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
Slavery.; American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history; Broadsides.
Tilghman, Tench
Broadside for runaway slave, Phillip Adams, by Tench Tilghman. May 4th 1861.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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May 4, 1861
[Broadside 1861]


The Sun
American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history; Abolitionists.; Baltimore (Md.) Newspapers and periodicals; Newspapers and periodicals; Slavery.; Broadsides.
The Sun, Publishers
The Sun- Extra Baltimore. Slave Insurrection at Harper's Ferry. The Defeat of Insurgents. Probably end of the battle, orders for troops countermanded. October 18, 1859. American Civil War.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1859
[Broadside 1859]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history; Flags
Fourth Regiment United States Colored Troops Civil War Flag. Silk mounted on a wooden pole (with the eagle missing).
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1863
2004.22


Wilson, Fred, 1954-, African American history, Exhibitions, Mining the Museum
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition
"Cabinetmaking, 1820-1960" from Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Maryland Historical Society, 1992-1993. Joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 037B


Children, Family, African American history, Photographs, Health, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Women's history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Planned Parenthood clinic. Woman and man with children. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-184


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Pitchers of the Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. From left to right: Ed Finney, Frank Russell, Lenny Pearson, Jim Gillain, Thomas "Pee Wee" Butts. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-054


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Batters of the Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. Left to right: Henry Kimbo, Robert "Butch" Davis, Lester Locket, Lenny Pearson. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-055


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baltimore Elite Giants. Negro League baseball team. Shows team posed in front of billboard advertisement for 200th Anniversary for Arrow Beer. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-056


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Sports, Baseball., Negro leagues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Unidentified baseball player on field. Shows player after throwing a ball. Also shows crowd watching the game. Photograph by Paul Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A1-057


Business, Education, Schools, Classroom environment, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Cortez W. Peters (1906-1964) of the Cortez Peters Business Schools demonstrating his typing skills blindfolded in front of spectators. Peters was the world speed typing champion. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1953.
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ca. 1953
HEN.00.A1-063


Paul Henderson, Laborers, African American history, Photographs, Industry, Business, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Men and women inside unidentified factory or business in line to punch time cards. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-086


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil Rights
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Labor Committee Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Seated from left: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., national NAACP labor secretary; Cecil Scott; C. M. Puryear; D. R. Page; Reverend Thomas Davis; Reverend Harrison Bryant. Standing from left: Reverend Eugene T. Grove; Emerson Brown, Jr.; J. Alvin Jones; and Raymond A. C. Young. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), January 1950. Featured in the Baltimo re Afro-American newspaper, "Laying Plans for Use of Skilled Workers on Y Annex." January 15, 1950, page 14. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1950
HEN.00.A1-095


Newspapers and periodicals, Business, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. George Murphy (second from left), Carl Murphy (third from left), Arnett Murphy (far right). Offices of the Afro-American newspaper. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-100


World War II, Business and Industry, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's History, Laborers
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Four unidentified women working in factory. Possibly World War II defense workers. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-102


Street scenes, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Business
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Portrait. Man pushing shaved ice (or snowball) cart. Shows customer, automobiles. Harlem Square Park, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-105


Street scenes, Celebrations and parades, Annapolis, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Marching band marching in parade down city street. Shows spectators. Possibly Morgan State College marching band in Annapolis, Maryland at the inauguration of Theodore McKeldin, Governor of Maryland. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1951.
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-110


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-143


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-144


Clubs and organizations, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Mile O' Dimes booth, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Also shows Baltimore Chapter of the Frontiers of America sign. Shows pedestrians in background. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-146


Street scenes, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson, circa March 1951.
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A2-150


Games