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.

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Claire McCardell (1905-1958)Photographer unknownNot datedClaire McCardell CollectionMaryland Historical SocietyPP238
Born in Frederick, Maryland, Claire McCardell was an internationally recognized fashion designer. McCardell first enrolled in Hood College (Frederick) and later in Parsons (N.Y.C.) in order to pursue a career in fashion. Later in her career, McCardell returned to Parsons as critic and instructor.

Claire McCardell (1905-1958)
Photographer unknown
Not dated
Claire McCardell Collection
Maryland Historical Society
PP238

Born in Frederick, Maryland, Claire McCardell was an internationally recognized fashion designer. McCardell first enrolled in Hood College (Frederick) and later in Parsons (N.Y.C.) in order to pursue a career in fashion. Later in her career, McCardell returned to Parsons as critic and instructor.

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