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
United States Custom House, Gay Street, Water Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene (elevated view). United States Custom House. Southwest corner of Gay Street and Water Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and streetcar tracks.
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
1995.62.063


Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street view. Federal Land Bank of Baltimore. 2319-2325 North St. Paul 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.064


Commerce Trust Company, Light Street, Redwood Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Commerce Trust Company building. Southeast corner of Light Street and Redwood Street, Baltimore. Shows 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.065


Baltimore Basilica, Cathedral Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 409 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.066


Lexington Street, Howard Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Looking east on Lexington Street, corner of Howard Street, Baltimore. At northwest corner: Hochschild Kohn. Northeast corner: Stewart and Company. Southwest corner: Berheimer-Leader Stores (became May Company). Southeast corner: Read's Drug Store. Also shows advertisement for Century Theatre and automobiles.
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
1995.62.067


Standard Oil Company, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Standard Oil Company building. 505 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Also shows automobiles.
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
1995.62.068


New Amsterdam Casualty Company, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. New Amsterdam Casualty Company building. 227 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Also shows median and neighboring buildings.
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
1995.62.069


Fayette Street, Saint Paul Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Calvert Building. 101 East Fayette Street, corner of St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Shows automobiles and traffic booth.
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
1995.62.070


Maryland Casualty Company, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Maryland Casualty Company. 701 West 40th 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.071


College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hospital, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
College of Physicians and Surgeons. Merged with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Possibly 300 block, North Charles Street, Baltimore. Shows neighboring buildings and automobiles.
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
1995.62.072


Caswell Hotel, Baltimore Street, Hanover Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Caswell Hotel and drug store. Baltimore and Hanover Streets, Baltimore. Northeast corner. Also site of Lord Baltimore Hotel. Also shows streetcar tracks.
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
1995.62.073


Charles Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. 3000 block, North Charles Street, Baltimore. Shows apartments (possibly Homewood Apartments), houses, automobiles, and medians.
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
1995.62.074


American Red Cross, Saint Paul Street, Read Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. American Red Cross Maryland Tuberculosis Association building. 900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Northwest corner of Read Street. Shows automobiles.
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
1995.62.075


Pennsylvania Station, Union Station, Railroad, Saint Paul Street, Calvert Street, Guilford Avenue, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Elevated view of Baltimore City. Pennsylvania Railroad yards. Shows Union Station (Pennsylvania Station); bridges left to right: St. Paul Street bridge, Calvert Street bridge, and Guilford Avenue bridge; Crown Cork and Seal warehouse at far right.
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
1995.62.077


Hecht Company, Department Store, Charles Street, Baltimore Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. The Hub building, division of the Hecht Company. Northeast corner of Charles Street and Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Also shows neighboring buildings, streetcar tracks, and automobiles.
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
1995.62.078


Young Women's Christian Association, YWCA, Franklin Street, Cathedral Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) building. 128 West Franklin Street, corner of Park Avenue, Baltimore. Shows advertisement for secretarial school, streetcar tracks, and automobiles.
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
1995.62.079


Ford's Theatre, Fayette Street, Theater, Department Store, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. 100 block, West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Shows Ford's Theatre, Watts Drug Company, Nixon Hotel, and painted sign for Bernheimer-Leader Stores.
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
1995.62.080


Monuments, Gay Street, Monument Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Wells and McComas Monument. Dedicated to Daniel Wells and Henry McComas, War of 1812. Gay Street and Monument Street, Baltimore. Shows neighboring businesses.
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
1995.62.081


Charles Street, Madison Street, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Buildings at northwest corner of Charles Street and Madison Street, Baltimore. Building sometimes known as Hotel Longfellow. Also shows automobiles.
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
1995.62.082


Church, Madison Avenue, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Berea Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church. 1901 Madison Avenue, 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. 1920 - 1930
1995.62.083


Games