Finding Aid to the Cohen Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1860s-1900s, PP326

Finding Aid to the Cohen Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1860s-1900s, PP326

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Cohen Family Photograph Collection

Creator

Cohen family

Call number

PP326

Inclusive dates

Ca. 1860s-1900s

Bulk dates

Ca. 1860s-1900s

Extent

1 box, 61 photographs

Abstract

This collection includes 61 photographs of members of the prominent Baltimore Cohen family of Maryland, their descendants, and family friends.

Administrative summary 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Transferred from the Portrait Vertical File

Accession number

Unknown

Processing note

Finding aid created by Judith Hallfrisch, April 2018


Biographical Note 

The Cohens of Maryland initially arrived in Baltimore in 1808 as a widowed mother (Judith) with 7 children:  Jacob I. Jr., Philip I, Maia I, Mendes I, Benjamin I, David I, and Joshua I.  These children and their descendants became financiers, railroad owners, leaders in the medical, legal and engineering professions, lovers of the arts and leaders in Baltimore society.   Some of their accomplishments include:  founders of Jacob I. Cohen, Jr. & Brothers Banking Firm; proposed Academy of Music; President, City Bank Richmond; President, Portland Trust Company of Oregon, first Jew elected to the Baltimore City Council, author of “A Woman’s Trip to Alaska”; and served in the military.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 61 photographs and cartes des visites of various descendants spanning several generations of Cohen, Etting, Levy and Lopez families. Also included are photographs of a few family friends including:  G. Dobkin, Esq. and Simon Teackle Wallis. The photographs appear to have been cut from an album. The collection transferred from Portrait Vertical File (filed under Cohen family).

Container List 

Contents

Dates

Image ID #

Box

Description

Cohen, Anna Maria, 13 months old

1864

PP326.01

1

Small child in white dress in Victorian side chair

Cohen, Anna Maria, 13 months old

1864

PP326.02

1

Small child in white dress in Victorian side chair

Cohen, Anna Maria, Grand Ma to Eleanor

1867

PP326.03

1

Tinted photo, dark brown eyes, hair, pink rose

Cohen, Anna Maria, Paris Exposition

1867

PP326.04

1

Tinted photo, dark brown eyes, hair, pink rose

Cohen, Anna Maria, tinted photograph

ca. 1880s

PP326.05

1

Young woman, white shirtwaist, pearl earring

Cohen, Anna Maria

ca. 1880s

PP326.06

1

Young woman, dress with flowers on shoulder

Minis Cohen, Anna Maria sister of Eleanor

ca. 1890

PP326.07

1

Young woman, lace mantilla

Minis Cohen, Anna Maria, oval photo

ca. 1890

PP326.08

1

Locket-sized photo young woman, lace mantilla

Minis Cohen, Anna Maria, photo of miniature

ca. 1890

PP326.09

1

Miniature painting of above photograph

Minis Cohen, Anna Maria at Savannah house

ca. 1890

PP326.10

1

Mounted in black riding habit, 84 Jones Street

Cohen Anna Maria, colored cut out

1868

PP326.11

1

Dressed as Madame de Pompadour

Cohens, group in costume cut outs

1868

PP326.12

1

Anna Maria, Georgie, Eleanor S, Joshua

Cohen, Benjamin, 10 yr 4 mo.

 

PP326.13

1

Young boy in suit seated on fence

Cohen, Benjamin I. 1852-1910

ca. 1890s

PP326.14

1

President of Portland Trust Co. of Oregon

Cohen, Caroline Myers 1845- stamp on back

ca. 1860s

PP326.15

1

Young matron, ribbon necklace, brooch, earrings

Cohen, Cecilia E. tinted photograph

ca. 1850s

PP326.16

1

Young woman, white shirtwaist, pearl earring

Cohen, Cecilia E. tinted photograph

ca. 1860s

PP326.17

1

Young woman standing, elaborate gown

Cohen, Capt. Edward, Co. H, Pioneer Regt. 8 Eng. Troops

1865

PP326.18

1

Johnston’s Army, In uniform

Cohen, Edward, son of Benjamin & Kitty Etting Cohen

ca. 1880s

PP326.19

1

President of City Bank, Richmond, VA

Cohen, Eleanor 1858-

1860s

PP326.20

1

Small child leaning against table with hat

Cohen, Eleanor 1858-

1864

PP326.21

 

Small girl seated in embroidered dress, feathered hat

Cohen, Georgiana 1834-1905

ca. 1860s

PP326.22

1

Young woman, white shirtwaist, black ribbon

Cohen, Georgiana 1834-1905, standing in black dress

ca. 1900

PP326.23

1

Older woman, daughter of Benj. I & Kitty Etting Cohen

Cohen, Georgie 1856-1870, aged 5 yr 6 mo

1862

PP326.24

1

Young girl leaning on table with purse

Cohen, Georgie 1856-1870, aged 7 yr

1864

PP326.25

1

Young girl seated in white dress with feathered hat

Cohen, Israel 1820-1875

ca. 1860s

PP326.26-.27

1

Middle-aged man, suit, mustache

Cohen, Israel 1820-1875

ca. 1870s

PP326.28

1

Formed Balto. Stock Exchange, Academy of Music

Cohen, Jacob "to Cecile"

1861

PP326.29

1

Seated next to table with top hat

Cohen, Jacob I. Jr.Pres. Phila., Wil., Balto RR

ca. 1860s

PP326.30

1

Balto City Council, helped establish public schools

Cohen, Joshua I. 1801-1870

ca. 1860s

PP326.31

1

Founder of J.I. Cohen & sons banking

Cohen, Joshua I. 1801-1870

ca. 1861

PP326.32

1

In suit w/ vest. Standing

Cohen, Joshua I. 1860-1885, tinted photograph

ca. 1860s

PP326.33

1

Small boy seated in fringed chair, stamp on back

Cohen, Joshua I. 1860-1885, Company F, Richmond, Va

1878

PP326.34

1

Young man in uniform

Cohen, Justina Nathan 1839-1918

1870s?

PP326.35

1

Woman in brocade dress, wife of Mendes Cohen

Cohen, Kate Francis 1832-1890

1870s?

PP326.36

1

Middle-aged woman, brooch, earrings

Cohen, Kate Francis 1832-1890, miniature painting photo

1870s?

PP326.37

1

Oval painting from above photograph

Cohen, Col. Mendes

1861

PP326.38

1

Standing by chair, to Cecilia, Nov. 1

Cohen, Mendes I. carried 1st American flag up Nile, 1796-1879

ca. 1870s

PP326.39

1

Famous numismatist, Cohen Collection, Johns Hopkins University

Cohen, Solomon Etting, 1822-1878

ca. 1870s

PP326.40

1

Son of Benjamin I. and Kitty Etting Cohen

Cohen, Rachel Etting, 1825-1913, carte de visite

1863

PP326.41

1

portrait of mature woman, from Cecilia

Cohen, Rachel Etting, 1825-1913, glossy photograph

ca. 1900

PP326.42

1

portrait of older woman, daughter of Benjamin I & Kitty Etting Cohen

Collis, Anna Maria Septima, 1842-1918, standing, binocular case

ca. 1870s

PP326.43

1

wrote 'A woman's trip to Alaska'

Collis, Anna Maria Septima, older, flowered hat, feather boa

ca. 1900

PP326.44

1

Daughter of D.C. N. Levy

Etting, Richea Gratz, carte de visite,  standing by table, statue

1863

PP326.45

1

to Cecilia

Etting, Richea Gratz, head, shoulders drawing of above

1863

PP326.46

1

Pastel drawing?

Etting, …nard Gratz. Mature, bearded man

no date

PP326.47

1

Oval portrait, head, shoulders

Friedenwald, Dr. Henry, friend of E.S. Cohen

1864

PP326.48

1

 

Jones, Nancy, glossy photograph, baby sitting on grass

no date

PP326.49

1

Little Nancy Jones, Bombay, India, eating first chocolate

Levy, Anna Maria Moses, 1805-1899

1861

PP326.50

1

To Cecilia from her fond mother A.M. Levy, Oct. 5

Levy, Anna Maria Moses, 1805-1899

no date

P326.51

1

Head, shoulders with ruched hat

Levy, Anna Maria Moses, 1805-1899

no date

PP326.52

1

Head, shoulders with lace cap

Levy, Anna Maria Moses, 1805-1899, wife of D.C.N. Levy

1890s?

PP326.53

1

Lace cap, neck bow

Levy, David Cardoz, , 1805-1876, seated bearded man

1861

PP326.54

1

Broadbent & Co., Philadelphia

Levy, David Numez Cardozo, 1805-1876, older bearded man

1870s?

PP326.55

1

 

Levy, S.L., young man with mustache

1846

PP326.56

1

Son of D.C.N Levy

Lopez, Maria Cohen, 1830-1905

1865

PP326.57

1

Young woman standing with chair

Lopez, Maria Cohen, 1830-1905, glossy photograph

ca. 1900?

PP326.58

1

Wife of John H. Lopez, daughter of Benj. I. & Kitty Etting Cohen

Dobkin, G. Attorney, matted photograph seated man with book

no date

PP326.59

1

Friend of Eleanor S. Cohen

Wallis, Simon Teackle, photograph of drawing

no date

PP326.60

1

Faithful friend of family of Israel Cohen

Unidentified bow-legged man in woods with cane

no date

PP326.61

1

One of Eleanor's many Savannah admirers-- aged 92