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
Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Business and Industries, Business, Transportation, Horse-drawn wagons, Men, Vehicles
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Buses - Charles Street Omnibus - Ca. 1885. Horse drawn carriage/bus, packed with passengers. Note: formerly designated as Z24.65.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1885
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Exterior, Courthouses, Architecture, horse-drawn wagons,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Courthouses - Baltimore City Courthouse - Ca. 1891. View of courthouse - Monument Square with the Gilmor House to the left. Horse and Buggy on the right.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1891
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Exterior, Courthouses, Architecture, horse-drawn wagons, Monuments,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Courthouses - Baltimore City Courthouse - 1898. Shows courthouse under construction with the Battle Monument at center of frame.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1898
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Exterior, Courthouses, Architecture, horse-drawn wagons, Monuments,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Courthouses - Baltimore City Courthouse - 1898. Shows courthouse under construction with the Battle Monument at center of frame. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.369.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1898
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Docks, Piers, Wharves - Light Street Wharves - Ca. 1890. Bowley's Wharf and Basin - 1885 Chester River Steamboat Co. Sun re-photo. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.36.VF
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1885
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Women, Markets, Festivals
Lloyd Norris
Baltimore - Festivals - Flower Mart. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.35.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1910
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Views - During - From Federal Hill. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.42.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Views - During - From Federal Hill. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.43.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Trains, Transportation, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Photographs, Portrait group
Unidentified photographer
Group on cowcatcher of train. Salted paper print. Note: Original photograph is framed. Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, ca. 1857-1859.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1857-1859
PP262.36


Trains, Transportation, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Photographs, Portrait group
Unidentified photographer
Railroad train No. 232 at Cumberland, Maryland. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Shows men posed with train, conductor, and buildings in background. Salted paper print. Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection, ca. 1857-1859.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1857-1859
PP262.05


Relay, Trains, Transportation, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Photographs, Portrait group
Unidentified photographer
Railroad train at Relay, Maryland. Shows people posed at station. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Salted paper print. Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection, ca. 1857-1859. Note: Formerly designated as Z24-100-VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1857-1859
PP262.06


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Aerial views, Fire, 1904
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - Baltimore Fire - View south on Light Street after fire. Looking south on Light Street after the clearing of debris had begun. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.14.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Fire, 1904, Portrait group, Men, Fire and explosions
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - Construction & Demolition - Demolition Crew with Dynamite Apparatus. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.1.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Fire, 1904, Portrait group, Men, Fire and explosions, Military, Soldier
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - Maryland National Guard - Baltimore Fire - Equipment & National Guard. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.13.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Harbor. Pier Scene with fire boats. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.61.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Street scenes, Banks and banking, South Gay Street, Water Street, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Buildings, structures
Unidentified photographer
National Marine Bank. 33 South Gay Street, Baltimore. Northeast corner of Water Street. Shows painted sign for Headley Chocolate Company. Unidentified photographer, ca. 1920-1930. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.044


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Music., Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Unidentified musical group inside club. Shows five men and one woman in formal attire. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa May 1951. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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
ca. 1951
HEN.00.A1-009


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), African American history, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.). Druid Hill, Baltimore (Md.)--Parks and squares, Architecture--Exterior, Apartment buildings, Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Park. Druid Hill Park. Shows reservoir and apartment buildings in background. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
circa March 1948
HEN.00.A1-135


Women's history, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Medicine., Paul Henderson
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Planned Parenthood clinic. Woman with children. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
circa June 1949
HEN.00.A2-182


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Theater, Recreation--Theater-Movie, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore Theatre
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Interior view of theater. Auditorium seating in unidentified theater. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa August 1953
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1953
HEN.00.B1-021


Games