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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Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland
August 1936
E.H. Pickering
Historic American Building Survey Collection
Maryland Historical Society

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I can’t say with complete certainty but it seems this photograph was taken on what is now called Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City, before it meets Frederick Road/Main Street. The Google Maps Street View below seems to be just about where the original photograph was taken.

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