Md. Historical Society Photographs

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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.

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Curated by Jennifer A. Ferretti (former Curator of Photographs, MdHS). All views are my own and do not reflect those of the institution.

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Tusculum, home of the Delphian Club
Northeast of Calvert Street and Baltimore Street (Bank Lane), Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1891
Unidentified photographer
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore - Houses)
Maryland Historical Society
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William Gwynn, newspaper owner and editor, had this mansion built behind Baltimore Street businesses, along what was then Bank Lane, around 1820. The building was designed by architect Robert Carey Long. Gwynn called his home Tusculum and opened it as a meeting place to his literary club for men, the Delphian Club. This photograph was taken not long before the building was razed to make room for the Equitable Trust Company building on Calvert Street. 

Google Maps Street View of the area where the Equitable Trust Company Building stands: 


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Sources: 
Jones, C. (1991, Feb 10). Remembering Literary Lane. The Baltimore Sun. 
Shivers, F.R. et al. (2004). The Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History. Johns Hopkins University Press. 

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