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.

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American Civil WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
American Civil War, 1861-1865, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Monuments, Sculpture.
Unknown
Union Soldiers and Sailors monument by A. A. Weiman, Baltimore, Maryland. Robert L. Harris Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 4.
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1909
MC2901-5


Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill, Photographs, American Civil War, 1861-1865
Unknown
South side of the [Baltimore] harbor, American Civil War. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
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ca. 1862-1865
CC987


Portrait group--Military, Portrait group, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Unknown
Federal troops on Federal Hill, looking northwest, American Civil War. Glass negative by David Bachrach (1845-1921) or William Henry Weaver (1825-1913). Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
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ca. 1862-1865
CC969


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Rare book collection, Brown, John, 1800-1859., Books
De Witt, M. (publisher)
John Brown, from a photograph by Martin M. Lawrence. Page 12A, Life, trial and execution of Captain John Brown, known as "old Brown of Ossawatomie", with a full account of the attempted insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Including Cooke's confession, and all of the incidents of the execution. Published by R.M. DeWitt [ca. 1859], New York. Rare book.
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ca. 1859
E 451 .L72


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Rare book collection, Brown, John, 1800-1859., Books
De Witt, M. (publisher)
Interior of the engine-house [sic], just before the gate is broken down by the storming party - Colonel Washington and his associates as captives. Page 12B: Life, trial and execution of Captain John Brown, known as "old Brown of Ossawatomie", with full account of the attempted insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Including Cooke's confession, and all the incidents of the execution. Published by R. M. DeWitt, New York, ca. 1859.
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ca. 1859
E 451 .L72


Monuments, Bodine, A. Aubrey, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Wyman Park, American Civil War, 1861-1865
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906–1970.
Lee-Jackson Monument. Wyman Park, Baltimore. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, 1948.
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1948
B179-1


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs, Hambleton Print Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Riots.
Currier & Ives (publishers)
The Lexington of 1861. Published by Currier & Ives.
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ca. 1861
H247


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs, Hambleton Print Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Riots.
Virtue & Co. (publishers)
Massachusetts Militia Passing Through Baltimore. Published by Virtue & Co. Publishers, N.Y. F.O.C. (Felix Octavius Carr) Darley and F.F. Walker.
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1861
H254


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865; Lithographs, Hambleton Print Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Riots.
First Blood. The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment fighting their way through Baltimore, April 19, 1861.
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ca. 1861
None [Medium Prints]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Photographs--Cased object; Portrait group--Military
Unknown
Gift of Mrs. Ethel Flannagan.
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ca. 1863
CSPH 337


Portrait Male; Photographs--Cased object; American Civil War, 1861-1865; African American history
Unknown
James W. Sank. Sank enlisted into the Purnell Legion Infantry during the American Civil War. Sank served three years and returned to Baltimore as a letter carrier.
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ca. 1865
CSPH 338


Portrait male; Photographs--Cased object; Confederate States of America; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Unknown
Colonel Edward Dorsey. Cased photograph.
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ca. 1861-1865
CSPH 042


Portrait male; Photographs--Cased object; Confederate States of America; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Unknown
Colonel Edward Dorsey. Cased photograph.
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ca. 1861-1865
CSPH 042a


Prints, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Lithographs; Occupation--Military--Soldier, E. Sachse & Co., Baltimore (Md.), Lafayette Square (Baltimore, Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Buildings, structures, etc., Baltimore (Md.) Lafayette Square, Military camps, Maryland. Militia, Barracks--Maryland--1860-1870., Military camps--Maryland
E. Sachse & Co.
La Fayette [sic] Barracks, Baltimore, Maryland. 151st Regiment New York Volunteers (with names). Lithograph by E. Sachse & Company, ca. 1862. Accession: 72642. Medium Prints Collection: Civil War, 1861-1865, Barracks and Quarters.
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ca. 1862
[Medium Print]


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Manuscripts; Virginia.
Gibbon, General John, 1827-1896.
Agreement of Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Original document signed at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia on April 10, 1865.
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1865
MS1284


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Artillery jacket belonging to Colonel Richard Snowden Andrews, 1st Maryland Artillery, Confederate States of America, American Civil War. Gift of Charles Andrews.
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ca. 1864
1920.15.1


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Jacket, American Civil War.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.15.1


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Peter Tate and Co., Manufacturer
Confederate jacket worn by Private William Harvey Harrison (1870-1922). The jacket was manufactured in great quality under contract by the Peter Tate and Co. firm of Limerick, Ireland, and run through the blockade to the South. Large numbers of this jacket were issued throughout the Confederacy late in the war and several features are unusual about it; it is nearly entirely machine-sewn, the lining is linen when virtually no linen was being produced domestically in the Confederacy, and faint markings of the British military sizing system are evident in the lining. Gift of Maryland Line Confederate Soldier's Home, Pikesville, Maryland.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.25


Textiles; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Jacket, American Civil War.
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ca. 1864
1920.41.33.1


Painting; Portrait male; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885
Oil painting on canvas of Isaac Ridgeway Trimble (1802-1888) by Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885.). Trimble was a West Point-trained engineer who specialized in railroad construction. This painting shows him examining plans for a bridge seen in the background. In 1861 at age 57, Trimble left Maryland to serve in the confederacy and rose to the rank of Major General. He lost his leg in the battle of Gettysburg and was taken prisoner by the Northern Army, but was exchanged one month before the war's end.
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1852
1956.86.45