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

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Maryland Institute, College of Art., Women's history, Portrait female—Occupation--Artist, Bodine, A. Aubrey, Photographs, Artwork, Baltimore (Md.). Arts Gallery
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906–1970.
Maryland Institute student work. Artist Liz Quisgard with her work at the Maryland Institute [College of Art], Baltimore, Maryland. Negative (2.25 x 2.25 inches) by A. Aubrey Bodine, February 10, 1966.
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1966
B172-4-J


Maryland Institute, College of Art., Women's history, Portrait female—Occupation--Artist, Bodine, A. Aubrey, Photographs, Artwork, Baltimore (Md.). Arts Gallery
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906–1970.
Maryland Institute student work. Artist Liz Quisgard with her work at the Maryland Institute [College of Art], Baltimore, Maryland. Negative (2.25 x 2.25 inches) by A. Aubrey Bodine, February 10, 1966.
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1966
B172-4-K


African American history, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait female, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Occupation--Political--US Senator
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Maryland State Senator Verda Freeman Welcome (1907-1990). Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa December 1950. Note: Exhibited on-site in "Paul Henderson: Baltimore's Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960," February 2012.
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ca. 1950
HEN.00.B1-054


African American history, Paul Henderson, Women's history, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Clubs and organizations, Baltimore (Md.), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Baby rally. Unidentified women and men with children. National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) office, 402 Dolphin Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa June 1949.
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ca. 1949
HEN.00.A2-169


Women's history, Suffrage, Clubs and organizations, Photographs, Portrait group--Women, United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.), Z24.206
Unknown
Just Government League of Maryland marching in Washington, D.C., 1920. (Formerly Z24.206)
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1920
[SVF]


Hughes Company, Women's history, Portrait group--Women, Portrait group, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.)--Business and industry
Hughes Company
Sonneborn Factory, interior with women workers. Northwest Corner of Pratt and Paca Streets, Baltimore. Photograph by the Hughes Company.
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Z9.703.PP8


Women's history, Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; African American history; Rowhouses; Architecture--Interior; Portrait group--Family
Dubas, John
Alley house mother. Black and white photograph by John Dubas, 1916. The Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection.
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ca. 1916
MC9451


Pelosi, Nancy, 1940-, Women's history, Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photograph; Portrait group--Family; Occupation--Political
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Annunciata M. "Nancy" (née Lombardi) with daughter Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro [Pelosi]. Daughter of Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.
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1947
B679-H


Women's history, Paintings
Mackall, R McGill, 1889-1987
Mary Pickersgill Making the Flag. Oil on canvas by R. McGill Mackall.
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ca. 1976
1976.80.61


Paintings; Portrait female; Bonaparte Family, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Massot, Firmin, 1766-1849
Three-quarter length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte wearing tiara with red stones, and yellow dress with square neck and short sleeves. She leans on red pillow on table, seated in red-upholstered seat. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1823
XX.5.69


Paintings; Portrait female, Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson 1785-1879, Women's history
Kinsoen, Francois Josephe, 1770-1839
Half-length portrait shows Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte as young woman wearing white empire dress with gold trim, and off-white gloves. Her brown hair is kept in place by gold ornament, and she wears pearl earrings and necklace. Mrs. Bonaparte (also known as
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1817
XX.5.72


Paintings; Portrait group--Family; Calvert Family, Women's history
Stuart, Gilbert, 1775-1828
Half-length portrait of Rosalie Eugenia Stier Calvert (Mrs. George Stuart Calvert) and child, Caroline Maria Calvert (Mrs. Thomas Willing Morris). Mrs. Calvert has dark hair piled high atop head, and sits in red-upholstered armchair holding child in lap. Mrs. Calvert wears short-sleeved black dress with low neck with white lace. Ms. Calvert wears short-sleeved white dress. Image has green-brown background.
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1805
1991.58.2


Paintings; Portrait female; Johnson, Joshua, Women's history
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Half-length, three-quarter view portrait features Mary Anne Jewins Burnett (Mrs. Charles Burnett): woman in a white gown with an empire waistline. Light-colored hair appears from under her white cap and she wears a large, burgundy jewel on the sheer portion of her dress. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
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ca. 1812
2002.1.2


Paintings; Portrait female, Baltimore (Md.). Fells Point, Women's history
(Attributed to) Hesselius, John, 1728-1778
Three-quarter length portrait shows Ann Bond Fell (Mrs. Edward Fell): seated woman wearing gold dress with sheer white underdress. She holds two red carnations in right hand. Image has dark background, showing sky, and water to right of tree.
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ca. 1764
1986.105.4


Women's history, Paintings; Portrait female; Tilghman Family; Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Three-quarter length portrait shows Mary Tilghman Roberts (Mrs. Edward Roberts): woman with long brown hair, wearing lavender-blue dress with white fichu and cuffs. In left hand, she holds miniature of niece, Mary Elizabeth Tilghman, which is attached to beige cord at waist. Woman is seated in federal side chair, with elbow on table. Oil on canvas by Mary Tilghman.
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1790
1973.13.3


African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Portrait female, Women's history, Entertainers, Churches and synagogues, Baltimore (Md.)--Churches and synagogues
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972) performing. Possibly Gillis Memorial Church. Reverend Theodore Jackson. Audience in background. Photography by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa February 1959.
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ca. 1959
HEN.00.A2-270


Paintings; Portrait female--Child, Women's history
Kühn, Justus Engelhardt
Full-length standing portrait shows Eleanor Darnall as a young girl in pink dress and lace apron. She stands before a marble balustrade overlooking a formal garden. A marble pedestal and urn of cut flowers are seen on right, with a brown and white dog at left.
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ca. 1710
1912.1.5


Paintings; Portrait--Children, Women's history
Eddy, Oliver Tarbell, 1799-1868
Group portrait shows the children of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Griffith (Israel Jr., Sarah Ann, Mary Eleanor, Frances Ann, Alverda, and Emma): image shows boy in skeleton suit, girl in pink dress, girl in white dress seated in red-upholstered chair, girl in black blouse, white skirt, and red scarf, girl in pink dress and hat with blue parasol opens door, and girl and cat on floor. Oil on canvas by Oliver Tarbell Eddy.
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ca. 1844
1918.9.1


Women's history, Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.; Paintings; Portrait group--family; Peale Family (artists)
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Full-length portrait shows Anne Baldwin Chase (Mrs. Samuel Chase) in a blue dress holding infant daughter, Anne Chase, who wears a white dress and red shoes. Another of Chase's daughters, Matilda Chase, is shown at right holding peaches in her red gown, and the infant also holds a peach. There is a column at left, and a green-brown background. Oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale.
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1772-1784
1892.2.2


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Newspapers and periodicals; Women's history
Harper & Brothers, Publisher
A Female Rebel in Baltimore, An Everyday Scene. Cover of Harper's Weekly, Volume V, Number 245. New York. Saturday, September 7, 1861. Medium Prints Collection.
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September 7, 1861
[74688]