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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Loew’s Century Theatre (interior, bar)18 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland1929-1933Hughes Company8x10 inch acetate negativeSubject Vertical File (Baltimore - Theaters)Maryland Historical Society[SVF]
Hope everyone is enjoying this year’s Maryland Film Festival!
Take a look at an exterior view of the Century, circa 1925. This location today via Google Maps Street View: 
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Loew’s Century Theatre (interior, bar)
18 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1929-1933
Hughes Company
8x10 inch acetate negative
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Theaters)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

Hope everyone is enjoying this year’s Maryland Film Festival!

Take a look at an exterior view of the Century, circa 1925. This location today via Google Maps Street View: 


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May 7, 2014 at 12:38pm

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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad
Easton, Maryland
1908
Unidentified photographer
Postcard
Postcard Collection
Maryland Historical Society
[Postcard]

May 6, 2014 at 2:18pm

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Ford’s Theatre (view from alley)
300 block, West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
April 1962
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.410

May 5, 2014 at 2:23pm

117 notes

YMCA Camp Pawatinika
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
circa 1929
Unidentified photographer
4x5 inch glass negatives
A. Aubrey Bodine donation
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7913 .1
MC7913 .2
MC7913 .3

May 1, 2014 at 1:48pm

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Through a window, Bank StreetBaltimore, Maryland1900James Lewis (1881-1959)6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch glass negativeJames Lewis Photograph CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP224 004 8/10 135

Through a window, Bank Street
Baltimore, Maryland
1900
James Lewis (1881-1959)
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch glass negative
James Lewis Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP224 004 8/10 135

April 29, 2014 at 7:41pm

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Construction
Washington Boulevard, Maryland
September 10, 1929
Unidentified photographer
4x5 inch glass negative
A. Aubrey Bodine donation
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7794 .1 - MC7794 .6

April 28, 2014 at 2:17pm

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New television towerTelevision Hill, Baltimore, MarylandAugust 3, 1959Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP79.403
TV Hill today via Google Maps:
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New television tower
Television Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
August 3, 1959
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.403

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April 25, 2014 at 12:19pm

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Maryland Yacht Club
Broening Park, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1930
Unidentified photographer
4x5 inch glass negative
A. Aubrey Bodine donation
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC7715

Broening Park via Google Maps:


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April 23, 2014 at 1:55pm

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L.G. Reis Saloon
1918 Bank Street, Baltimore, Maryland
1900
James Lewis (1881-1959)
4x5 inch glass negative
James Lewis Photograph Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP224 002 4/5 129

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Location today via Google Maps Street View:


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April 22, 2014 at 3:20pm

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Fishing for gudgeons
Patapsco River, Maryland
1929
A. Aubrey Bodine
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8254 B, D, Q, R

April 21, 2014 at 2:24pm

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Nan Cotrella Coiffeurs in Canton a few days before EasterCanton, Baltimore, MarylandApril 1977Jean C. Netherwood8x10 inch printThe East Baltimore Documentary Photograph ProjectBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society1982.19.1.92
More on the East Baltimore Documentary Photograph Project.
Copyright Jean C. Netherwood, 1977.

Nan Cotrella Coiffeurs in Canton a few days before Easter
Canton, Baltimore, Maryland
April 1977
Jean C. Netherwood
8x10 inch print
The East Baltimore Documentary Photograph Project
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1982.19.1.92

More on the East Baltimore Documentary Photograph Project.

Copyright Jean C. Netherwood, 1977.

April 17, 2014 at 3:35pm

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Hendler’s Ice Cream Truck
1923
Leopold, Hughes Company
PP30 394-51G

Moses Advertising, Hendler’s billboard
400 block, Paca Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1955
Hughes Company
PP30 225F-55

Hendler’s Ice Cream Truck (Buy War Bonds)
Undated
Hughes Company
PP30 271-43

Hendler’s Ice Cream Truck
Undated
Hughes Company
PP30 394-51H

All photographs are 8x10 inch acetate negative, Hughes Company Collection, Maryland Historical Society.

In 1912 Hendler’s built a state-of-the-art ice cream factory on East Baltimore Street. Hendler’s Ice Cream sold from 1905 through the late 1960s.

Learn more about Hendler’s and another big name in ice cream, Jacob Fussell, via Baltimore City Paper.

April 16, 2014 at 2:21pm

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Office, Battle Monument, Courthouse under constructionSouthwest corner of Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Marylandcirca 1895Hughes Company (Worthington)6 1/2 x 8 inch glass negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMC6637The area today via Google Maps Street View:
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Office, Battle Monument, Courthouse under construction
Southwest corner of Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1895
Hughes Company (Worthington)
6 1/2 x 8 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
MC6637
The area today via Google Maps Street View:


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April 15, 2014 at 2:55pm

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Lord Baltimore Hotel under construction
20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Undated [circa 1928]
A. Aubrey Bodine
4x5 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC8263 A - MC8263 F

Lord Baltimore Hotel was built in 1928 and is the work of architect William Lee Stoddart.

The hotel today via Google Maps Street View:


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April 14, 2014 at 2:06pm

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"Poly boys at rally, ‘Give ‘em the ax’"200 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland1951Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)4x5 inch acetate negativeKniesche CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP79.576
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute was located at 200 East North Avenue until 1967 when it moved to Cold Spring Lane. The building is currently utilized by the administration of Baltimore City Public Schools.
The building today via Google Maps Street View:
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"Poly boys at rally, ‘Give ‘em the ax’"
200 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
1951
Robert F. Kniesche (1906-1976)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Kniesche Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP79.576

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute was located at 200 East North Avenue until 1967 when it moved to Cold Spring Lane. The building is currently utilized by the administration of Baltimore City Public Schools.

The building today via Google Maps Street View:


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