maryland Volunteer Infantry, Second Maryland Calvary. Camp Scenes taken in Alexandria, Virginia, 1865. Noncommissioned staff and 1st sergeants, right and left guides.
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ca. 1865
[GPVF]


Alexandria (Va.); Photograph; American Civil War, 1861-1865; Occupation--Military
Unknown
Second Maryland Volunteer Infantry, Second Maryland Calvary. Camp scenes taken in Alexandria. Virginia, 1865. Fife and Drum Corps in front, officers in rear.
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ca. 1865
[GPVF]


Alexandria (Va.); Photograph; American Civil War, 1861-1865; Occupation--Military
Unknown
Second Maryland Volunteer Infantry, Second Maryland Calvary. Camp Scenes Taken in Alexandria, Virginia, 1865. Field, Staff, and Line, 2nd Maryland
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ca. 1865
[GPVF]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Portrait group--Women; Women's history; Photographs
Unknown
The Brown Veil Club (also known as the Monument Street Girls), ca.1860-1865. The Brown Veil Club sewed uniforms during the Civil War for local men who fled the city to join the Confederate Army. Standing left to right; Henrietta Penniman Carrington, Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson; Seated; Sophia Sargeant, Alice Wright, Rebecca Gordon, and Ida Winn.
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ca. 1860
[GPVF]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Broadsides.; Occupation--Military--Soldier
Currick and Ives
The soldier's record, Fifth Regiment, Company D, Maryland Volunteer. Published by Currick and Ives. American Civil War.
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1862
[Broadside 1862]


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