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.

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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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Group portrait, [in front of] City Hall Baltimore, MarylandNot datedPhotographer unknownAncient & Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore Collection, ca. 1900-1979Maryland Historical SocietyPP9
"The Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore, known as ‘the oldest civic organization in the United States’, was established in 1763 to protect life and property in the city of Baltimore which had about 2000 residents at that time. At its origin, the company ‘discharged nearly all the duties needed for the government of the town, its policing, magisterial functions, etc. and in addition acted as firemen’, according to company historian George W. McCreary." - Read more about the company and the collection at MdHS on the collection page. 

Group portrait, [in front of] City Hall 
Baltimore, Maryland
Not dated
Photographer unknown
Ancient & Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore Collection, ca. 1900-1979
Maryland Historical Society
PP9

"The Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore, known as ‘the oldest civic organization in the United States’, was established in 1763 to protect life and property in the city of Baltimore which had about 2000 residents at that time. At its origin, the company ‘discharged nearly all the duties needed for the government of the town, its policing, magisterial functions, etc. and in addition acted as firemen’, according to company historian George W. McCreary." - Read more about the company and the collection at MdHS on the collection page

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