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.


Est. 2011. Please #CiteYourSources!

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Aerial view of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File (Balto. - Aerial)
Maryland Historical Society

Plan of Baltimore Town in 1729 Containing 60 Acres divided into 60 Lots
1729 [reproduced ca. 1823]
Hambleton Print Collection
Maryland Historical Society

Happy Birthday, Baltimore! Baltimore was officially founded on this day in 1729. Here’s to another 284 years. 


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