Brantz Mayer/Hayden Collection - PP52

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


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

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



These portraits were assembled to illustrate the book Baltimore: Past and Present with Biographical Sketches of its Representative Men (Baltimore, Md.: Richardson and Bennett, 1871). Brantz Mayer (1809-1879), at one time the President of the Maryland Historical Society, wrote a historical sketch of the city of Baltimore as introduction to the volume, of which the balance was biographies contributed by various writers.

Collection Origin

Source unknown (76140?).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 60 items, of which 52 are unmounted albumen photoprints from ca. 1871, printed by the Bendann Brothers to illustrate the book Baltimore Past and Present. The remaining items are copy negatives or prints, and 1 vintage carte-de-visite photoprint. Each image is a portrait of a person featured in the book, with the subject’s autograph in the bottom margin; there are 49 people represented in the collection. Some images are copied from paintings or prints.

Note: The book Baltimore Past and Present is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library, MF206.B22.


The photographs are arranged alphabetically by last name of portrait subject.

Container List

1 Box

Folder level list

1. Abbott, Horace

2. Albert, William Julian

3. Baker, Charles J. 2 items.

4. Bartol, James Laurence. 2 items (1 carte-de-visite photoprint).

5. Berry, John Aummerfield (NOT FOUND)

6. Brown, Alexander

7. Brown, George William (NOT FOUND)

8. Buchanan, James M.

9. Coates, John

10. Cooper, Hugh A.

11. Davis, Henry Winter

12. Defors, Benjamin (NOT FOUND)

13. Fuller, Richard

14. Gambrill, Horatio N. 2 items.

15. Garrett, John W. (NOT FOUND)

16. George, Philip T. 2 items (1 copy negative).

17. Giles, William Fell

18. Hopkins, Johns

19. Hunt, Jesse. 2 items (1 copy negative).

20. Jenkins, William

21. Johnson, Reverdy

22. Kennedy, William

23. Kensett, Thomas

24. Kirkland, Alexander (NOT FOUND)

25. Knabe, William

26. McKim, William

27. McLane, Robert Milligan. 2 items (1 copy negative).

28. Meredith, Jonathan. 2 items.

29. Miller, Daniel

30. Miltenberger, George W.

31. Morris, John B.

32. O’Donnell, Columbus

33. Patterson, George. 2 items (1 copy negative).

34. Randolph, John W.

35. Reeder, Charles

36. Richardson, Beale Howard

37. Schley, William. 2 items (1 copy negative).

38. Schumacher, Albert

39. Shoemaker, Samuel M. (NOT FOUND)

40. Slicer, Henry

41. Smith, Nathan Ryne

42. Steele, Isaac Nevett

43. Swann, Thomas. 3 items (1 copy negative, 1 copy print).

44. Taney, Roger Brooke

45. Thomas, George P.

46. White, Miles

47. Whyte, William Pinkney

48. Wilson, Thomas

49. Woodward, William © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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