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.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Browse by subject using these links or enter a term in the search boxes below (scroll down for results):

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; Portrait group--Women; Women's history; Photographs
Unknown
The Brown Veil Club (also known as the Monument Street Girls), ca.1860-1865. The Brown Veil Club sewed uniforms during the Civil War for local men who fled the city to join the Confederate Army. Standing left to right; Henrietta Penniman Carrington, Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson; Seated; Sophia Sargeant, Alice Wright, Rebecca Gordon, and Ida Winn.
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]
ca. 1860
[GPVF]


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 (left) and Dr. John E.T. Camper (right) 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.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. 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]
ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-178


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 September 1948.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. 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]
ca. 1948
HEN.00.A2-211


Civil Rights, Celebrities, Entertainers, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Women's history
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Marian Anderson (1897-1993) on left with unidentified woman. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa January 1954.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
ca. 1954
HEN.00.A2-268


US Senator, Women's history, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Politicians
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Portrait. Verda Freeman Welcome on couch with book.
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact [email protected]
circa 1948
HEN.01.08-012


Women's history, Celebrities, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.)
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Mahalia Jackson singing inside unidentified church.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. 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]
circa 1949
HEN.01.11-053


Clubs and organizations, Women's history, Paul Henderson, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, African American history, Baltimore (Md.), Morgan State University, Students, Schools, Universities & colleges
Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Group portrait. Three women with Zeta Phi Beta letters.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. 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]
circa 1949
HEN.01.12-008