Md. Historical Society Photographs

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The photograph collection at the Maryland Historical Society spans circa 1848 through present day and contains well over one million items. Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visite, albumen prints, salted paper prints, acetate negatives, and other historic formats are prevalent. Photographs are part of MdHS's Special Collections Department, H. Furlong Baldwin Library. MdHS is located in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, see the About page.

Digital reproductions of originals are property of MdHS. For image reproduction and permission info: MdHS Imaging Services.

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Curated by Jennifer A. Ferretti (former Curator of Photographs, MdHS). All views are my own and do not reflect those of the institution.

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[View of dock and street]
Thames Street near Ann Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Undated
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.497

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June 13, 2014 at 11:52am

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The Homeland duckpin bowlingBaltimore, MarylandNovember 18, 1942Hughes Company8x10 inch acetate negativeHughes Studio Photograph CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP30 678-42

The Homeland duckpin bowling
Baltimore, Maryland
November 18, 1942
Hughes Company
8x10 inch acetate negative
Hughes Studio Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP30 678-42

June 3, 2014 at 9:06pm

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[Street scenes]
908 South Sharpe Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1904
John Dubas (fl. 1905-1973)
4x5 inch glass negatives
Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC9170 .1
MC9170 .2
MC9170 .3

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May 29, 2014 at 4:11pm

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Duck hunting, sink box series
Patuxent River, Maryland
1940
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8261 G; MC8261 H; MC8261 I; MC8261 L; MC8261 M

May 28, 2014 at 7:31pm

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Chris Martin. [Atlantic-Southwestern Broom Company.] Baylis Street and Boston Street, Baltimore, Maryland1977Elinor B. Cahn8x10 inch photographThe East Baltimore Documentary Photography ProjectBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society1982.19.1.105
"Chris Martin has been making brooms for forty years at the Atlantic South Western Broom Company."
Copyright Elinor B. Cahn, 1977.
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Chris Martin. [Atlantic-Southwestern Broom Company.]
Baylis Street and Boston Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1977
Elinor B. Cahn
8x10 inch photograph
The East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1982.19.1.105

"Chris Martin has been making brooms for forty years at the Atlantic South Western Broom Company."

Copyright Elinor B. Cahn, 1977.

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May 27, 2014 at 3:41pm

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U.S. Coast Guard
Curtis Bay, Maryland
circa 1935
Unidentified photographer
A. Aubrey Bodine donation
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7808 .1; MC7808 .2; MC7808 .4; MC7808 .5; MC7808 .7; MC7808 .8

Curtis Bay, Maryland via Google Maps:


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May 23, 2014 at 3:43pm

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Lauraville
Ailsa Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
1911
August Siefert
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7500
MC7502
MC7503

Ailsa Avenue via Google Maps:


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May 22, 2014 at 6:41pm

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"Ballet of Confusion" Street ShowersAnn Street, Baltimore, Maryland1957Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP79.572

"Ballet of Confusion" Street Showers
Ann Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1957
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.572

May 21, 2014 at 2:37pm

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Boy on ox cartPossibly Southern Marylandcirca 1940A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)4x5 inch glass negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionB864 .2

Boy on ox cart
Possibly Southern Maryland
circa 1940
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
B864 .2

May 20, 2014 at 4:39pm

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Dubas Family backyard picnic
Baltimore, Maryland
July 29, 1905
John Dubas (fl. 1905-1973)
4x5 inch glass negative
Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC9179 .1
MC9179 .2
MC9179 .3

May 19, 2014 at 2:16pm

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Edith Massey [Edith’s Shopping Bag]
South Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland
1980
Elinor B. Cahn
8x10 inch photograph
The East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1982.19.1.132

Full image and detail. Click to enlarge.

Copyright Elinor B. Cahn, 1980.

May 13, 2014 at 3:59pm

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Crab floatsCrisfield, MarylandJuly 1945A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)4x5 inch glass negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC8231

Crab floats
Crisfield, Maryland
July 1945
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8231

May 12, 2014 at 6:31pm

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Oyster dredgingMarylandDecember 1, 1953A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)Bodine CollectionBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyB998 .4

Oyster dredging
Maryland
December 1, 1953
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
Bodine Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
B998 .4

May 10, 2014 at 12:19pm

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Reblogged from mdhsphotographs
Another theater image in honor of the Maryland Film Festival (originally posted in 2011).
mdhsphotographs:

Maryland Theatre under construction322 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland1903Photographer unknownSubject Vertical FileMaryland Historical Society[SVF]
The Maryland Theatre was built for live theater in 1903. Eventually the theater screened films. The theater closed in 1950 and the building was demolished in 1951.
Today is the first full day of the 2011 Maryland Film Festival! If you’re in the Baltimore area, you can catch films today, tomorrow, and all day Sunday. We’re so lucky to have such a great festival in our city.

Another theater image in honor of the Maryland Film Festival (originally posted in 2011).

mdhsphotographs:

Maryland Theatre under construction
322 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1903
Photographer unknown
Subject Vertical File
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

The Maryland Theatre was built for live theater in 1903. Eventually the theater screened films. The theater closed in 1950 and the building was demolished in 1951.

Today is the first full day of the 2011 Maryland Film Festival! If you’re in the Baltimore area, you can catch films today, tomorrow, and all day Sunday. We’re so lucky to have such a great festival in our city.

May 9, 2014 at 7:24pm

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Reblogged from mdhsphotographs
Reblog from the time of the 2011 Maryland Film Festival. Hope you’re at this year’s festival (happening now)!
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mdhsphotographs:

Harlem Theatre616 North Gilmor Street, Baltimore, MarylandNot datedA. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch black and white negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyB1617-01
We are so excited about this year’s Maryland Film Festival (May 5-8)! In anticipation, I will be posting photographs of Baltimore theaters of all kinds.

Reblog from the time of the 2011 Maryland Film Festival. Hope you’re at this year’s festival (happening now)!

Here’s what this building looks like today via Google Maps Street View:


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mdhsphotographs:

Harlem Theatre
616 North Gilmor Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Not dated
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch black and white negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
B1617-01

We are so excited about this year’s Maryland Film Festival (May 5-8)! In anticipation, I will be posting photographs of Baltimore theaters of all kinds.