Collections Online

Welcome to the Maryland Historical Society’s Collections Online Database. Browse through both Museum Department collections and the Special Collections Department of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library by subject or by medium. Here you will see paintings, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts pieces, lithographs, and more.

With well over one million items housed at MdHS, this database contains merely a fraction of what can be found in the combined collections. Information contained in the records of the Collections Online Database is subject to change as a result of ongoing research.

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American Civil WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Business and industry, Baltimore (Md.)--Business and Industries, Maritime, Baltimore (Md.)--Harbor, Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Photographs--Cased object, Baltimore (Md.),
Clark, Henry H., 1815-?
Baltimore Harbor view. Gay Street dock from Federal Hill, Baltimore. Attributed to Henry H. Clark. Full plate daguerreotype. Shows ships Herald and Juniata, Merchant's Exchange building (demolished ca. 1901-1902), and Second Reformed Church.
Restricted to copy print only in the Special Collections Department. For more information, please contact special_collections@mdhs.org
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ca. 1845-1850
MC711-5


Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Works on paper
Unknown
Painting on paper of the Vigilant of Baltimore ca. 1803, commanded by Thomas Boyle.
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ca. 1803
M1975.3.2


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco entering Bay of Naples. Watercolor on paper by unknown artist.
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Not dated
M1986.87


Water, Works on paper, Maritime, War of 1812, 1812-1815, Pictorial works,
Unidentified artist
Schooner Patapsco making escape. Watercolor on paper.
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September 21, 1814
M1986.88


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Docks, Piers, Wharves - Light Street Wharves - Ca. 1890. Bowley's Wharf and Basin - 1885 Chester River Steamboat Co. Sun re-photo. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.36.VF
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1885
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Views - During - From Federal Hill. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.42.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Views - During - From Federal Hill. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.43.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Waterfront, Harbor, views/landscapes, Fire, 1904,
Unidentified Photographer
Baltimore - Fires & Explosions - 1904 - Harbor. Pier Scene with fire boats. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.61.VF.
For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
1904
[SVF]


Work on paper; Maritime, Cumberland (Md.)
Wellington, John Louis 1878-1965
Men repairing a boat or boat building at Cumberland, Maryland. Work on paper by John Louis Wellington.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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1967.35.40


Work on paper; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.), Landscape, Landscape--Water, Maritime
Wellington, John Louis 1878-1965
Canal scene on the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal. Watercolor over graphite on watercolor paper by John Louis Wellington.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
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ca. 1910-1920
1967.35.43


Baltimore (Md.), Lithographs, Hambleton Print Collection, Landscape, Landscape--Water; E. Sachse & Co.; Maritime, Prints
E. Sachse & Co.
Baltimore and Southern Packet Company's Steampship Tennessee, 1200 tons. William B. Hudgins, Commander. Running between Baltimore and Charleston. Lithograph drawn on stone and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.
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ca. 1850
H73


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, Works on paper, Landscape, Landscape--Water, Maritime, Latrobe Family, Norfolk (Va.)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
View of Norfolk from [Smith's] Point. Work on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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1960.108.1.1.28


Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family; Works on paper; Landscape; Maritime; Virginia.; Landscape--Water
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
First View of the Coast of Virginia, Hazy Morning. Watercolor on paper by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. March 3, 1796.
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1796
1960-108-1-1-23


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Cased photograph; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Clarke, H.
North view of Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill, ca. 1850. Full plate daguerreotype.
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ca. 1850
MC711-4


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unknown
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Piers at Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland.
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ca. 1872
CC2952


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill
Hunter, W.H.(?)
Spears Wharf from Pratt Street, 1875.
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1875
CC2851


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Baltimore (Md.). Federal Hill; Maritime
Unknown
Baltimore Harbor view from Federal Hill, ca. 1872.
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ca. 1872
CC984


Photographs; Baltimore City Life Museum Collection; Maritime; Street scene
Unknown
Piedmont Airlines along Light street. Light Street Wharf with steamers in background (Danville). Connected with railroads in Virginia.
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ca. 1885
CC964


Gwynn
Bodine, A. Aubrey; Photograph; Maritime; Gwynn's Island (Va.)
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Gwynn
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B1368


Bodine, A. Aubrey; Oystercatchers; Photograph; Maritime
Bodine, A. Aubrey, 1906-1970.
Oyster dredging. Black and white photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.
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B998-4


Games