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
Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Churches, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Street scenes
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Churches - Central Presbyterian. Verso reads: "Central Presbyterian Church stood at the southwest corner of Liberty and Cathedral Street, opposite the site of the Hotel Rennert. Central Presbyterian Church was opened for service March 25, 1855. At the timeof its erection it was the largest Presbyterian church in Baltimore. It's pastor, Dr. Robinson, was one of the famous preachers of the city and there were crowded congregations. It had a memebership of 257 in its early days and in its great prosperity under Rev. Joseph T. Smith in the sixties the number increased to 425. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church met there. It was destroyed in the 'Clay Street fire' that swept over that section July 25, 1873. The church took fire in its tall steeple and was soon wrecked, and it carried the same fate to the row of houses along Saratoga from Liberty to Park. The new Central Church is on Eutaw Place." Note: Formerly designated as Z24.90.VF.
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Ca. 1873
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Medicine, Hospitals, Buildings, structures, etc., Architecture
Bachrach
Baltimore - Hospitals - Baltimore General Dispensary. "The New Dispensary Building at Paca & Fayette Streets was opened for patients February 15, 1912." Note: Formerly designated as Z24.73.VF.
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1920
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Hospitals, Medicine, Portrait group, Men, Women
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore -Hospitals - Baltimore General Dispensary - Staff. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.85.VF.
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Ca. 1907
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Aerial Views, Street scenes, Architecture; Medicine, Hospitals, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Hospitals - Johns Hopkins Hospital. Exterior view from Monument and Broadway. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.95.VF.
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Ca. 1890
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Medicine, Exterior, Hospitals, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc.
Otto A. Wall, Jr.
Baltimore - Hospitals - Johns Hopkins Hospital - Exterior view of front entrance. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.1605A.
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Ca. 1890
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Hospitals, Medicine, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc.
Otto A. Wall, Jr.
Baltimore - Hospitals - Johns Hopkins Hospital. Exterior view from Broadway & Jefferson Street. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.1605B.
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Ca. 1890
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Hospitals, Medicine, Interior, Buildings, structures, etc.
Otto A. Wall, Jr.
Baltimore - Hospitals - Johns Hopkins Hospital. Interior view, classroom/laboratory.
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Ca. 1890
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Lexington Street, Restaurants, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore Theatre, Theater-Movie, Business, Buildings, structures, etc., Architecture, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Loew's Century Theatre (18 West Lexington Street), Bachrach Photographers, Huyler's Restaurant. Unit block west Lexington Street, Baltimore. Now demolished. Built in 1921 after plans prepared by John J. Zink. Prior to the addition of The Valencia Theatre (above The Century Theatre). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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ca. 1925
1995.62.001


West Franklin Street, Leisure, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Hazazers Dancing Palace. 107-111 West Franklin Street, Baltimore. Also shows Boumi Temple. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.002


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Exterior, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Hotel, Apartment buildings, Mount Vernon
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Hotels, Inns & Taverns - Mt. Royal Hotel - East Mt. Royal Avenue & North Calvert Street
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1929
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Exterior, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Orphan, Asylums, Hospital
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Orphans & Orphan - Asylums - Calverton Hebrew Orphan Asylum - Rayner Avenue - "built 1815 as a private residence for Dennis Smith, R.C. Long Architect; remodeled for use as asylum in 1820; sold in 1866 when asylum moved; given to Hebrew Orphan Asylum 1872; destroyed by fire 1874; rebuilt 1876, but different building." Note: Formerly designated as Z24.76.VF.
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Ca. 1873
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Exterior, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc.
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Streets - Baltimore Street - east 200-300 block - Baltimore Street looking west showing Barnums Hotel and the Baltimore Museum. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.79.VF.
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Ca. 1870
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Exterior, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Monuments, Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, Parks and Squares
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Monuments & Memorials - View of Washington Monument looking east. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.82.VF.
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Ca. 1920
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Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Water, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Industry
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Views - Harbor - B&O Railroad - Piers 6-9. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.70.VF.
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Ca. 1900
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Architecture, Buildings, structures, Bowling, Theater-Movie, Leisure, Baltimore Theatre, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, Baltimore. Shows Elite Quick Lunch, bowling alley, F.J. Wilson Loans, Warner's Metropolitan Theatre (1538 West North Avenue). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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ca. 1922-1947
1995.62.003


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Lehmann's Hall, Café des Arts. 852 North Howard Street, Baltimore. Shows automobile. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.004


Photographs, Carroll County, Bridges and viaducts, Landscape, Railroad, Trains, Water
Unidentified photographer
Carroll County - Bridges & Viaducts - Carrollton Viaduct. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.71.VF.
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Ca. 1867
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Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Leisure, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, West Fayette Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Palace Theatre. 311-317 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Columbia burlesque. Also shows streetcar tracks, automobiles, sign for billiards. Also known as Town Theatre, Empire Theatre, and Everyman Theatre (2012). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.005


Photographs, Carroll County, Bridges and viaducts, Landscape, Water, Horse-drawn wagons
Unidentified photographer
Carroll County - Bridges & Viaducts - Carrollton Viaduct. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.2775.
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Ca. 1850-1868
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Photographs, Talbot County, Landscapes, Houses, Historic homes
McHenry Howard
Talbot County - Houses (Easton Vicinity) - Wye House - Wye Garden - southwest corner from top of back porch.
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Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Games