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
Daguerreotypes, Henry Clark, Harbor, Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Henry H. Clark
Baltimore Harbor. Shows Shot Tower, ship Constitution in foreground, Coffee Row northeast from Federal Hill. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
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]
ca. 1845-1850
MC711 .6


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre; Howard Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Academy of Music and Auditorium Theatre (sometimes referred to as Kernan's Auditorium Theatre). 500 block, Howard Street, Baltimore. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1927
1995.62.007


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, Baltimore Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Rivoli Theatre. 418 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Shows streetcar tracks. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1924
1995.62.008


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, Eutaw Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore. Also shows Mertz and Mertz Tailors. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1925
1995.62.009


Buildings, structures, Memorials, World War I, Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
War Memorial building. Monument to Maryland's soldiers who died during World War I. 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore. Northeast corner of Gay Street and Fayette Street. Shows streetcar tracks and construction in background. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1925
1995.62.011


Baltimore Street, Business, Theater-Movie, Theater, Baltimore Theatre, Street scenes, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Buildings, structures
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. 400 block, East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Shows the Gayety Theatre, 403-405 East Baltimore Street. Also shows the Hearst Tower which housed the Baltimore News-American (also known as The Tower Building, originally built by the Maryland Casualty Company), National Central Bank, Frank and COmpany Clothes, automobiles, and streetcar tracks. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1920-1930
1995.62.006


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Leisure, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, West Fayette Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Palace Theatre. 311-317 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Columbia burlesque. Also shows streetcar tracks, automobiles, sign for billiards. Also known as Town Theatre, Empire Theatre, and Everyman Theatre (2012). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1920-1930
1995.62.005


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Bowling, Theater-Movie, Leisure, Baltimore Theatre, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, Baltimore. Shows Elite Quick Lunch, bowling alley, F.J. Wilson Loans, Warner's Metropolitan Theatre (1538 West North Avenue). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1922-1947
1995.62.003


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Lehmann's Hall, Café des Arts. 852 North Howard Street, Baltimore. Shows automobile. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1920-1930
1995.62.004


Lexington Street, Restaurants, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore Theatre, Theater-Movie, Business, Buildings, structures, etc., Architecture, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Loew's Century Theatre (18 West Lexington Street), Bachrach Photographers, Huyler's Restaurant. Unit block west Lexington Street, Baltimore. Now demolished. Built in 1921 after plans prepared by John J. Zink. Prior to the addition of The Valencia Theatre (above The Century Theatre). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1925
1995.62.001


West Franklin Street, Leisure, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Architecture, Street scenes
Unidentified photographer
Hazazers Dancing Palace. 107-111 West Franklin Street, Baltimore. Also shows Boumi Temple. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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. 1920-1930
1995.62.002


Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Street scenes, Urban landscape, Exterior, Architecture, Markets, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Dubas, John (fl. 1904-1973)
Wholesale produce market, Market Space. Baltimore, Maryland. John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973), ca. 1907. 5x7 inch glass negative. Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection, 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]
ca. 1907
MC9067


Laborers, Construction, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses, Photographs
Unidentified photographer
China Street, construction. Baltimore. 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
MC4736


Railroads, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Photographs, Maps, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unknown
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company map of railroad tracks in Baltimore (copy photograph). Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph. This is not an original map.
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
MC4737


Buildings, structures, Architecture, Horse-drawn wagons, Banks and banking, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company,
Unidentified photographer
National Marine Bank. 33 South Gay Street, northeast corner of Water Street. 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]
ca. 1905
MC4738


Buildings, structures, Architecture, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Horse-drawn wagons
Unidentified photographer
Custom House and National Marine Bank, Gay Street. 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]
ca. 1905
MC4739


Horse-drawn wagons, Architecture, Buildings, structures, etc., Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Automobiles
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Street looking west towards Guilford Avenue. 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]
ca. 1905
MC4740


Neighborhoods, Houses, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Rowhouses, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Unidentified photographer
Hamburg Street, looking east. East of Howard Street. 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]
ca. 1905
MC4741 A


Railroads, Buildings, structures, Architecture, Fire and explosions, Street scenes, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Pratt Street looking west from near Commerce Street, after fire. Shows dock area, aerial view. 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
MC4734


Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Children
Unidentified photographer
Group after unloading, immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) 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]
ca. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .6