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.

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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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Crowd watching Harry HoudiniCharles Street, BaltimoreApril 26, 1916Unidentified photographer8 x 10 inch glass negative Baltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society1985.26.21
Over 500,000 people gathered in front of the Sun Building to watch Harry Houdini hang upside-down, 50 feet above the ground, for the two and a half minutes it took for him to escape from a straitjacket. 

Crowd watching Harry Houdini
Charles Street, Baltimore
April 26, 1916
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative 
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1985.26.21

Over 500,000 people gathered in front of the Sun Building to watch Harry Houdini hang upside-down, 50 feet above the ground, for the two and a half minutes it took for him to escape from a straitjacket. 

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