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.

Feel free to share these images with proper citation.

jferretti@mdhs.org

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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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
HEN.00.A2-178

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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http://mdhsseenheard.wordpress.com 

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    Paul Robeson, ladies and gentlemen.
  8. resin-rings said: this weekend I was over by 29th and Barclay and I wondered if you have any photos related to Baltimore’s Negro League baseball? Any idea what became of plans for a museum on Pennsylvania Avenue?
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