Truitt Collection - PP12

Maryland Historical Society
Photograph Collection Inventory List
Special Collections Department
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-685-3750 x359;


Inventory List


Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, April 2000


Captain Oscar P. Truitt (b. ca. 1880s-1890s?) was born at Snow Hill in Worcester Co., Md., the son of seafood merchant George W. Truitt and grandson of Captain Peter Truitt who was the master of the Black Warrior.

Collection Origin

Transfer from Maritime, 1980 (75346); origin unknown.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 21 photographs and post cards, dating from 1917-1964. They are personal photographs of or by Captain (Peter?) Truitt. Subjects are the career and travels of Captain Truitt including boats, cargo and sailing ship crews, and ships’ masters. One photograph depicts "Jimmy" Walker, then mayor of New York City, aboard the yacht Harmony off the Florida Keys, dated 1928.

Note: Collection not found in 4/2000; materials may have been distributed among vertical file and postcard collection.


Arrangement unknown.