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
Photographs, Landscapes, Water, Portrait group, Men, Women, Baltimore County, Leisure, Recreation, Parks and squares,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore County - Lake Roland. Fishing on the lake. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.20.1, Z24.20.2, Z24.23.1.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Not dated
[SVF]


Photographs, Exterior, Prince George's County, Churches and synagogues
T.W.S. Phelps
Prince George's County - Churches - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Laurel, MD. Verso reads: "St. Mary's R.C. Church. Laurel, MD. As it appeared when completed in 1843. Photo - see signature in lower left corner - by T.W.S. Phelps".
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1843
[SVF]


PP1; Stereoview Collection; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.); Architecture; Buildings, structures, etc.; horse-drawn wagons; Street scenes
W.M. Chase
Baltimore - Buildings - Eutaw House - Ca. 1870-75 Stereoview by W.M. Chase United States Views Metropolitan and Suburban Scenery, Baltimore, MD. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.86.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1870-75
[PP1.1.35]


PP93; Charles Chaney Collection; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.), Landscape; Parks and Squares; Druid Hill Park; Woodberry;
Charles Chaney
Woodberry, West from Druid Hill Park, Baltimore. Photograph by Charles Chaney.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1902
[PP93.8]


PP93; Charles Chaney Collection; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.), Landscape; Parks and Squares; Druid Hill Park; Woodberry;
Charles Chaney
Woodberry, East from Druid Hill Park, Baltimore. Photograph by Charles Chaney.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1902
[PP93.9]


PP152; Gail-Hinrichs Family Photograph Collection; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.); Buildings, structures, etc.; Reservoir Hill; Druid Hill;
Unidentified Photographer
Gail Estate on Eutaw Place.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1900
[PP152.9]


PP152; Gail-Hinrichs Family Photograph Collection; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.); Buildings, structures, etc.; Reservoir Hill; Druid Hill;
Unidentified Photographer
Hinrichs' Home at 2302 Linden Avenue. Verso reads: "This is the old home of Hinrichs family that stood on north west corner of Linden Ave. and Ducatel St. (#2302 Linden Ave). The family moved from John Street about 1887 or 1888. I was born here on November 16, 1891. Ernest [Henry?] Hinrichs. This house was moved down the hill about year 1880 when the big G. William Gail House was built. This was the old [Felgreen?] farm house before that."
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
Ca. 1900
[PP152.1]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Bridges and viaducts; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Bollman Bridge near Elysville, Cumberland, B&O Railroad Views Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.29.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.01]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Bridges and viaducts; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Railroad Train on Bollman Bridge. B&O Railroad Views. Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.32.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.02]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Bridges and viaducts; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Railroad Train at Frederick Junction. B&O Railroad Views. Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.99.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.03]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Maryland; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Bridges and viaducts; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
ridge over Patterson's Creek (Md.). B&O Railroad Views. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.30.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.04]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Maryland; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Landscape: Mt. Airy, Maryland. B&O Railroad Views. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.97.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1857
[PP262.07]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Landscape: West Grafton, Virginia (West Virginia). B&O Railroad Views. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.25.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1857
[PP262.08]


PP262, Artists' Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Bridges and viaducts; Railroads; Trains; Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Finksburg Truss Bridge, Virginia (West Virginia). B&O Railroad Views. Bridge over the Monongahala River, near Fairmount, WV. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.98.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.09]


PP262; Artists Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Railroads; Bridges and viaducts; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Trains; Transportation; Virginia; West Virginia; Landscapes;
Unidentified Photographer
Railroad Train on Cheat River Bridge, Virginia (now West Virginia). B&O Railroad Views. Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.33.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1857
[PP262.11]


PP262; Artists Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Portrait Group; Men; Landscapes; Railroad; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company;
Unidentified Photographer
Group Portrait. Glover's Gap, 1857. B&O Railroad Views. Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.28.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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1857
[PP262.13]


PP262; Artists Excursion Over the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Photograph Collection; Photographs; Landscapes; Buildings, structures, etc.; Virginia; West Virginia; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company;
Unidentified Photographer
Unidentified Tavern, Sykesville. B&O Railroad Views. Photographers Special. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.27.VF.
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1857
[PP262.16]


Portrait group; Men; Photographs; Baltimore (Md.); Leisure; Celebrities; Mencken, H.L.; Prohibition
Unidentified Photographer
H.L. Mencken Celebrates Repeal at the Hotel Rennert. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.1059 & Z24.1679.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
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December 1933
[PVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Horse-drawn wagons, Transportation
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Street Railroads - Baltimore City Passenger Railway. Street Cars, ca. 1885-1890(?). Baltimore City Railway Co. / #60. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.69.VF & Z24.420.
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Ca. 1860
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Fires and Explosions, Fire engines and equipment; Street scenes, Fireman, Fire, 1904, Buildings, structures, etc.,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - Fire Engines & Equipment - Hose - 1904. Street scene with firefighters fighting a fire and spectators looking on. "[Carriage] & Toy Co." "McLaughlin Brothers. Engineers & Constructors. 100 E. Lexington St." Note: Formerly designated Z24.72.VF.
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1904
[SVF]


Games