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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Baltimore’s African Americans celebrate the 15th Amendment, establishing the right of suffrage
Monument Square, Baltimore
William Chase
Stereoview Collection
Maryland Historical Society

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On this day in 1870, the 15th Amendment, granting African American men the right to vote, was ratified. Read about how although this amendment was ratified, it took almost a century for it to be fully realized on the Library of Congress 15th Amendment to the Constitution Primary Documents Web Guide site.


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