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.

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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John C. Rau & Co. Flour, groceries, and liquors
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1870
7 x 10 inch print
Subject Vertical File
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF Baltimore — Grocery Stores]

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