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
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


Games