William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection, PP186

Finding Aid to the William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection, PP186

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection

Call number

PP186

Inclusive dates

1861 - 1915

Extent

1 box; 7 photographs located in Medium Photographs

Abstract

This collection consists of photographs of members of the McKim family, including Doctor William Duncan McKim and his wife, violinist Leonora Jackson McKim.

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

Gift of Leonora Jackson McKim (Mrs. William Duncan McKim), November 1941 (Transferred from MS 547)

Accession number

48714

Processing note

Processing begun ca 2000; Processing completed by Damon Talbot, October 2014.

Related Collections

MS 547; MS 547.1: MS 547.2

Biographical Note 

Several generations of the McKim family played prominent roles in Baltimore history. John McKim founded Baltimore’s first free public school. His brother Alexander McKim (1738-1842) served during the Revolutionary War and later as a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates and the US Congress.

Isaac McKim (1775-1838) probably the most well known family member, worked in his father John’s shipping business, eventually making it one of the most prosperous in the state. He also served in the state legislature and the US House of Representatives. He was a member of the Protective Society of Maryland and the American Colonization Society.

Dr. William Duncan McKim (1855-1935), son of Haslett and Sally Birkhead McKim, was born in Baltimore in 1855.  He studied medicine at Columbia and Leipzig and was the author of “Heredity and Human Progress”. He married Roge Coolidge in 1882, Martha Moran Jones in 1900, and Leonora Jackson in 1915.

Leonora Jackson McKim (1879-1969), the donor of this collection, was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize as a violin student at the Royal School of music in Berlin. She went on to a prominent career in music, performing as a soloist with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Germany, France, and Great Britain.  She was decorated by Queen Victoria and went on a world tour in 1926.

Scope and Content 

The William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection consists of 138 photographs of members of the McKim family, including Lenora Jackson McKim and William Duncan McKim. There are also photographs of McKim family residences in Baltimore and Washington DC. The collection is arranged in folders by subject in one box; Seven oversize photographs are located in one folder in the Medium Photographs Collection. (Indicated in container list below)

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Container List

PP186.1

Unidentified child (cased photograph)

 

PP186.2

Unidentified man (cased photograph)

 

PP186.3

Haslett McKim (cased photograph)

 

PP186.4a-b

Sally Birkhead McKim (cased photograph)

 

PP186.5a

Alice McKim

 

PP186.5b

Alice McKim

 

PP186.6

Alice McKim

 

PP186.7a-b

Alice McKim (1 mislabeled)

 

PP186.8a-b

Augustus McKim ca. 1862

 

PP186.9

Duncan McKim, age 5, with bow & arrow

 

PP186.10 a-c

Duncan McKim, 1862 (c is tinted version)

 

PP186.11

Duncan McKim, teenager

 

PP186.12a-b

Duncan McKim, June 1875

 

PP186.13

Tintype of Duncan McKim and friends

 

PP186.14a-b

Duncan McKim in medical lab, ca. 1900

 

PP186.15

Duncan McKim’s medical school class, Leipzig

 

PP186.16

Duncan McKim

 

PP186.17

Duncan McKim

 

PP186.18

Duncan McKim May 1881

 

PP186.19

Duncan McKim at organ

 

PP186.20

Duncan McKim at organ (Located in Medium Photographs)

 

PP186.21

Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan McKim—1701 18th St., NW, Washington, DC

 

PP186.22

Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan McKim-- organ

 

PP186.23a-c

“Grandma McKim” (Mrs. W.D. McKim) ca. 1865

 

PP186.24

Mrs. Duncan McKim “Grandma McKim” (tinted version of PP186.23)

 

PP186.25

“Grandma McKim” (Mrs. W.D. McKim)

 

PP186.26

“Grandma McKim” (Mrs. W.D. McKim)

 

PP186.27

Harriet McKim 1897

 

PP186.28

Haslett McKim (tinted vignette of PP186.29)

 

PP186.29a-b

Haslett McKim ca. 1865

 

PP186.30a-b

Haslett McKim ca. 1890

 

PP186.31a-b

Haslett McKim ca. 1890

 

PP186.32a-b

Haslett McKim Jr.,May 1862

 

PP186.33a-b

Haslett McKim Jr., October 1864

 

PP186.34

Haslett McKim Jr., back from N. Africa

 

PP186.35

Haslett McKim Jr.(in priest’s garb)

 

PP186.36

Haslett McKim Jr.as a child

 

PP186.37

Haslett McKim (in priest’s garb) 1897

 

PP186.38

Haslett McKim Jr. (in priest’s garb)

 

PP186.39

Haslett McKim Jr. (in priest’s garb) 1907

 

PP186.40 a-b

Haslett McKim (w/muttonchop whiskers and solar topee), ca. 1876

(Located in Medium Photographs)

 

PP186.41

John McKim ca. 1865

 

PP186.42a-b

William McKim ca. 1870

 

PP186.43

 John A.W.McKim at age 10

 

PP186.44

John McKim, 1861 or 62

 

PP186.45a-b

John McKim (mounted)

 

PP186.46

John McKim ca. 1873

 

PP186.47

John McKim ca. 1890

 

PP186.48

John McKim w/ cat

 

PP186.49

John McKim, 1900

 

PP186.50

John McKim, 1900

(Located in Medium Photographs)

 

 

PP186.51

John, Duncan, and Gussie McKim

 

PP186.52a-c

Buchanan Winthrop, J.Harry Lee, John A. McKim in climbing gear, White Mountains, July 1871; men on Mt. Washington, 1871

 

PP186.53

John McKim & friend on walking tour of Switzerland, 1873

 

PP186.54

Hally (Haslett) and Johnny McKim, 1864

 

PP186.55

Julian McEvers, photo of 18th century portrait

 

PP186.56a-b

Julian McEvers, photo of 18th century portrait

 

PP186.57

Mrs. Julian McEvers, photo of 18th century portrait

 

PP186.58

Lenora Jackson  McKim playing violin, 1900

 

PP186.59

Lenora Jackson  McKim and Duncan McKim

 

PP186.60

Lenora Jackson McKim w/violin ca. 1915

 

PP186.61

Lenora Jackson McKim w/violin ca. 1915

 

PP186.62

Lenora Jackson McKim, 1941

 

PP186.63

LeRoy McKim, 1890

 

PP186.64

LeRoy McKim, 1888

 

PP186.65

LeRoy McKim

 

PP186.66

Winthrop McKim

 

PP186.67

Roge McKim (Duncan’s first wife) ca. 1894

 

PP186.68

Roge McKim, 1894

 

PP186.69

“Trinity Church October, 1879 (left is Roge McKim—may be her wedding portrait with bridesmaid)

 

PP186.70

Roge McKim, tintype

 

PP186.71

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1860s


PP186.72

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1883

 

PP186.73

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead)

 

PP186.74

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1860s

 

PP186.75a-b

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1874

 

PP186.76

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), with her son Augustus, 1860s

 

PP186.77a-b

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1883

 

PP186.78a-b

Mrs. Haslett McKim (formerly Sally Birkhead), 1884

 

PP186.79

[Commander Stephens McKim?] copy of early 19th century portrait

(Located in Medium Photographs)

 

PP186.80

Susie McKim w/doll, 1862

 

PP186.81

Susie McKim at age 6, 1864

 

PP186.82

Susie McKim & brother in bathing suits, ca. 1860

 

PP186.83

Susan McKim, 1890

 

PP186.84a-b

Susie McKim, 1873

 

PP186.85

Susan McKim in Italian costume April, 1885

 

PP186.86

Susan McKim, 1894

 

PP186.87

Mrs.Stephens McKim (Susan Haslett) copy of early 19th century portrait

(Located in Medium Photographs)

 

PP186.87

“Grandpa Birkhead”

 

PP186.88a-b

“Grandpa Birkhead”

 

PP186.89

Uncle Lennon Birkhead, ca. 1865

 

PP186.90

Kate Birkhead May, 1898

 

PP186.91

Aunt Juliet Birkhead

 

PP186.92

James Birkhead Jr. February 22, 1890

 

PP186.93

Catherine Augusta (McEvers Birkhead?) McKim, ca. 1864

 

PP186.94

Catherine Augusta (McEvers Birkhead?) McKim, ca. 1864

 

PP186.95

Catherine Augusta McEvers Birkhead McKim, ca. 1864

 

PP186.96

Birkhead Mansion, North Charles Street, 1870 (stereoview)

 

PP186.97

“The McEvers Mansion, Wall Street, in 1800” (Located in Medium Photographs)

 

PP186.98

Mary Ann McEvers Taylor, 1865

 

PP186.99

Mary Ann McEvers Taylor, 1865

 

PP186.100

Mary Ann McEvers Taylor photo w/watercolor ca. 1865

 

PP186.101

“For Millie from Mollie—March 20, 1872”

 

PP186.102

Susy Gordon

 

PP186.103

Juliet Morris

 

PP186.104

Kittie Taylor 1869

 

PP186.105

Kittie Taylor 1869 (With Kittie’s note of her dissatisfaction with the hand-coloring of the photo)

 

PP186.106

Catherine Livingston

 

PP186.107

Mary Tucker, cousin of the McKims (multigraph)

 

PP186.108

Augusta M. de Peyster (1882) in mourning

 

PP186.109-.114

Unidentified; Includes 2 gem size tintypes

 

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