Md. Historical Society Photographs


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.

Feel free to share these images with proper citation.

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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Protesting the Jim Crow admissions policy at Ford’s Theatre [Paul Robeson on left] 
Baltimore, Maryland
March, 1948
Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988)
4 x 5 inch negative
Paul Henderson Photograph Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society

Photograph and event flyer. 

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’m thinking about what he accomplished in his life, how other people in the civil rights movement felt about him, and more specifically, I’m thinking about Maryland’s civil rights movement. 

On Thursday, February 23, MdHS will host a panel discussion, Seen & Heard: Maryland’s Civil Rights Movement in Photographs and Oral Histories, to discuss the Henderson Photograph Collection, McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project and Maryland in the era of civil rights. An accompanying exhibition of Paul Henderson’s photographs will also be on display outside of the library. The event is free and open to the public. 



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    Paul Robeson, ladies and gentlemen.
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