Augusta Adele Smith Collection - PP58

Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library

Not dated and 1865-1902

Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Finding aids created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, February 2000


Augusta Adele Smith (1865-1957) was the daughter of Lavinia Cooper Reip Smith (1845-1885) and Joseph Stewart Smith. Joseph Smith was a banker/broker who lived at 1911 Eutaw Place in Baltimore. In 1891, Adele Smith married Benjamin Bohen Jones (1863-1943), and they moved to a house which Benjamin, a carpenter, built near Lake Roland. Their daughter Marguerite Allston Jones was born in 1892, and a son William Newton Jones was born in 1895 but died in 1899.

Collection Origin

Gift of Elizabeth M. Lamdin (Mrs. C. Ridgely Lamdin), 1981 (76219).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box containing 1 album with 34 photoprints, 2 ivorytypes and 1 tintype, and 1 folder with 5 photoprints, for a total of 42 photoprints. Subjects are portraits of Augusta Adele Smith Jones and her family members and friends, which are undated or from 1865-1901. Many of the portraits are unidentified; identified individuals include Lavinia Cooper Reip Smith, Benjamin Bohen Jones, Talbot and Helen Denmead, and Evans Rogers.

Note: Collection includes ephemera including an envelope with 3 valentines, several school certificates of Miss Adele A. Smith from the Academy at 27 Cathedral St., 1877-1879, a 1976 calendar of Historic Baltimore County, and a large format (43 x 33 cm) scrapbook stamped with "Meriden Britannia Company, Illustrated Price List, Ellectro Silver Plate" on cover, containing pictures of home furnishings and other items.

Note: Related materials are found in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society: MS. 2525, the Adele Smith Jones Collection; and MS. 2661, the Jones-Smith-Reip-Ramsey Papers.


The photographs remain in the album, or are placed in folders, but are not numbered or sorted by subject.

Container List

1 Box

Box 1: 2 Folders and 1 Album

Folder 1
Ivorytypes and tintype, n.d. and 1865. 3 items.

Augusta Adele Smith (as young girl), n.d. Ivorytype.

Lavinia Cooper Reip, n.d. Ivorytype.

Unidentified man, 1865.

Folder 2
Photographs from Album, n.d. and 1888-1898. 5 items.

Talbot Denmead, 1893.

Evans Rogers, 1888.

Benjamin Bohen Jones, n.d.

Helen Denmead, 1896.

Augusta, 1898 (age 18).

Album 1
29 x 24 cm., brown leather cover painted with flower blossoms, shamrocks stamped on spine, gold edged pages and gold-colored lock. Album is inscribed on first page, "To Adele, From GrandPa, December 25th 1886".

Contains 34 studio portraits, n.d. and 1877-1901. Most are dated but few are identified, on verso. Portraits include Marguerite Allston Jones at age 4 months and 12 days; Lavinia Cooper Reip, 1884; Laura Semmes Smith, 1895; C.W. Smith, 1882 (man in uniform); Anna Hoofer, 1896 (age 6 years); Arthur M., 1886; Adele, 1884; and unidentified women, men, and children. Also contains calling card of Marguerite Allston Jones of Benvenuta, Lake Roland, 1892. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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