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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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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