REIS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1989.50 – Peale/BCLM Photograph Collection

Reis Photograph Collection, 1989.50 – Peale/BCLM Photograph Collection

Maryland Historical Society
Special Collections Department
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-685-3750 x359; specialcollections@mdhs.org 

Reis Photograph Collection, 1989.50

1893-1894

BALTIMORE CITY LIFE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Finding Aid

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Processing note: Processing completed by Lara Westwood, October, 2015

Collection Origin

Collection was acquired in 1989 by the Baltimore City Life Museum. In 1997, the Baltimore City Life Museums/Peale Museum closed due to lack of funding. Its collections were transferred to the Maryland Historical Society in 1998. 

Scope and Content

The Reis Photograph Collection contains 7 boxes of 112 glass and film negatives. The photographs document the life of the Ball/Milnor family, including portraits and images of the family home, as well as Baltimore landmarks, such as Druid Hill Park. Most of the photographs of people are unidentified but date from the 1890’s. Several stereoview negatives are included in the collection.

Container List:

Description

Date

Format

Image ID #

Box

“Women holding babys” [Group by brick wall]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.1

1

[Young women playing croquet]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.2

1

[Crowd with bicycles]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.3

1

[Man and boy with bicycle by railroad track] (BROKEN)

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.4

1

[Bridge over railway track and stream]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.5

1

[Two women and a young boy on a suburban road

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.6

1

[Horse and buggy on wooded road]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.7

1

[River scene-Dam and train]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.8

1

[Trees, flowers, and fence]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.9

1

[Will Trueth House, near Oella]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.10

1

547 [Will Trueth House, near Oella]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.10

1

[Patapsco River scene, site of Gray's Factory]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.11

1

[Patapsco River scene, site of Gray's Factory]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.11

1

[Dining room with man and woman at Ball Mansion]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.12

1

[Porch step, woman and children at Ball Mansion]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.13

1

[People on a porch] (BROKEN)

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.14

1

[Domestics, Ball Family; Black family in front of old slave cabin at "The Ball Mansion?"]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.15

1

[Domestics, Ball Family; Black family in front of old slave cabin at "The Ball Mansion?"]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.15

1

[Barge "--et Bell" of Newcastle]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.16

2

[Ship alongside pier]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.17

2

[Baltimore City; view of one of the squares]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.18

2

[Eutaw Place]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.19

2

[Ella Devere Ball Milnor]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative; circular portrait

1989.50.20

2

[Ball Mansion, interior]

No date

4" x 5" stereoview film negative

1989.50.21

2

[Ball Mansion, interior]

No date

5" x 7" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.21

2

[The Ball Mansion, women on porch]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.22

2

[The Ball Mansion, women on porch]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.22

2

[The Ball Mansion, exterior]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.23

2

[The Ball Mansion, exterior]

No date

5" x7" glass negative

1989.50.23

2

[The Ball Mansion, showing old farm house and outbuildings in background]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.24

2

[The Ball Mansion, showing old farm house and outbuildings in background]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.24

2

"40 sec or less enlarger, harsh morning light" [Ball Mansion]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.25

2

[Ball Mansion, exterior]

No date

5" x 7" glass negative

1989.50.26

2

[Three young women and a boy (William Ball Milnor) in front of houses with American flag]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.27

3

[Infant by bench] (BROKEN)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.28

3

Nan

November 23, 1893

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.29

3

[Unidentified man]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.30

3

[Unidentified woman]

No date

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.31

3

[Unidentified woman in profile]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.32

3

[Unidentified seated woman]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.33

3

Nan

November 23, 1893

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.34

3

[Unidentified woman]

No date

4 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.35

3

[Unidentified woman in profile]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.36

3

[Young child in dress]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.37

3

[Unidentified seated man]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.38

3

[Unidentified seated girl]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.39

3

Dr. Andread and Ella, Monterey Springs

July 30, 1894

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.40

3

[Unidentified woman]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.41

3

[Unidentified woman in profile]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.42

3

Luda

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.43

3

Virgie

November 29, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.44

3

Nan

November 23, 1893

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.45

3

[Woman on wooden chair]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.46

3

[Young boy in front of house]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.47

4

[Woman seated on porch]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.48

4

[Group of three seated on steps of house]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.49

4

[Group in  front of haystack]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.50

4

[Group in  front of haystack]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.50

4

[Group with tennis rackets]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.51

4

[Group with tennis rackets]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.51

4

[Group in woods]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.52

4

[Three young women and a boy in front of a house]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.53

4

[Three young women and a boy in front of a wooded area]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.54

4

[Boy in front of house] (EMULSION PEELING)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.55

4

[Boy in front of wooded area]

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.56

4

[Woman on rocking chair in front of house]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.57

4

"Portrait of Lady, copy of studio portrait 25 or less"

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.58

4

[Group portrait in house doorway]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.59

4

[Group in woods]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.60

4

[Picnic group with horse and carriage]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.61

4

[Tugboat in water after fire, 1904]

1904

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.62

4

1904 Fire

1904

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.63

4

Baltimore Fire 50 sec

1904

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.64

4

Baltimore Fire  (BROKEN)

1904

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.65

4

[Garrett's Bridge, Druid Hill Park] (BROKEN)

December 25, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.66

5

[Druid Hill Park]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.67

5

[Vista, Druid Hill Park]

September 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.68

5

Observatory, Druid Hill Park, 5:30 am

May 1, 1894

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.69

5

Wallace Monument, Druid Hill Park, 30 sec

December 25, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.70

5

[Reservoir, Druid Hill Park]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.71

5

[Mount Royal Reservoir]

May 4, ?

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.72

5

[Crystal Lake, Druid Hill Park]

December 25, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.73

5

[Walbrook Cascade]

November 30, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.74

5

[Mill Dam, Walbrook]

November 30, 1893

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.75

5

Wharf - 60

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.76

5

[Baltimore harbor]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.77

5

"Old Nunnery"

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.78

5

[Backyards and walled park in Baltimore City]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.79

5

[Associate Reformed Church]

March 12, 1894

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.80

5

[Eutaw Place]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.81

6

[Man in front of log cabin]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.83

6

[Man in front of log cabin]

No date

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" glass negative

1989.50.83

6

[Man in front of barn]

No date

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.84

6

[Man in front of barn]

No date

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" glass negative

1989.50.84

6

Deep cut at Ellicott City [Westchester Bridge]

1880

4" x 5" film negative

1989.50.85

6

Deep cut at Ellicott City [Westchester Bridge]

1880

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.85

6

"A great picture" [railroad tracks]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.86

6

[Rural scene with farm house]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.87

6

[Looking from porch over farm fields]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.88

6

[Woman in wooded area]

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.89

6

[Woman in front of trees and fence] (BROKEN)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.90

6

Battle of Long Island (photograph of copper engraving)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.91

6

DeSoto's Discovery of the Mississippi (photograph of painting)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.92

6

Gerome's Cleopatra and Caesar (photograph of engraving)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.93

6

[Three children on crate] (photograph of Florida postcard)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.94

6

Capture of the City of Mexico by Cortez (photograph of engraving)

No date

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.95

6

Constantine at Milvian Bridge (photograph of engraving)

No date

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.96

6

Massacre at Fort Mims (photograph of engraving)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.97

6

Unidentified submarine (photograph of drawing?)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.98

7

[Shepherdess with male figure] (photograph of painting)

No date

4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.99

7

[Unidentified ship] (photograph of drawing?)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.100

7

[Unidentified ship] (photograph of drawing?)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.101

7

[Naval war scene] (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.102

7

A Nude Reclining in Hammock (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.103

7

[Battleships at sea] (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" glass negative

1989.50.104

7

[Audience with Pope] (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.105

7

[Nude with birds] (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/4" x 4" glass negative

1989.50.106

7

[Group of nude women outdoors] (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/4" x 4" glass negative

1989.50.107

7

Massacre of St. Bartholomew (photograph of painting)

No date

3 1/2" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.108

7

Monterey Springs Hotel (photograph of promotional material)

No date

3" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.109

7

[Unidentified hotel?] (photograph of drawing)

No date

3 1/4" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.110

7

[Stolzenfels castle?] (half of stereoview)

No date

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" stereoview glass negative

1989.50.111

7

Monterey Springs Hotel (photograph of promotional material)

No date

3" x 5" glass negative

1989.50.112

7

 

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