Views of Baltimore and Washington DC Photograph Collection, PP130

Finding Aid to the Views of Baltimore and Washington DC Photograph Collection, PP130

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

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Collection summary

Title

Views of Baltimore and Washington DC Photograph Collection

Creator

 unknown

Call number

PP130

Inclusive dates

Ca 1913

Extent

1 folder (housed in box with PP129 – PP132)

Abstract

This collection contains 14 photographs of Baltimore and Washington D.C. views from an unknown album.

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

Purchase, AMB Booksellers, May 2017

Accession number

Acc# 2017-023-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Damon Talbot, May 2017

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 14 photographs of various Baltimore and Washington D.C. views. There is also one photograph of an unidentified monument, probably not in Baltimore. The photographs are on two pages taken from an unidentified album. Identifications of photographs provided by Senior Reference Librarian, Francis O’Neill. (Handwritten notes housed with collection)

Container List

Description

Date

Photographer

Format

Image ID

Unidentified view from roof

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.01

Baltimore City Hall seen from southeast corner of Fayette and Holliday Streets

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.02

Baltimore City Court House seen from southeast corner of Fayette and Calvert Streets

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.03

Statue of James Smithson, the Mall, Washington, DC

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.04

Hampden, seen from northeast corner of Druid Hill Park - note path in foreground (which no longer exists) descending from Prospect Hill (aka Tempest Hill) to western end of Parkden Avenue on Brick Hill

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.05

Unidentified monument, probably not Baltimore

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.06

Looking just east and north from Tower Building tower. Baltimore City Hall dome in foreground with Zion Lutheran Church to its right at center. Street in right background is North Gay Street. Street at left is Guilford Avenue, with elevated tracks plainly visible

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.07

Looking northwest from Tower Building tower with northeast corner of Munsey Building (Southeast corner of East Fayette and North Calvert Street) visible at left. Tower (and turrets) at left center belong to U.S. Post Office, eastside of North Calvert Street between Fayette and Lexington. Background features (from left to right), First Presbyterian Church spire, Washington Monument, Mt. Vernon Place N.E. Church spire, of Belvedere Hotel

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.08

Looking southeast from Tower building tower. Board of Trade/Chamber of Commerce Building (South of Water Streets/ is in left foreground, just below U.S. Flag: U.S. Customhouse is U-shaped light colored building at left corner. Power Plant supports four smoke stacks at center background

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.09

View of Smithsonian Institution 'castle' and statue of James Smithson, Washington, DC

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.10

Looking northeast from Tower building (222-224 East Baltimore Street) tower. Street at center is East Lexington Street; it crosses Jones Falls at bright-colored strip (probably bridge). Holliday Street Theater visible at lower left corner. St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church just right of center. Phoenix Shot Tower (Fayette and Front Streets) at right center

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.11

Looking just south and west from Tower Building tower. Low white building at center is Bank of Baltimore on east side of S. Charles Street between Baltimore and German (now Redwood) Street. Larger building just beyond it is Baltimore Sun building on west side and same block of South Charles. Emerson (Bromo-Seltzer/Baltimore Arb) Tower visible in extreme background. Tall white structure at centre right is Emerson Hotel.

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.12

Looking just south and east from Tower Building's tower Baltimore Street runs east at left, crossing Frederick Street in foreground. Buildings to right of two white structures at centre are post-1904 Centre Market complex. Candler building is at extreme right center

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.13

Looking south from Tower Building's tower. U.S. Custom's House (South Gay Street between Water and Lombard Street) is white building at left. Street at center is commerce running south from Waster Street to Pratt Street piers. Light Street piers at right center

ca 1913

Unidentified

Photographic print

PP130.14

Handwritten identifications of photographs by Francis O'Neill

May 2017

n/a

manuscript

n/a

 

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