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Topic: history of baltimore maryland

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Side Chair

Side Chair

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Card table

Card table

Card tables are more typically associated with parlors and sitting rooms, but these lightweight and versatile objects lent themselves to a variety of activities, from taking tea to conducting correspondence. Th... more

Card Table

Card Table

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Drop-leaf Pembroke Table

Drop-leaf Pembroke Table

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Card table

Card table

This card table was acquired in 1971 to match a superb Baltimore example (32.55.4) already in the collection for display in the Baltimore Dining Room (gallery 724) in the American Wing. Made in Baltimore, Maryl... more

[Surrey chapel (St. Georges Fields, England) and Independent Church (Baltimore, Md.). Transverse sectional elevations]

[Surrey chapel (St. Georges Fields, England) and Independent Church (B...

Inscribed: "Surrey Chapel, St. Georges Fields, circular building, 78 ft. clear" and "Independent Church - Baltimore, 78 ft. square". In: The Bulfinch sketchbook. Drawing has not been definitively attributed to ... more

Mantel from Drawing Room of the Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

Mantel from Drawing Room of the Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

The architectural elements of the Baltimore Room are from the parlor of a brick row house built for Henry Craig between 1810 and 1811. The parlor was the most important room in Henry Craig's dwelling devoted to... more

Fanlight from Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

Fanlight from Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Side-light

Side-light

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Side-light from Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

Side-light from Craig House, Baltimore, Maryland

Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Desk and Bookcase

Desk and Bookcase

This H-shaped desk and bookcase may be the most unusual example of high-style furniture produced in the Federal period. Its design was inspired by the "Sister's Cylinder Bookcase," plate 38 in Thomas Sheraton'... more

The death of General Ross, near Baltimore, as soon as he perceived that he was wounded he fell into the arms of a brother officer / G.M. Brighty del. ; Brown sculp.

The death of General Ross, near Baltimore, as soon as he perceived tha...

Print shows Robert Ross, full-length portrait, seated on horse, facing left, mortally wounded, being assisted by another soldier.

The death of General Ross, near Baltimore, as soon as he perceived that he was wounded he fell into the arms of a brother officer / G.M. Brighty del. ; Brown sculp.

The death of General Ross, near Baltimore, as soon as he perceived tha...

Print shows Robert Ross, full-length portrait, seated on horse, facing left, mortally wounded, being assisted by another soldier.

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore / drawn from nature & sc. by Richd. Harrison.

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore /...

Print shows a pastoral scene at the entrance to the harbor at Baltimore with Fort McHenry on the left and some people enjoying the scenery on the right.

Knife Urn

Knife Urn

Knife boxes typically were displayed on the top of sideboards and contained all the silver cutlery required for dining. The cylindrical form and multiple reeds with pointed Gothic profiles around the bodies of ... more

Pitcher

Pitcher

Possibly made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; Possibly made in United States

Knife Urn

Knife Urn

Knife boxes typically were displayed on the top of sideboards and contained all the silver cutlery required for dining. The cylindrical form and multiple reeds with pointed Gothic profiles around the bodies of ... more

Cup plate

Cup plate

Possibly made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; Possibly made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Hurricane Shade

Hurricane Shade

Probably made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

[Washington Monument looking north on Washington Place in Baltimore, Maryland]

[Washington Monument looking north on Washington Place in Baltimore, M...

Drawing shows view of monument beyond First Unitarian Church, originally First Independent Church of Baltimore, designed by Maximilian Godefroy, completed in 1818.

[Trade advertisement for T. Palmer & Co. Looking glass and fancy hardware store, & importers of French and German looking glass plates, no. 108 Baltimore St. Baltimore] / lithog. designed & drawn by J. Penniman.

[Trade advertisement for T. Palmer & Co. Looking glass and fancy hardw...

Advertisement for store which sold "looking glass & fancy hardware."

[Blank certificate for donors to the Washington National Monument Society, Washington, D.C.] / Lith. by E. Weber & Co., Baltimore.

[Blank certificate for donors to the Washington National Monument Soci...

Certificate includes vignettes of the proposed Washington Monument with a pantheon and as an obelisk; medallion portrait of George Washington; and Washington's grave at Mount Vernon. The signatures are for Z. T... more

Girandole

Girandole

Possibly made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Our country's flag! A new national song

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

Baltimore / Swett ; P. Haas sc.

Baltimore / Swett ; P. Haas sc.

Print showing a man leaning on a fence, looking in the direction of Baltimore, Maryland. Title from item. Entered according to Act of Congress by N. Hickman, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Maryla... more

Battle monument, Baltimore / W.H. Bartlett ; H. Griffiths.

Battle monument, Baltimore / W.H. Bartlett ; H. Griffiths.

Print shows "Battle Monument", shaped like a fasces on a tall pedestal and topped with a female figure holding a wreath, on Calvert Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Title from item. Published in: American scenery... more

Fanny Elssler and the Baltimoreans

Fanny Elssler and the Baltimoreans

A scornful look at the reception of German ballerina Fanny Elssler in Baltimore. The New York artist ridicules the adulation given the touring performer by the Baltimore public. During her July 1840 visit there... more

Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song

Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a "Patriotic Song. Written, to be sung at Baltimore during the Young Men's Whig Convention" of May 1840. The composer is identified as "a Pennsylvanian." The illustration, l... more

The Baltimoreans going the whole ass tail and all

The Baltimoreans going the whole ass tail and all

Caricature of Fanny Elssler, in carriage being drawn by men with ears of jackasses, going to Baltimore.

View from the House of Henry Briscoe Thomas, Baltimore

View from the House of Henry Briscoe Thomas, Baltimore

A highly engaging work with seemingly abundant clues to its subject embedded in a meticulously detailed composition, this drawing continues to baffle scholars. The sheet is captivating: stippled overall and enh... more

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the West

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the Wes...

Campaign badge produced for the Whig National Convention held at Baltimore in May 1844. A bust-length portrait of Whig candidate Henry Clay appears in an oval, against a backdrop of American flags. The oval is... more

Baltimore National Convention of Ratification. Clay and the tariff

Baltimore National Convention of Ratification. Clay and the tariff

A crude campaign badge produced for Whig National Convention held at Baltimore in May of 1844. There are two illustrations: above, a sailor with a hammer nails an American flag with the words "HENRY CLAY" to a ... more

Leaving French Town, head of Chesapeak Bay, route to Baltimore, July 26, 1846. Elk River

Leaving French Town, head of Chesapeak Bay, route to Baltimore, July 2...

Drawing shows view of the Elk River; in the distance, a sailboat.

Present Presidential position

Present Presidential position

Once again Polk's handling of the Oregon territorial dispute between the United States and Great Britain is criticized. (See "Polk's Dream" and "War! or No War!" nos. 1846-2 and 1846-4). Here the artist seems t... more

The telegraphic candidates

The telegraphic candidates

In a race between the railroad and the telegraph the "telegraphic candidates," Lewis Cass and William O. Butler, are first to the White House. The artist ridicules Zachary Taylor for his hazy stance on major ca... more

Lithographic establishment of Edward Weber & Co. Maps, title pages, plans, charts, business & visiting cards..., corner of Market & Light Streets, entrance in Light Street, Baltimore.

Lithographic establishment of Edward Weber & Co. Maps, title pages, pl...

Print shows advertisement for lithographer with ornamental border and scene from Hamlet.

[Lexington market, Baltimore, Maryland]

[Lexington market, Baltimore, Maryland]

Photograph shows people near tables where fruit and flowers are being sold at the Lexington market in Baltimore, Maryland.

Proposed Monument to John L. Carey of Baltimore

Proposed Monument to John L. Carey of Baltimore

Samuel B. Wetherald (American, active mid-19th century)

White Mountains in labour

White Mountains in labour

The artist belittles the Democrats' relatively undistinguished choice for presidential nominee in 1852, Franklin Pierce. The cartoon is based on Aesop's fable about the mountain which, being in labor, groaned s... more

Position of the Democratic Party in 1852. "Freemen of America, how long will you be ledd by such leaders"

Position of the Democratic Party in 1852. "Freemen of America, how lon...

A crudely drawn satire bitterly attacking Democratic presidential candidate Franklin Pierce and appealing to the "Freemen of America." The print, possibly executed by a free black, criticizes the Democrats' pla... more

Columbia and her rejected suitor

Columbia and her rejected suitor

A fond yet sardonic tribute to the aging Massachusetts statesman Daniel Webster, whose final bid for the Whig presidential nomination was defeated by Winfield Scott in 1852. The artist is wryly critical of the... more

[St. Paul's Church (Baltimore, Maryland). Credence. Elevation and plan]

[St. Paul's Church (Baltimore, Maryland). Credence. Elevation and plan...

Architectural drawing showing a credence as side and front elevations and plan.

[St. Peter's Church (Baltimore, Maryland). Interior. Perspective. Rendering]

[St. Peter's Church (Baltimore, Maryland). Interior. Perspective. Rend...

Architectural drawing showing church interior as perspective; rendering.

City Hall.
City Hall.