Md. Historical Society Photographs

Starting in circa 1850, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) photographic collection contains well over one million items including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visite, albumen prints, salted paper prints, acetate negatives, and more. Photographs are part of MdHS's Special Collections Department, H. Furlong Baldwin Library.

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). I am not an MdHS employee and in no way represent the institution. All views are my own.

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William Hollingsworth Machinist and Manufacturer building [group portrait of men on crates on sidewalk]227 Holliday Street, Baltimore, Marylandca. 1900Unidentified photographer13x9.75 inch printBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC8179
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William Hollingsworth Machinist and Manufacturer building [group portrait of men on crates on sidewalk]
227 Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1900
Unidentified photographer
13x9.75 inch print
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8179

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August 14, 2013 at 5:49pm

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S. Goldheim & Sons building Southeast corner of Baltimore Street and Howard Street, Baltimore, Marylandca. 1915John Dubas (fl.1904-1973)5x7 inch glass negativeArthur U. Hooper Memorial CollectionBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC9083
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S. Goldheim & Sons building 
Southeast corner of Baltimore Street and Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1915
John Dubas (fl.1904-1973)
5x7 inch glass negative
Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC9083

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August 13, 2013 at 11:11pm

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Hazazers Dancing Palace [also shows Boumi Temple]107-111 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Marylandca. 1920-1930Unidentified photographer8x10 inch silver gelatin printJulius Anderson Photograph CollectionBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society1995.62.002
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Hazazers Dancing Palace [also shows Boumi Temple]
107-111 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1920-1930
Unidentified photographer
8x10 inch silver gelatin print
Julius Anderson Photograph Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1995.62.002

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August 12, 2013 at 4:43pm

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Deluxe Theatre [exterior view showing patrons at box office]
1318-1320 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
March 1931
Hughes Company
8x10 inch acetate negative
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Theaters)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

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Shows The Life of the Party starring Winnie Lightner, directed by Roy Del Ruth (1930) poster outside theater. 

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August 8, 2013 at 6:56pm

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"Jack Hopkins outside shanty"
Undated [ca. 1900-1920]
Unidentified photographer
5x7 inch glass negative
Worthington Collection
Maryland Historical Society
Z8.920.PP23

There is no further description for this photograph besides “Jack Hopkins outside shanty.” The collection was compiled by Thomas Chew Worthington III and he may have been the primary photographer. Worthington was a graduate of Maryland Institute [College of Art] and was a salesman of X-ray photographic equipment. Learn more about Worthington on the collection page

August 7, 2013 at 4:42pm

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McCormick & Company building
105-119 Concord Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1920
Hughes Company
8x10 inch glass negative
Hughes Collection
Maryland Historical Society
Z9.459.PP8

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August 6, 2013 at 8:05pm

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Bath Street Bridge over Jones Falls, seen from south [Jones Falls before conduit was built series]
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1910-1914
Unidentified photographer 
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC2102 .5

August 5, 2013 at 2:19pm

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Cross Street MarketEast Cross Street, between South Charles Street and Light Street, Baltimore, MarylandFebruary 21, 1952David M. Benrud for the Hughes Company8x10 inch printBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC2013 .1
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Cross Street Market
East Cross Street, between South Charles Street and Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland
February 21, 1952
David M. Benrud for the Hughes Company
8x10 inch print
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC2013 .1

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August 1, 2013 at 9:48pm

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Demonstration for L.A. Spickler Carriage Manufacturer, unidentified parade
Maryland
Undated [ca. 1900]
Unidentified photographer
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC3863

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8:04am

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FranklintownBaltimore, Maryland (near Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park)ca. 1900Unidentified photographer5x7 inch glass negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC2195
Franklintown is described as a historic mill village in Baltimore. Read about the history of Franklintown on the Live Baltimore site.
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Franklintown
Baltimore, Maryland (near Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park)
ca. 1900
Unidentified photographer
5x7 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC2195

Franklintown is described as a historic mill village in Baltimore. Read about the history of Franklintown on the Live Baltimore site.


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July 30, 2013 at 5:48pm

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Aerial view of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
1935
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File (Balto. - Aerial)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

Plan of Baltimore Town in 1729 Containing 60 Acres divided into 60 Lots
1729 [reproduced ca. 1823]
Hambleton Print Collection
Maryland Historical Society
H10

Happy Birthday, Baltimore! Baltimore was officially founded on this day in 1729. Here’s to another 284 years. 

July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm

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Street scene, coal delivery from wagon 
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1915
Unidentified photographer
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC3834

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July 26, 2013 at 4:26pm

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Druid Hill Park Children’s ZooDruid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland1965Unidentified photographerSubject Vertical File (Baltimore - Parks & Squares)Maryland Historical Society
More from the collection: Follow the Seibert Family along on their visit to the zoo in this clip of “Druid Hill Park Zoo,” (1927) from the Seibert Family Home Movies Collection held at MdHS:

Druid Hill Park Zoo (1927) - preview from Maryland Historical Society on Vimeo.

Druid Hill Park Children’s Zoo
Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland
1965
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Parks & Squares)
Maryland Historical Society

More from the collection: Follow the Seibert Family along on their visit to the zoo in this clip of “Druid Hill Park Zoo,” (1927) from the Seibert Family Home Movies Collection held at MdHS:

Druid Hill Park Zoo (1927) - preview from Maryland Historical Society on Vimeo.

9:48am

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[Street scene]200 block, [West?] Biddle Street, Baltimore, Marylandca. 1920Unidentified photographerSubject Vertical File (Balto. - Streets)Maryland Historical Society[SVF]
Verso: “Miss Gabrielle de Vauz Clements had occupied #243, before the [unreadable] Society took in. Mr. Thomas Corner, portrait painter, had his studio across the street. The Snowden family lived in one of the houses shown toward the left.”
The description for this photograph says “200 block west, Biddle Street, between Park Avenue and Howard Street.” This description does not make sense in modern day Baltimore.
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[Street scene]
200 block, [West?] Biddle Street, Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1920
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File (Balto. - Streets)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

Verso: “Miss Gabrielle de Vauz Clements had occupied #243, before the [unreadable] Society took in. Mr. Thomas Corner, portrait painter, had his studio across the street. The Snowden family lived in one of the houses shown toward the left.”

The description for this photograph says “200 block west, Biddle Street, between Park Avenue and Howard Street.” This description does not make sense in modern day Baltimore.

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July 24, 2013 at 4:41pm

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Wholesale produce market, Market SpaceBaltimore, Marylandca. 1907John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973)5x7 inch glass negativeArthur U. Hooper Memorial CollectionBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyMC9067

Wholesale produce market, Market Space
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1907
John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973)
5x7 inch glass negative
Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC9067