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Portrait vertical file

Identifier: PVF


This vertical file contains portrait photographs of over 6,000 individuals. “Vertical file” is a term used to describe collections of photographs, clippings, etc. arranged by subject matter and housed in filing cabinets. Unlike the numbered photographs collections, items in the vertical files are not arranged in collections by source, or assigned catalog numbers.


  • 1800-present

Conditions Governing Access

Please note that some items listed in the Portrait Vertical File may be restricted.

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.


5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Images of individuals arranged alphabetically by the sitter’s last name, then by first name.

Guide to the Portrait vertical file
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Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-12-6: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States