Baltimore City buildings photograph collection
This photographic survey of Baltimore’s city buildings from 1926-1927 includes views of City Hall, fire and police stations, municipal markets, Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, monuments, parks, public squares, city waterworks and more.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.
2.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
The prints and negatives are maintained separately and are arranged according to subjects.
Items in the collection have up to three unique identifiers associated with them; the letter at the end of the identifier indicates a particular format. See key below.
A - negative
B - original print
C - copy print
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was acquired in 1970 by the Peale Museum. In 1997 the Baltimore City Life Museums/Peale Museum closed due to lack of funding. Their collections were transferred to the Maryland Historical Society in 1998.
Scope and Contents
Approx. 2900 3"x5" prints and negatives (1300 prints/1600 negatives) of City-owned property taken for the Commission on Efficiency and Economy, a body appointed by Mayor Howard W. Jackson in 1923, as part of its inventory and valuation of all City assets. The survey includes views of City Hall, fire and police stations, municipal markets, Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, monuments, parks, playgrounds, public squares, water works, and other miscellaneous structures. The views are mostly of exteriors, and are of fair to poor quality. The prints and negatives are stored separately and are arranged according to the subject headings below. The boxes listed refer to the negatives, while the copy prints and prints mounted in binders are stored separately.
- Guide to the Baltimore City buildings photograph collection
- Under Revision
- Bryson Dudley, Jennifer Ferretti, and Eben Dennis.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2020-02-24: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.
- 2022-07-07: Container list entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.