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
Houses, Street scene, Urban landscape, Automobiles, Neighborhoods, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Rowhouses,
Unidentified photographer
Unidentified neighborhood street. Shows garages, cars, and houses. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
CC2645-6


Street scene, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Chesapeake Avenue, east from 4th Street. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
September 26, 1930
CC2646-1


Women's History, Daguerreotypes, Slavery, African American history, Photographs, Cased Photographs Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Jeremiah Tilghman and Venus Tilghman. Slaves of Col. Benedict William Hall of Eutaw in Baltimore County, ca. 1850. Note: The preview image is two separate photographs. The first is of the open daguerreotype. The second photograph is a detail of the photograph.
Restricted from public use. 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
1850
CSPH 156


Automobiles, Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Landscape, Architecture, Urban landscape, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum, Rowhouses
Unidentified photographer
St. Paul Street from Pleasant Street, looking north. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
June 10, 1914
MC2109


Automobiles, Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Landscape, Architecture, Urban landscape, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum, Rowhouses
Unidentified photographer
St. Paul Street, north from Lexington Street. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1914
MC2110


Horse-drawn wagons, Baltimore (Md.), Street scene, Landscape, Architecture, Urban landscape, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum, Rowhouses
Unidentified photographer
Hamilton Street from St Paul Street to Courtland Street, south side. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
MC2112


Churches and synagogues, Military, Theater, Photographs, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Holliday Street Theatre, Hotel Lexington, Zion Church, and army recruiting station. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 2. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
MC2381


Banks and banking, Photographs, Architecture, Street scene, Urban landscape, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Exterior, Provident Savings Bank. Howard Street and Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Robert L. Harris Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
MC3012 -1


Banks and banking, Photographs, Architecture, Street scene, Urban landscape, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Exterior, Provident Savings Bank. Howard Street and Saratoga Street, Baltimore. Shows street lamps and people. Robert L. Harris Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
MC3012 -2


Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape
Unidentified photographer
Buildings damaged in Great Fire of 1904. Baltimore Street at Commerce Street. Shows Safe Deposit & Trust Company building. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4700


Piers & wharves, Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Waterfront, Water, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Urban landscape
Unidentified photographer
Wharf after Great Fire of 1904. Shows Baltimore waterfront in ruins. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4702


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
North German Lloyd Office, “Hansa Haus”. Charles Street and Redwood Street, Baltimore. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
ca. 1910
MC4703


Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses, Photographs
Unidentified photographer
Ponca Street, north from Hudson (?). Shows rowhouses.Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
February 18, 1930
CC2649


Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses, Photographs
Unidentified photographer
Remington Avenue, north of Wyman Park Drive. Shows road and rowhouses. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
CC2652 .2


Fraternal organizations, Monuments, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Unveiling monument to Thomas Wildey, founder of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I. O.O.F.). Broadway near Fairmount Avenue, Baltimore. Reproduction of print. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1865
CC2937


Urban Landscape, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company building, view from southwest Baltimore. Emerson Tower with false work for bottle. Elevated view. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
ca. 1912
MC4704


Construction, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Massachusetts building under construction. Baltimore Street at Charles Street looking north, Baltimore. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4706


Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape
Unidentified photographer
Calvert Street, near Pratt Street, Baltimore. Clearing fire rubble. Great Fire of 1904. Shows railroad cars & ramp, Maryland Trust Building & others. See also MC4727. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4707


Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape
Unidentified photographer
Calvert Street at Redwood Street, looking north. Fire ruins, Maryland Trust Building, Alex Brown building, and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company building. Great Fire of 1904. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4708


City Hall, Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scene, Urban landscape, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Street in ruins after fire. Great Fire of 1904. Shows City Hall in background. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negatives, Box 3.
Restricted to reference photograph. 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
1904
MC4709


Games