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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Browse by subject using these links or enter a term in the search boxes below (scroll down for results):

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

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Maritime, Water, Waterfront, Harbor, Piers & wharves, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Industry
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore - Views - Harbor - B&O Railroad - Piers 6-9. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.70.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
Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Bowling, Theater-Movie, Leisure, Baltimore Theatre, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, Baltimore. Shows Elite Quick Lunch, bowling alley, F.J. Wilson Loans, Warner's Metropolitan Theatre (1538 West North Avenue). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1922-1947
1995.62.003


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Lehmann's Hall, Café des Arts. 852 North Howard Street, Baltimore. Shows automobile. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.004


Photographs, Carroll County, Bridges and viaducts, Landscape, Railroad, Trains, Water
Unidentified photographer
Carroll County - Bridges & Viaducts - Carrollton Viaduct. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.71.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
Ca. 1867
[SVF]


Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Leisure, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, West Fayette Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Palace Theatre. 311-317 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Columbia burlesque. Also shows streetcar tracks, automobiles, sign for billiards. Also known as Town Theatre, Empire Theatre, and Everyman Theatre (2012). Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.005


Photographs, Carroll County, Bridges and viaducts, Landscape, Water, Horse-drawn wagons
Unidentified photographer
Carroll County - Bridges & Viaducts - Carrollton Viaduct. Note: Formerly designated as Z24.2775.
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
Ca. 1850-1868
[SVF]


Photographs, Talbot County, Landscapes, Houses, Historic homes
McHenry Howard
Talbot County - Houses (Easton Vicinity) - Wye House - Wye Garden - southwest corner from top of back porch.
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
Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Talbot County, Landscapes, Houses, Historic homes
McHenry Howard
Talbot County - Houses (Easton Vicinity) - Wye House - Wye Garden - West Side.
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
Ca. 1900
[SVF]


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Landscapes, Houses, Historic homes
Hughes Company
Brooks Mansion, Cloverdale, Eutaw Place. Baltimore, MD. Note: Also known as PP8.142.
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
Ca. 1932
[Z9.146.PP8]


Baltimore Street, Business, Theater-Movie, Theater, Baltimore Theatre, Street scenes, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Buildings, structures
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. 400 block, East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Shows the Gayety Theatre, 403-405 East Baltimore Street. Also shows the Hearst Tower which housed the Baltimore News-American (also known as The Tower Building, originally built by the Maryland Casualty Company), National Central Bank, Frank and COmpany Clothes, automobiles, and streetcar tracks. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1920-1930
1995.62.006


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre; Howard Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Academy of Music and Auditorium Theatre (sometimes referred to as Kernan's Auditorium Theatre). 500 block, Howard Street, Baltimore. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1927
1995.62.007


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, Baltimore Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Rivoli Theatre. 418 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Shows streetcar tracks. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1924
1995.62.008


Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.), Architecture, Buildings, structures, Theater, Theater-Movies, Baltimore Theatre, Eutaw Street
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore. Also shows Mertz and Mertz Tailors. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1925
1995.62.009


Buildings, structures, Memorials, World War I, Street scenes, Photographs, Julius Anderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
War Memorial building. Monument to Maryland's soldiers who died during World War I. 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore. Northeast corner of Gay Street and Fayette Street. Shows streetcar tracks and construction in background. Julius Anderson Photograph Collection. Gelatin silver print.
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
ca. 1925
1995.62.011


Henry Clark, Harbor, Daguerreotypes, Federal Hill, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Henry H. Clark
View of Federal Hill, Baltimore, from Harbor. Shows Dudley/Porter Marine Observatory. Full plate daguerreotype attributed to Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850. Baltimore City LIfe Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845-1850
MC711 .1


Henry Clark, Washington Monument, Daguerreotypes, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection,
Henry H. Clark
View of Baltimore from Shot Tower. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1848. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845-1848
MC711 .2


Henry Clark, Architecture, Buildings, structures, Business, Baltimore (Md.), Daguerreotypes, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Street scenes
Henry H. Clark
Marsh Market fountain on Baltimore Street. Shows Marsh Market fountain in foreground and McDonald Lottery building. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1848-1850. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1848-1850.
MC711 .3


Daguerreotypes, Henry Clark, Harbor, Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Henry H. Clark
Baltimore Harbor. Shows ships Osiris, Constitution, and Bertha Harrassowitz. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845-1850
MC711 .4


Daguerreotypes, Henry Clark, Harbor, Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Henry H. Clark
View of Baltimore Harbor. Gay Street dock from Federal Hill. Shows ships Herald and Juniata. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845-1850
MC711 .5


Daguerreotypes, Henry Clark, Harbor, Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Henry H. Clark
Baltimore Harbor. Shows Shot Tower, ship Constitution in foreground, Coffee Row northeast from Federal Hill. Full plate daguerreotype by Henry H. Clark, ca. 1845-1850. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.
Restricted to reference photograph. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Department: special_collections@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1845-1850
MC711 .6