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Julius Anderson photograph collection

Identifier: 1994.42; 1995.62


The collection consists of 2 boxes containing 229 photographic prints of Baltimore subjects, and one photographic souvenir booklet.


  • circa 1920-1930

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

Historical Note

The Julius Anderson Photograph Collection consists of a couple hundred photographs of historic Baltimore buildings photographed in circa 1920-1930. Many of the buildings have since been demolished but some remain standing and have been repurposed. The photographers of each photograph are unknown and the purpose of the photographs is unknown as well.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The photographs arrived pre-arranged and numbered. There were two donations by Mr. Anderson, one in 1994 and one in 1995. Each collection begins with either a 1994 number or 1995 number, indicating the date of which the donation was given. The two collections were donated by the same person and therefore are considered one collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Julius Anderson and donated to the Baltimore City Life Museum in 1994 and 1995.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 229 photographic prints and one photographic souvenir booklet. The subjects consist of Baltimore buildings, businesses, piers, schools and colleges, hospitals, fraternal organizations meeting places, film and burlesque theaters, banks, churches and synagogues, street scenes, houses, monuments, City Jail, clubs, city government buildings, clothing companies, Druid Hill Park and zoo, and much more. Most photographs are exterior shots.

Guide to the Julius Anderson photograph collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-08: 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