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 scene, Urban landscape, Automobiles, Neighborhoods, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Rowhouses,
Unidentified photographer
Unidentified neighborhood street. Shows cars and rowhouses. 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
CC2645-5


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


Baltimore (Md.), Prints, Slavery, African American history, Newspapers and periodicals, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Unidentified artist
"The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Maryland." Print in unidentified newspaper or periodical.
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
1861
CB2883


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


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco entering Bay of Naples. Watercolor on paper by unknown artist.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated
M1986.87


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco making escape. Watercolor on paper.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
September 21, 1814
M1986.88


Baltimore (Md.), Peale, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Politician, Mayor, Portrait male
Peale, Rembrandt
Edward Johnson (1767-1829). Oil on canvas by Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1817-1818
CA685


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works, Works on paper, Baltimore (Md.)
Brighty, G.M.
The death of General Ross near Baltimore. Work on paper by G.M. Brighty
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1816
1965.70.3


Thomas Ruckle
War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Artist
Ruckle, Thomas
Self-portrait. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1845
1964.99.1