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
Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), views/landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Jones Falls, Bridges and viaducts
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Rivers & Streams - Jones Falls - Baltimore Street Bridge - Ca. 1868. Jones Falls looking south from Baltimore Street after the flood of 1868. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.23.VF, Z24.29.VF, & Z24.424.
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. 1868
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, business and industry, Recreation, Transportation, Vehicles, Bicycles
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Stores & Business Establishments - George W. Slee -Eutaw Place.
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. 1895
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Business and industry, Portrait group, Men, Recreation, transportation, bicycles
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Stores & Business Establishments - N.T. Slee Bicycle Shop - Ca. 1895 2310-2312 Madison Avenue, 1895-1900. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.237 and Z24.22.VF.
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. 1895
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, business and industry, Recreation, Transportation, Vehicles, Bicycles
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Stores & Business Establishments - N.T. Slee Bicycle Shop - Ca. 1895 2310-2312 Madison Avenue, 1895-1900. Extension of Slee Bicycle Shop.
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. 1895
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, business and industry, Recreation, Transportation, Vehicles, Bicycles
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Stores & Business Establishments - N.T. Slee Bicycle Shop - Ca. 1895 2310-2312 Madison Avenue, 1895-1900. [Harry Park].
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. 1895
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, business and industry, Architecture, Exterior, Business, Industry, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Stores & Business Establishments - Hutzler Bros. Store. Howard Street. Formerly designated as Z24.15.VF, Z24.135.VF, & Z24.17.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Urban Landscape, Blizzard, 1899, Washington Monument, Monuments
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Storms & Bilzzards - Blizzard of 1899 - Washington Monument - 1899. View looking south on Charles Street towards the monument. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.46.VF.
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
1899
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Urban landscape, Houses, Rowhouses, East Baltimore
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Street Views - North Avenue & Gay Street, NE corner - Ca. 1914. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.50.VF.
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. 1914
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Water, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves, Floods,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Street Views - Pratt Street - Flooding. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.53.VF.
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
Not dated
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Urban Landscape, Rowhouses, Houses, Architecture, Laborers, Men, Portrait group, Exterior, Construction, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Street Views - Randall & Belt Streets. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.17.VF, Z24.21.VF, Z24.440.
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. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Laborers, Architecture, Portrait group, Men, Construction, Houses, Rowhouses, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Street Views - Randall & Belt Streets. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.439.
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. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Architecture, Rowhouses, Business
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Howard Street - 100 blk. north - West side just north of Fayette Street. Formerly designated as Z24.1642.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1925
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Men, Women, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Rowhouses, Business
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Lexington Street - unit blk, west. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.2.1, Z24.2.VF, Z26.4.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1895
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Horse-drawn wagons, Urban Landscape, Rowhouses, Business
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Market Place. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.49.VF & Z4.620.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Architecture, Rowhouses, Business
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Market Place - Ca. 1900 "Sam Louis, 116, Harness/Saddles".
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Horse-drawn wagons, Architecture, Rowhouses, Business
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Market Place - Ca. 1900 In background: M.L. Himmel: manufacturer of Store, Office, Saloon Fixtures, 711 E. Balto. Street.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Exterior, Theater, Buildings, structures, etc.
Hughes Company
Baltimore - Theatres - Holliday Street Theatre - 100 North Holliday Street.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1917
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Architecture, Theater, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Theatres - Holliday Street Theatre - 100 North Holliday Street.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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April 1917
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Architecture, Theater, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Theatres - Holliday Street Theatre - 100 North Holliday Street. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.30.VF & Z24.24.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Ca. 1917
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Portrait group, Men, Women, Laborers, Construction, Industry, Business, Transportation, Streetcars, Horse-drawn wagons
Unidentified Photographer
Wires - placing electric wires underground - Howard Street. "Do you remember Monday" "Under Costumes" Balto. views JE. Henry. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.7.VF & Z24.376.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1901
[SVF]


Games