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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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Celebrities, Entertainers, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Paul Robeson (second from left), Dr. John E.T. Camper (fourth from left) with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows men and women with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-156


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. People protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows pedestrians and protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-157


Celebrities, Entertainers, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Paul Robeson (third from left), Dr. John E.T. Camper and others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa March 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-158


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Bayard Rustin with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Bayrd Ruston, second from left. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948. Afro-American newspaper, October 29, 1949: "Hit by Jim Crow in Md. As Well as N.C. Bayard Rustin, who spent 22 days on the North Carolina chain gang for refusal to obey the jim crow travel laws, is shown as he joined the NAACP picket line at Ford's Theatre, last week, in protest of its policy of segregation. This is the fourth season of the NAACP's picketing in Baltimore. Shown left to right, are Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Mr. Rustin."
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-155


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-143


Street scenes, City Hall, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting intention to convert McCulloh Street into a one-way street. City Hall, Baltimore. Lillie May Carroll Jackson with sign near door. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa November 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.A2-144


Street scenes, Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Men and women protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson, circa March 1951.
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ca. 1951
HEN.00.A2-150


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Juanita Jackson Mitchell (standing, second from left), Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson (standing, fourth from left) with others. Possibly the Afro-American newspaper office. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A2-151


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Protest demonstration. Four women protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-154


Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Street scene. Profest demonstration. Parren Mitchell (second from left) with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948.
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ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-152


World War II, Business and Industry, Paul Henderson, African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's History, Laborers
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Four unidentified women working in factory. Possibly World War II defense workers. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), undated.
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Undated
HEN.00.A1-102


Children, Family, African American history, Photographs, Health, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul Henderson, Women's history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Planned Parenthood clinic. Woman and man with children. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-184


Women's history, Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Lunch counter, signs in different languages. Immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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ca. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .5


Women's History, Daguerreotypes, Slavery, African American history, Photographs, Cased Photographs Collection,
Unidentified photographer
Jeremiah Tilghman and Venus Tilghman. Slaves of Col. Benedict William Hall of Eutaw in Baltimore County, ca. 1850. Note: The preview image is two separate photographs. The first is of the open daguerreotype. The second photograph is a detail of the photograph.
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1850
CSPH 156


Women's history, Broadsides., United States. Congress., Hancock, John, 1671-1752, Goddard, Mary Katherine, 1738-1816, Declaration of Independence
Goddard, Mary Katherine, 1738-1816
In Congress, July 7, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen States of America. Signed by John Hancock, President. Printed by Mary Katharine Goddard.
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1776
[Broadside 1776]


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
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circa June 1949
HEN.00.A2-182


Civil rights., African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Mitchell Family. Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Clarence Mitchell III (standing), Clarence Mitchell, Jr., and Keiffer Mitchell. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988).
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Undated
HEN.00.B1-041


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Bowie (Md.), Colleges and universities, Bowie State University.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Women watching television. Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie (Bowie State University). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), 1953. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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1953
HEN.00.B2-232


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Portrait female, Women's history, Entertainers, Celebrities.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Actress and singer Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) in her dressing room of unidentified club. Shows photographer's assistant with flash. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa 1946. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1946
HEN.00.A2-247


African American history, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history, Portrait group, University of Maryland
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. University of Maryland School of Law graduate Juanita Jackson Mitchell in cap and gown with her sons Clarence M. Mitchell III, Keiffer Mitchell, and Michael Bowen Mitchell. College Park, Maryland. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1950.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-043