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Subject Vertical File (SVF) Index
Special Collections Department, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
INDEX FOR SUBJECT VERTICAL FILE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION FINDING AIDS
Cataloging and digitization completed through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Special thanks to Anne Stricker and George Gammie.
[SVF] Maryland Theatre under construction, 1903.
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“Vertical File” is a term used to describe collections of photographs, clippings, etc., arranged by subject matter and housed in filing cabinets. Unlike the numbered photographs collections, items in the Vertical Files are not arranged in collections by source, or assigned catalog numbers.
Items listed in the finding aids below are arranged by subject in a hierarchy that is alphabetical, geographical, and chronological.
Please note that some items listed in the Subject Vertical File may be restricted.
Click on the section name to view the finding aid. Maryland counties/major subjects are in bold.
"Afro-Americans"; Airplanes; Alabama; Allegany County ; Antarctic Regions; Antietam Battlefield; Architecture; Army, U.S.; Astronomy; Autogiros; Automobiles
Baby carriages; Balloons; Baltimore County; Bathing suits; Beaches; Bicycles and tricycles; Birds; Bookbinding and bookbinders; Boundary markers; Buses; Business and industry
View the listings below or Download the complete finding aid for Baltimore City
All subjects within Baltimore City, arranged alphabetically.
Calvert County; Canals and canal boats; Caricatures and cartoons; Caroline County;Carriages and coaches; Carroll County; Carts and wagons; Case photographs; Cecil County; Celts; Charles County; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Costumes; Criminals and crime
Daggers and swords; Dams; Death; Deep Creek Lake; Delaware; Dorchester County
Eating and drinking; Emblems; Embroidery; England; Exhibitions;
Farm machinery and implements; Farms and farming; Fences; Ferries; Fire hat; Fire; Firebacks; Fireman's Convention Parade; Firemen; Fishing; Flags; Floods; Formations; Forts; Founder's Day; Founding of Maryland; Fountains; Foxes; Fraternal organizations; Frederick County; Freemasons; Frostburg, Md.; Fruit; Furniture
Galleries and museums; Garden; Garrett County; Gazebos; Glass and crystal; Goat and pony carts; Goats; Greenbelt, Md.; Grocery stores; Guns and weapons
Hagerstown; Halethorpe airshow; Halls; Hancock views; Harford County; Harpers Ferry; Harundale; Henlopen Point; Hessian Barracks; Historic houses; Historic markers; Holidays; Holtwood Power Station; Hooper's Point; Horse; Horticulture; Howard County; Hunting; Hyattsville
Sections: I; J; K
Ilchester; Indians; Industry; Interiors; Ireland; Islands; Ivanhoe, steam yacht; Jewelry; Kensington; Kent County
Lake Roland; Landsdowne; Libraries; Light and science; Lighthouses; Lions; Little Italy; Loch Raven; Lony's Spring; Looms; Lord Baltimore's Spring; Lotteries
Machinery; Manchester; Maps; Marine Corps; Marriage; Maryland; Maryland Day; Maryland Historical Society; Maryland Journal; Maryland State House of Correction; Massachusetts; Medals; Melvale, Maryland; Methodist Episcopal book depository; Mexican news; Mexican War; Middle Atlantic States; Middletown Valley; Mills; Monasteries; Money; Monocacy River; Montgomery County; Monuments; Motion Picture stills; Motorcycles; Muddy Creek Falls; Musicians; Music
National Guard; National Security Agency; Navassa Island; Navy, U.S.; “Negroes”; New Windsor; Newspapers; North Carolina; Northumberland
Ohio; Oregon; Organizations; “Oriental” Americans; Oxcarts and teams
Parades and processions; Parkton views; Photography; Picnics; Piscataway Town; Plantation crops; Point of Rocks; Police; Political convention; Porcelain; Port Deposit; Port Tobacco; Post Offices; Postal Service; Potomac River; Pottery; Prince George’s County; Printing and printing presses; Prisoners and prisons; Prohibition; Pumps; Punishment and torture
Quarries; Queen Anne’s County
Railroads; Reservoirs and waterworks; Revolutionary War; Riots; Rising Sun; Rivers and streams; Roads; Rockets
Section: S (minus "Ships")
St. Clements Island; St. Mary’s County; St. Michaels; Saranac Lake; School children; Schools and colleges; Sculpture; Seals; Servants; Sewage; Sewers; Sewing; Sharpsburg, Md.; Shipyard; Shot Tower; Silver; Slavery; Solomons Island; Somerset County; Songs; South Mountain Battlefield; Spanish-American War; Spinning and spinning wheels; Sports; Springs; Stables; Stadiums; Stage coaches; Star-Spangled Banner; Storms and cyclones; Street furniture; Street railroads; Street scene; Sugarloaf Mountain; Susquehanna River; Swallow Falls; Swimming
Tailors; Talbot County; Taneytown; Taylor’s Island; Telegraph; Telephones; Ten Mile Creek; Tennessee; Thurmont (?); Tilghman Island; Toll gate; Toll house; Tombstones; Towson; Toys; Trees; Trotman anchor
Unidentified; Union Bridge; Upper Marlboro
Sections: W; Y
War Industries Board; War of 1812; War, Spanish-American; Warehouses; Washington County; Washington, D.C.; Watch papers; West Point, N.Y.; West Virginia; Youghiogheny River