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
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


Baseball, Sports, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Posting World Series score in Sun Building window. Charles Street at Baltimore Street, looking northwest. 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
1912
MC4711


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Transportation, Trains, Railroads
Unidentified photographer
First Stone of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Shows group of men around the stone with train in the background. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negative, 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
1910
MC4713


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Transportation, Trains, Railroads
Unidentified photographer
First Stone of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Shows group of men around the stone with train in the background.
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
1910
MC4713


Markets, Street scene, Architecture, Urban landscape, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Construction
Unidentified photographer
Marsh Market Place rebuilding. Shows wagons in Market Place and fire ruins. Phoenix Shot Tower in background. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass negative, 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
MC4714


Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Industry, Architecture, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building. Elevated view east from Liberty Street towards the B&O Building. Stieff Piano Company in foreground. 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
1905
MC4715


Street scene, Horse-drawn wagons, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Street scene showing Light Street at Lombard Street, Baltimore. 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
1905
MC4716


Architecture, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Horse-drawn wagons, Business, Industry, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
South Charles Street, looking north, Baltimore. Charles Center area. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building on left side. 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
1905
MC4717


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Horse-drawn wagon, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.), Street scene
Unidentified photographer
Redwood Street, looking west from Guilford Avenue. Shows National Mechanic’s Bank, Keyser Building under construction. 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
1905
MC4718


Buildings, structures, Aerial photographs, Aerial views, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
View from Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building, looking northwest. Shows Rennert Hotel and buildings to be razed for Charles Center. 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
Not Dated
MC4719


Business and industry, Piers & wharves, Horse-drawn wagons, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Light Street, looking south from Pratt Street. Shows Potomac-Rappahannock Piers, wagon and trolley traffic on street. 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
December 10, 1915
MC4720


Harbor, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Elevated view of Baltimore Harbor from Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building. Shows Baltimore Harbor, Federal Hill, and Canton area. See also 1985.29.17. 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
ca. 1910
MC4721


Piers & wharves, Harbor, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill. Shows Light Street and Pratt Street wharfs, steamboats. 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
ca. 1910
MC4722


Games