Benjamin J. Dashiell Photograph Collection, PP212

Finding Aid to the Benjamin J. Dashiell Photograph Collection, PP212

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary


Benjamin J. Dashiell Photograph Collection

Call number


Inclusive dates

1911, 1925; not dated


1 box (housed with PP211 – PP214)


This Collection consists of 30 photographs related to Benjamin J. Dashiell (1867-1943).

Administrative summary


H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

[email protected]

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

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Gift of Mrs. Benjamin G. Dashiell, December 1977

Accession number


Processing note

Processing begun ca 1990s; processed completed by Damon Talbot, August 2014

Biographical Note

Benjamin J. Dashiell (1867-1943) was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland. A civil and mining engineer, he designed streetcar systems for a number of eastern cities. At one time, he was a mechanical engineering instructor at Maryland Institute and active in the US and Chile as a mining engineer.

Cassius M. Dashiell (1848-1935) graduated from the University of Virginia, relocating to Baltimore, MD where he practiced law for about 15 years. Moving to Princess Anne, MD, he took over his father’s packing business and became well-known in the industry.  He served as secretary-treasurer of the Tri-State Packers’ Association.

As an officer of the Easton diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Cassius Dashiell became interested in restoring old churches on the Eastern Shore. In later years, he was prominent in Eastern Shore historical research.

Scope and Content

The Benjamin J. Dashiell Photograph Collection consists of 30 photographs related to Benjamin J. Dashiell (1867-1943). Most are not dated.

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PP212.1 - .2: Benjamin Jones Dashiell & Cassius M. Dashiell, prints, not dated

PP212.3 - .9: Pocomoke Church, in Somerset Co. near Rehoboth, Md. (interior & exterior) & its activities (some appear to be from a framed exhibit), May 2 or 3, 1911; 1925; prints, not dated

PP212.10 - .13: Green Hill Church, prints, not dated

PP212.14 - .25: Unidentified house, river, and brick church with “1733” on gable (May be Green Hill Church) (Photographer-- Marshall Scott of Princess Anne, MD?); Negatives (not marked safety film), not dated 

PP212.26 - .30: Antique furniture (in Grandparents house – Scott); Negatives (not marked safety film),