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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Mahalia Jackson at microphone in unidentified church (possibly Gillis Memorial Church)ca. 1949Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988)4x5 inch acetate negativeHenderson Photograph CollectionBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyHEN.00.A2-270
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! On August 28, 1963 at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer and civil rights activist) was standing behind Dr. King while he was speaking to over 200,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It is rumored that Jackson encouraged Dr. King to share his speech with the crowd. His I Have a Dream Speech was a defining moment in the struggle for civil rights. 
And congratulations to President Barack Obama! In case you missed his speech, you can read the full transcript here (Huffington Post).  

Mahalia Jackson at microphone in unidentified church (possibly Gillis Memorial Church)
ca. 1949
Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Henderson Photograph Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
HEN.00.A2-270

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! On August 28, 1963 at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer and civil rights activist) was standing behind Dr. King while he was speaking to over 200,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It is rumored that Jackson encouraged Dr. King to share his speech with the crowd. His I Have a Dream Speech was a defining moment in the struggle for civil rights. 

And congratulations to President Barack Obama! In case you missed his speech, you can read the full transcript here (Huffington Post)
 

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