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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
Paintings; Portrait male; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; War of 1812, 1812-1815
Bauzil, Juan, 1766-1820
Bust-length portrait shows Commodore Joshua Barney: man with gray wig, three-quarter view, facing left with eyes forward. He wears a military uniform: dark blue double-breasted jacket lined in red with gold epaulettes and buttons, and white shirt. Barney served in the American Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. Watercolor on Ivory by Juan Bauzil.
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ca. 1796
1920.31.1


Portrait male--Child; Paintings; African American history
Kühn, Justus Engelhardt
Full-length portrait shows Henry Darnall III as a boy in yellow-orange tunic and green cape holding a bow and arrow. To the left is an African American boy in an orange coat, holding a dead bird. Darnall stands in an architectural setting with balustrades at sides, and formal gardens and buildings behind. Oil on canvas by Justus Englehardt K
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ca. 1710
1912.1.3


Peale Family (artists); Paintings; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Portrait male
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Three-quarter length portrait shows Samuel Chase seated in red-upholstered armchair at desk, wearing a green jacket and breeches. He writes at a red fabric-covered desk with highly carved legs, with books shown under table, a red curtain in left background, and bookshelves at right. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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ca. 1773
1892.2.1


Women's history, Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Paintings; Portrait group--family; Peale Family (artists)
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Full-length portrait shows Anne Baldwin Chase (Mrs. Samuel Chase) in a blue dress holding infant daughter, Anne Chase, who wears a white dress and red shoes. Another of Chase's daughters, Matilda Chase, is shown at right holding peaches in her red gown, and the infant also holds a peach. There is a column at left, and a green-brown background. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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1772-1784
1892.2.2


Portrait male; Paintings
Corner, Thomas Cromwell, 1865-1938
Half-length portrait shows Severn Teakle Wallis as an older man, facing right, with gray hair, moustache, and muttonchop whiskers. Wallis wears a black coat, dark tie with polka dots, white shirt, and handkerchief. Oil on canvas by Thomas Cromwell Corner.
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1896
1896.4.1


Paintings; Portrait male; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Peale, James, 1749-1831
Horatio Gates in full Revolutionary War regalia: black coat with yellow lining, waistcoat and breeches, and black hat. Gates is seated on a brown horse, with men standing behind him, one carrying a blue flag with eagle. To the left are loosely marching troops, rifles, horse, and wagon.
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ca. 1800
1890.2.1


Paintings; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Howard; Portrait male
Laty, Michael, 1826-1848 (after Charles Willson Peale)
Bust portrait shows John Eager Howard in Revolutionary War uniform of blue jacket with epaulettes and red trim, white vest and stock. Howard wears Society of Cincinnati medal. Image is oval on rectangular canvas, with gray-green corners. Oil on canvas by Michael Laty after Charles Willson Peale.
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ca. 1846
1846.1.1


Paintings; Portrait male
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872
Half-length portrait shows William Patterson; man with gray hair, facing right, wearing black coat with gold buttons, and white waistcoat with white stock, shown against brown-gray background. Oil on canvas by Thomas Sully.
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1821
1883.1.1


Paintings; Portrait male; Occupation--Political--Mayor--Baltimore (Md.); Peale Family (artists); Occupation--Political--US Congressman--Maryland.; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Peale, Sarah Miriam, 1800-1885
Mayor John Montgomery (1764-1828). Oil on canvas by Sarah Miriam Peale. Montgomery was a lawyer from Baltimore, Md., represented the sixth district in the U.S. Congress from 1807 until 1811, served as Attorney General of Maryland (1811-1818), and Mayor of Baltimore (1820-1822 and 1824-1826).
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1830
CA645


Occupation--Political--Mayor--Baltimore (Md.); Occupation--Political--US Senator; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; War of 1812, 1812-1815; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Paintings; Portrait male; Portrait male--Occupation--Politician; Peale Family (artists)
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
Half-length standing portrait shows Samuel Smith with gray hair, seen in three-quarter view, facing right with eyes forward. He wears blue and yellow War of 1812 uniform with double-breasted jacket. Oil on canvas by Rembrandt Peale, 1817-1818.
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1817-1818
CA681


Paintings; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; War of 1812, 1812-1815; Portrait male; Peale Family (artists); Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
Commodore Joshua Barney. Served in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Oil on canvas by Rembrandt Peale, ca. 1817.
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ca. 1817
CA682


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Paintings; Peale Family (artists); Portrait male
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
Half-length standing portrait shows George Armistead with short curly dark hair, resting left arm on wheel of cannon. He wears War of 1812 uniform: dark blue military jacket with bold buttons and epaulettes, wide red sash, white pants and shirt, and dark stock. Oil on canvas by Rembrandt Peale.
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1817
CA684


Paintings; Maritime; Landscape--Water; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Attributed to William Hare, 1812/13-1865
Scene shows harbor. On shore appear a building identified as "Fardy & Auld's Shipbuilders", docked ships, and numerous workers. Federal Hill with observatory and flagpoles appears behind shore. Buildings are seen behind hill at left, and a blue sky with clouds is seen. Oil on canvas attributed to William Hare.
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ca. 1854
CA866


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Paintings; Landscape; Maritime
Unknown
Battle of Baltimore. Pen, ink, and watercolor on cream wove paper by unknown artist. Early 19th Century.
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Unknown
MA480


Paintings; Landscape; Landscape--Water; Maryland, Western
Johnston, John R., 1826-1895
Landscape scene shows stream or pond meeting shore at center ground. Figures stand on shore and row canoe in water. Rocks and brush appear at lower left and along a slope at right. Rocky cliffs and mountains are seen in left background. Oil on canvas by John R. Johnston.
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1872
MA3348


Paintings; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Peale Family (artists); Animal remains (Archaeology); Portrait group; Landscape
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Scene shows numerous figures around a water-filled pit. Triangular wooden frame structure appears in center, to which buckets are attached on a pulley system. Artist and his family are represented center; other figures work in water, around waterwheel. Tents are seen in background. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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1806-1808
MA5911


Paintings; Maritime; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843.; Star-spangled banner (Song); Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Moran, Edward Percy, 1862-1935
By Dawn’s Early Light. Oil on canvas by Edward Percy Moran. Depicts Francis Scott Key standing on boat, arms outstretched toward a United States flag above Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.
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ca. 1912
CA562


Allegory--Place--America; Occupation--Service--Firemen; Paintings; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Curlett, Thomas
Allegorical Female Emblematic of Independence (Fire Engine Panel). Oil on panel by Thomas Curlett, ca. 1842. Image depicts woman in classical dress with red cape at center, holding sword in right hand. Sword points to large piece of paper rolled at bottom with preamble to the United States Constitution inscribed on it.
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ca. 1842
CA133


Occupation--Service--Firemen; Paintings; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Barnes, Jno. H.
Directions for the Bellringer in case of Fire. Oil on panel by Jno. H. Barnes. Painted sign shows seated man at top of composition, with words below him. Cartouches are seen around composition, with a cart appearing at lower center.
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ca. 1851
CA137


Tailor Shop
Occupation, Paintings, Artwork
Glushakow, Jacob
Oil on board, 16.625 x 20.75 inches.
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Not dated.
2014-7


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