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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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
Business and Industries, Office Buildings, Street Scene, Photograph, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Special Collections Department
John Dubas
Fitch Dustdown Company. Janitorial supplies and cleaning equipment. Shows employees standing outside. 201 South Howard Street, Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1940
MC9265 .A


Street scene, Hotel, Monument, Theatre, Mount Vernon, Charles Street, Preston Street, Photographs, Architecture, Buildings, Structures, Baltimore (Md.), Hughes Company Collection, Special Collections Department
Hughes Company
Charles Street looking south from Preston Street, not dated. Shows Albaugh's Theatre, Belvedere Hotel, Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, Baltimore. Copy print PP8.175
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Unknown
Z9 .179 .PP8


Philip Berrigan, Civil rights, Photograph, A. Aubrey Bodine Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Special Collections Department
A. Aubrey Bodine, 1906-1970.
Father Philip Berrigan, member of the Baltimore Four and Catonsville Nine. Civil rights, antiwar, nuclear disarmament activist. 1923-2002.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1967
B1575.3


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
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1992-1993 (exhibit)
MTM 037B


Eutaw Street, Business, Business and industry, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Eutaw Street looking north from Baltimore Street. Shows Cole and Company, Hippodrome Theatre, China Land, Brager, Kelley's Seafood, Cummins Brothers, Eutaw Loan Office, Hugh Lyons and Company, pedestrians, streetcar lines.
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. 1925
1994.42.041


Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, Cemeteries, Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849, Photograph, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Special Collections Department
Unidentified photographer
Grave of Edgar Allan Poe, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated.
MC4786


Downtown, Baltimore (Md.), Buildings, Structures, Business, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Government facilities, Urban Landscape, Landscape, Street scenes, Aerial views, Photographs, Aerial Photographs, Architecture, Banks and banking
Mettee, Holmes I. (1881-1947)
Baltimore Trust Company building. Corner of East Baltimore Street and Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph by Holmes I. Mettee, not dated. Tenants include the Baltimore Trust Company, Maryland Public Works Administration, Maryland National Bank, and Bank of America. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated
MC8722 .14


Streetcars, Automobiles, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Landscape, Urban landscape, Street scenes, Business, Theater, Theater-Movie
Waldeck, Alfred
Northeast corner of Baltimore Street and Holliday Street, after removal of wires (Lubin’s Theatre). Photograph by Alfred Waldeck. Shows Lubin's Theatre, across from the Gayety Theatre. See also: MC2611 .2 for view before removal of wires. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated
MC2611 .1


Clothing & dress, Photographs, Street scenes, Portrait group, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Business, Baltimore (Md.), Mount Vernon, Bodine, A. Aubrey
Bodine, A. Aubrey (1906-1970)
Scene on Read Street, Baltimore. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated
B112 .1


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Family, Portrait group, Children, Business, Bars, Taverns, Baltimore (Md.)
Dubas, John (fl.1904-1973)
Adam J. Winfelder and family in front of Winfelder’s Saloon. 918 North Bradford Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Glass negative by John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973). Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1907
MC9448


Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Street scenes, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Markets, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Dubas, John (fl. 1904-1973)
Wholesale produce market, Market Space. Baltimore, Maryland. John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973), ca. 1907. 5x7 inch glass negative. Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1907
MC9067


Courthouses, Monuments, Photographs, Street scenes, War of 1812, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Youse, Frank W.
Battle Monument. Shows Baltimore City Courthouse and horse-drawn wagons. Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Frank W. Youse, 1900-1901. 4 x 5 inch glass negative. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1900-1901
MC2706 .4


Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore Orioles, Sports, Memorial Stadium
Kniesche, Robert F., 1906-1976
Fireworks, Memorial Stadium. 900 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976), 1965. Robert F. Kniesche Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1965
PP79.467


Politics, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Street scenes, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street decorated for Democratic National Convention. Shows part of Baltimore Sun building. West Baltimore Street near North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photographer, 1912. A. A. Seifert Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1912
MC4817


Bolton Hill, Rowhouses, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Structures, Street scenes, Subject Vertical File, Gardens
Unidentified photographer
Eutaw Place. Children's Fountain, also known as Centennial Fountain, Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1890. Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Parks & Squares).
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1890
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Banks and banking, Business and industry, Vehicles, Automobiles, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Hughes Company
Hambleton Bank. 10 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Hughes Company, January 1926. 8 x 10 inch glass negative. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1926
MC7121


Jones Falls, Bridges and viaducts, Trains, Railroads, Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Urban landscape, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
South of Eager Street. Shows the Fallsway Viaduct (Jones Falls Viaduct). Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photogapher, [ca. 1912-1914]. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
[ca. 1912-1914]
MC4272


Photographs, A. Aubrey Bodine, Recreation, Leisure, Garrett County, Maryland, Beaches, Bodies of water
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970
Deep Creek Lake. Garrett County, Maryland. A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), June 26, 1965. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
June 26, 1965
B1109 N


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Subject Vertical File, Leisure, Recreation, Celebrations and parades
Quartley’s Gallery
Pompeiian Fete. Greenmount Avenue and North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Quartley’s Gallery, 1890. Cabinet card. Subject Vertical File (Baltimore, Festivals).
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1890
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Harbor, Federal Hill, Bodies of water, Maritime, Water, Business and industry, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Harbor from Federal Hill. Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1915. 5 x 7 inch glass negative. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1915
MC3556


Games