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.

For information on how to get started, take a look at the About page.  Use or reproduction of MdHS images without permission is not permitted. For more information, see the Terms of Use page. For reproductions or permission to use images, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

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
Business and industry, Piers & wharves, Horse-drawn wagons, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Light Street, looking south from Pratt Street. Shows Potomac-Rappahannock Piers, wagon and trolley traffic on street. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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
December 10, 1915
MC4720


Harbor, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Elevated view of Baltimore Harbor from Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building. Shows Baltimore Harbor, Federal Hill, and Canton area. See also 1985.29.17. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1910
MC4721


Piers & wharves, Harbor, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill. Shows Light Street and Pratt Street wharfs, steamboats. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1910
MC4722


Business, Business and industry, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Elevated view of Baltimore City buildings, ooking northwest on Hopkins Place. Shows Miller, Hurst and Ginsburg Buildings. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1900
MC4723


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Trains, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Interior of Mount Royal Station, ladies lounge area. Shows rocking chairs. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4724 A


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Unidentified lounge area. Possibly Mount Royal Station. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4724 B


Business, Horse-drawn wagons, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Street scene. North Calvert Street from Pratt Street. Shows cobblestone street, vendor, and streetcar tracks. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1910
MC4725


Buildings, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
View of Baltimore from tower of the Mount Royal Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, looking southeast. Shows Bryn Mawr School, Cathedral Street, Preston Street, and Brevard Street. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1900
MC4726


Fire, 1904, Fire and explosions, Buildings, structures, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Great Fire of 1904. Calvert Street near Pratt Street, Baltimore. Clearing debris. Shows temporary railway and Continental Trust Building. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
1904
MC4727


Banks and banking, Street scene, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Business, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Merchant’s National Bank. Water Street and South Street, Baltimore. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4728


Structures, Architecture, Street scene, Parks and squares, Druid Hill, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore (Md.)
Unidentified photographer
Druid Hill Park Gate, Madison Avenue entrance. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4729


War of 1812, Street scene, Horse-drawn wagons, Courthouses, Parks and squares, Baltimore (Md.), Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Buildings, Structures, Architecture
Unidentified photographer
Battle Monument Square, Baltimore. Shows monument, court house, northwest side of Calvert Street, 300 block. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4730


Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Architecture, Baltimore (Md.), Automobiles, Buildings, structures, Street scene
Unidentified photographer
Lexington Street, west from Liberty Street. Shows streetcar tracks, automobiles, and pedestrians. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
December 10, 1915
MC4731


Piers & wharves, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Immigrant Pier, Canton or Locust Point. Shows barges. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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
Not Dated
MC4732


War of 1812, Prints, Cartoons, Political cartoons, Baltimore (Md.)
William Charles del et Sculp.
John Bull and the Baltimoreans. William Charles del et Sculp., ca. 1814.
For more information, please contact the Museum Department museum@mdhs.org
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
ca. 1814
MB581


Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Immigrants at Locust Point, deck of ship in harbor. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .3


Children, Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Pens for destinations separation, immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .4


Women's history, Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Lunch counter, signs in different languages. Immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .5


Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Children
Unidentified photographer
Group after unloading, immigrants at Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .6


Immigrants, Locust Point, Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Unidentified photographer
Immigrants aboard ship, Locust Point. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 4. Note: Reference photograph.
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. 1904 or 1910
MC4733 .7