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
Courthouses, Monuments, Photographs, Street scenes, War of 1812, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Youse, Frank W.
Battle Monument. Shows Baltimore City Courthouse and horse-drawn wagons. Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Frank W. Youse, 1900-1901. 4 x 5 inch glass negative. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: [email protected]
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No use or reproduction without permission. For more information, please contact [email protected]
1900-1901
MC2706 .4


War of 1812, Street scene, Horse-drawn wagons, Courthouses, Parks and squares, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Buildings, Structures, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Battle Monument Square, Baltimore. Shows monument, court house, northwest side of Calvert Street, 300 block. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: [email protected]
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
Not Dated
MC4730


Fireman, Baltimore (Md.), War of 1812, 1812-1815, Physical objects, Personal artifacts, Medals, Military arts & sciences
Braxmar, C.G.
75th Anniversary, Battle of North Point, September 9, 1899. Veteran Volunteer Firemens Associations, Baltimore. Medal by C.G. Braxmar, 36 Cortlandt Street, New York.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
ca. 1899
2005.26.106


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco making escape. Watercolor on paper.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
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.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
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
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
1816
1965.70.3


Thomas Ruckle
War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Artist
Ruckle, Thomas
Self-portrait. Oil on canvas by Thomas Ruckle.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
1845
1964.99.1


War of 1812-1815; Military, Paintings, Portrait male, Newspapers and periodicals
Pechin, John
William Pechin (1773-1849). Oil on canvas by John Pechin.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
1812
1966.72.1


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.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
Not dated
M1986.87


Photographs, War of 1812, 1812-1815
Unknown
Daniel Wells and Henry McComas in caskets, laying in state in the Great Hall of Maryland Institute, prior to moving to the Wells and McComas Monument on Monument Street and Gay Street, Baltimore. Copy of photograph by John Dickinson, 1858. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negatives, box 1.
Public use restricted to reproduction. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
Unknown
MC2088


Baltimore (Md.). Druid Hill, Photographs, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Portrait group--Military, Portrait group
Ashman, W.
Photograph of the Old Defenders of the Battle of Baltimore (September 12, 1814). Photograph by W. Ashman, Druid Hill Park, 1876-1880.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
1876-1880
[GPVF]


Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Works on paper
Unknown
Painting on paper of the Vigilant of Baltimore ca. 1803, commanded by Thomas Boyle.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
ca. 1803
M1975.3.2


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Painted tin hat shield worn by William Davis Hoffman, War of 1812.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
Unknown
1940.23.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Military canteen used during the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814. Inscription: "This canteen was in the Battle of North Point Baltimore 1814 [September] th. 12. 'Shipley Liester Seneir (sie)." Wood and metal. Note: "Shipley Lester Senior" is hand written on the other side of the canteen.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
ca. 1812
1951.116.5


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Paintings, Portrait male
Painting of John Rodgers (1773-1838). Oil on panel by Robert H. Sheppard (1818-1895). Full-length portrait shows John Rodgers holding silver presentation cup. Lower edge reads, "Presented by the United Fire Company / Gen. A. Miltenberger, Pres to John Rodgers of Baltimore, Sept 12th 1837." At a young age Rodgers apprenticed to a Baltimore shipowner and eventually rose to command a merchant ship while still in his teens. Before being commissioned a lieutenant in the new U.S. Navy in 1798, he spent eleven years as a ship merchant. Rodgers fought in the War of 1812. Drs. Michael and Marie Abrams Memorial Purchase Fund.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
1837


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Object, Mens costumes--Personal artifacts
Unknown
Samuel Ettings mug or cup. Mug with a painted black body, several names etched in paint with a tin lid used by Samuel Etting of the Baltimore Fencibles, Sept. 12-13, 1814.
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ca. 1812
1895.1.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Havre de Grace (Md.), Object--Weapons
Unknown
Presentation sword given to John O'Neill (1768-1838). Inscription reads, "Presented to the Gallant O'Neil for his valor at Havre de Grace by Philadelphians 1813." Sword in gold scabbard, mother-of-pearl on grip, ornate hilt. John O'Neill is considered a hero of Havre de Grace after his courageous confrontation with British forces in Havre de Grace in 1813.
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Unknown
1931.4.1


War of 1812, 1812-1815, Mens costumes--Uniforms--accessories
Unknown
Leather military hat or cap, high crown and a beak, from the War of 1812. Bequest of Edward J. Stabler, Jr.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
ca. 1812-1814
1923.8.1


Mens costumes--Personal artifacts, War of 1812, 1812-1815
Unknown
Wooden canteen, 2nd S.F. No. 48 from ca. 1812. Painted green/gray with long detachable leather strap wound around canteen. Leather bands nailed to either side. Bequest of the estate of Edward Stabler, Jr.
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ca. 1812
1923.8.2


War of 1812, 1812-1815; Baltimore (Md.); Lithographs, Prints
Hill, J.
View of the Spot Where General Ross Fell Near Baltimore. Published by M. Carey and Sons, Philadelphia. Engraved by J. Hill. Included in McCauley, E15.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
H92