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
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.
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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.
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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


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Structures, Druid Hill Park, Druid Hill, Parks and squares
Unidentified photographer
Druid Hill Park Conservatory. Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1900. 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. 1900
MC2224 C


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Urban landscape, East Baltimore, Business, Architecture, Children, Structures
Kniesche, Robert F., 1906-1976
Children on junkman’s horse-drawn cart [My Fate feature]. East Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976), 1950. 4 x 5 inch negative. Robert F. Kniesche Photograph 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
1950
PP79.378 .1


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.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-105