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King photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0061


This collection contains photographs created or collected by Dr. John T. King, Jr., dated 1907-1930.


  • 1907-1930

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This collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

Dr. John T. King, Jr. (1890-1979) was a Baltimore internist, educator, and author who lived in Bolton Hill at the end of his life. Son of Dr. John T. and Mary Bowen Gees King, and grandson of Benjamin G. Gees, he lived at 640 N. Carrollton Ave. as a child. He attended Boys' Latin School in Baltimore, graduated from Princeton University (1910) and Johns Hopkins Medical School (1914), and was an intern and resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1914-1916. In 1916 he married Charlotte Markell Baker, member of a prominent family from Frederick, Maryland. Dr. King served in both World Wars, as a first lieutenant in World War I, and as a colonel and chief of medical service at Walter Reed General Hospital during Worl War II.

Charlotte Baker King (1891-1981), who graduated from Hood College in 1919, was the daughter of Virginia Markell (b. Baltimore) and Joseph Dill Baker (born 1854 at Buckeystown, Maryland), a Frederick industrialist, financier and philanthropist.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The photoprints remain in the albums, and there is one loose photograph.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth P. King, 1981.

Related Materials

MS. 2538, the John T. King, Jr. papers, 1942

MS. 2701, the King family papers, 1811-1910

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one photoprint, a copy of a 19th century portrait of Benjamin Gees, and two albums, containing 145 and 218 photoprints, respectively.

One album circa 1907 contains 145 photoprints and one film negative showing children and teenagers, mostly girls, and young adults. The children may be students at the Miss Porter's School at Farmington, Connecticut. These photographs include many outdoor recreation scenes, including ice-skating, tennis, and water sports. There are many informal group portraits which are undated and unidentified, and a group class photograph with some people identified. Included are clear images of buildings in an unidentified town, an unidentified harbor or river, a library, and theatrical productions.

The other album dates to circa 1907-1913, and contains 218 photoprints depicting the family and friends of J.T. King, Jr., showing young adults engaged in leisure activities, especially boating, camping in Maryland and in the Shenandoah Valley (Virgina), with a few pictures of people in Baltimore and the 1913 Wilson inauguration in Washington D.C. People depicted include family and school friends, as well as people residing in the areas visited by King: the Henry family of Limeton, a Captain Yancy and his family, and the Kaufmann family of Mauk's Mill in the Shenandoah Valley.

The 1907 album includes a group of newspaper clippings and ephemera dealing with a 1934 dinner honoring Joseph Dill Baker held in Frederick, Maryland; the circa 1907-1913 album contains xerox papers of obituaries of Dr. J.T. King, Jr. and a bibliography of Dr. King's scholarly publications, 1912-1964.

Guide to the King photograph collection
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Katherine Cowan
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-23: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

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