Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection, ca. 1860-1950, PP294

Finding Aid to the Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection, ca. 1860-1950, PP294

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society


Collection summary


Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection


Hopkins Family

Call number


Inclusive dates

Ca. 1860-1950

Bulk dates



3 boxes


Includes photographs of the Hopkins family and the family’s daily life and travels.

Administrative summary


H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201



Access restrictions

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Use restrictions

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Gift of H. Hanford Hopkins, March 14, 1985

Accession number


Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, November, 2014


Biographical Note

The Hopkins family lived in New Market, Maryland in Frederick County. The family produced a number of physicians. The Hopkins frequently traveled and kept a winter home in Camden, South Carolina.

Related Collections:

Hanford Hopkins Papers, MS 2991

The H. Hanford Hopkins Papers, G5100

Charles A. Lawrence Papers, MS 1794

Dr. George Hughes Collection, MS 1786


Scope and Content

The collection includes nine albums of photographs of the Hopkins family and the family’s daily life and travels. Many of the photographs are of the Hopkins family, the Downey family, as well as other related families and friends. The albums also document the family’s hometown of New Market, Maryland as well as trips to Camden, South Carolina, where the family had a second home. The photographer captured many images of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, such as trains, bridges, and relay stations. African-Americans are also frequent subjects of the photographs. 

The collection is organized by the album number provided by the photographer. This generally corresponds to the chronological order of the albums.


Container List

Album 1:

Portraits, New Market, Maryland, dogs, horses, Conowingo Farms, Jug Bridge

Album 2:

Portraits, New Market, Maryland, Hopkins House, Downey House, Route 75, Conowingo Farms, Monocacy River, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, Maryland, African-Americans, New London, Maryland, Ben's Branch, animals, Conowingo, Port Deposit, Maryland

Album 3:

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, portraits, Gypsies, African-Americans, bicycles, Lingamore Creek

Album 4:

Portraits, Houses, African-Americans, Monuments, Camden, South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, Montpelier

Album 5:

Camden, South Carolina

Album 6:

Baltimore, Maryland, Atlantic City, New Jersey, trains, steamboats, Frederick, Maryland

Album 7:

Camden, South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, parades, portraits, Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

Album 8:

Camden, South Carolina, Lingamore Creek, portraits, animals, Monrovia, Maryland, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, Maryland, Camp Brown, Frostburg, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, African-Americans

Album 9:

Railroad scenes, portraits, ships, New Market, Maryland


Portraits, Retirement of Lt. Commander Howard H. Hopkins, V