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.


Est. 2011. Please #CiteYourSources!

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Rated #5 in Baltimore City Paper's The Year in Intertubes (2011)!

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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