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.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

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
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Jackson and Mitchell Family. Keiffer Jackson (seated far left), Clarence Mitchell III (standing on the couch, second from left), Juanita Mitchell (seated third from left), Virginia Jackson Kiah (seated four from left), Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson (seated far right), Clarence Mitchell, Jr. (standing in center), Keiffer Mitchell (seated on Juanita Jackson Mitchell's lap)
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
circa 1940
HEN.00.B1-052


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil Rights, Lawyer, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Juanita Jackson Mitchell with sons. Clarence Mitchell III (far left), Keiffer Mitchell (far right)
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
April 14, 1942
HEN.00.B1-094


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, United State Supreme Court, Civil Rights, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group photograph with Thurgood Marshall. Esther McCready (third from left), Harry A. Cole (behind McCready), Thurgood Marshall (fifth from left), Linwood Koger (sixth from left), Hiram Whittle (sixth from right), Darnall Stewart (fifth from right), James "Biddy" Wood (third from right), Donald Gaines Murray (second from right), Parren Mitchell (far right)
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
September 1950
HEN.02.07-019


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Empty barber shop
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
July 1949
HEN.00.B1-114


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Civil Rights, Morgan State College, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait with Martin Jenkins. Martin Jenkins (seated, far left), Gilbert Banfield (standing, far left
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
April 1952
HEN.02.16-037


Barber shop
Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Barber shop
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
May 1949
HEN.00.B1-104


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Women walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. The sign of Herbert's Mens Wear visible on the background
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
March 1948
HEN.00.B1-110


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Fashion, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait with Samuel Hendin receiving a plaque. Minnie Davis standing next to Samuel Hendin. The plaque commemorates the tenth anniversary of the dress shop Hendin's Hollywood Fashions
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Circa 1952
HEN.00.B1-143


Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, African American History, Morgan State College, Track and Field, Sport, Afro-American Newspaper, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Sam Lacy speacking with Morgan State College relay team known as "The Historic Four." Sam Lacy (far left), Bill Brown (second from left), Robert "Bob" Tyler (third from left), Sam LaBeach (second from right), George Rhoden (far right)
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
May 1949
HEN.01.14-041