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PHOTO/BCLM. Peale/Baltimore City Life Museum Photograph Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: PHOTO/BCLM
Photograph collections transferred to the Maryland Historical Society from the Peale/Baltimore City Life Museum in 1998. Includes twenty accessioned collections, one print collection, and two negative collections. Browse by specific collection type by choosing a subgroup from the right of the screen.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

A. Aubrey Bodine photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: B##
Abstract The collection of A. Aubrey Bodine photographs donated to the Peale Museum by Nancy Bodine in 1973 consists of more than 12,000 images. Of these, more than 4,500 are processed and available to the public. The images document virtually all aspects of life in Baltimore, Maryland and the Chesapeake region. The photographs consist primarily of 5x7, 4x5 and 120 mm film negatives. There are also 4x5 glass negatives and a few color transparencies.
Dates: 1925-1970

Baltimore City buildings photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: PP 0236
Abstract 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.

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Dates: 1926-1927

Baltimore Heritage Inc. collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1963.1
Abstract The Baltimore Heritage, Inc. collection consists of 1750 photographs and 900 architectural surveys of parts of Fells Point, Little Italy and Old Town compiled by Robert Kahn for Baltimore Heritage, Inc. in the summer of 1963.
Dates: 1963

Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Agency photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: BURHA.##
Abstract The Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Agency Collection consists of 225 images taken by Maryland photographer Marion E. Warren between 1962 and 1970. The images provide excellent architectural views and street scenes of neighborhoods in downtown Baltimore which have since been demolished.
Dates: 1962-1970

Brown collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1967.11
Abstract The Brown Collection consists of 483 glass and film negatives. The images are primarily unidentified views of Baltimore and vicinity taken by members of the Baltimore Camera Club.There are also informal and posed portraits, rural scenes (landscape and nature shots), parades (including Baltimore’s homecoming parade of 1907), the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, beach and boardwalk views, and maritime views.
Dates: 1900-1918

Bureau of Recreation photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1966.3
Abstract The Bureau of Recreation photograph collection comprises four boxes of photographic prints and some film negatives depicting activities sponsored by the Baltimore Bureau of Recreation, the Playground Athletic League, and the Children’s Playground Association from 1911 to 1936.
Dates: 1911-1936

Chamber of Commerce photograph collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 1966.6
Abstract The Chamber of Commerce photograph collection consists of 1 box of 282 photographs from the files of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. The photographs date from 1953 to circa 1966. The majority are photographic prints, with a few film negatives, depicting views around Baltimore City including buildings, political events, sporting events, and maritime scenes.
Dates: 1953-circa 1966

Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1984.22
Abstract This collection consists of nine boxes of more than 2400 photographs taken as part of an architectural survey of Baltimore neighborhoods by the Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) in the 1960s. The photographs, almost all 3 ½ x 3 ½ or 3 ½ x 5” black and white photographic prints, are exterior views of buildings identified by street and street number. There are also twelve 35mm negatives.
Dates: circa 1964-1969, 1967

Davenport photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: 1986.98.15
Abstract The Davenport photograph album contains 92 photographs of the Gray family. The images are primarily unidentified portraits showing the family in backyards, parks, and at the beach. Photographs are mostly undated, but appear to be from the 1920’s and 30’s.
Dates: 1920-1921

David Bendann photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1969.26
Abstract The David Bendann Photograph Collection consists of three boxes of 33 glass and film negatives taken by Baltimore photographer and artist David Bendann . There are a few self portraits of Bendann. Most of the photographs are unidentified portraits or photographs of paintings or lithographs, including portraits of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.
Dates: 1902, undated