Wager

Date:
1809
Creator:
Charles Ridgely (written to Myles Seldon)

A proposed bet made between Gov. Charles Ridgely and Myles Seldon, concerning a race to be run in October 1809 by Ridgely's renowned Thoroughbred "Post Boy" and Mr. Wilkes' horse "Potomac." The wager was proposed on January 10, 1809 for the astounding sum of $10,000, nearly half a million dollars in today’s money.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 27cm, W: 21.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP3514
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Keedysville, Md., vicinity. Smith's barn, used as a hospital after the battle of Antietam

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This photograph shows a barn in Keedysville, Maryland, near the Battle of Antietam. After the battle, this barn was used as a makeshift hospital to treat wounded soldiers.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-00256
Institution:
Library of Congress

The Raid Into Maryland-rebel County Occupying Town Of New Windsor

Date:
1864

This print depicts the 1864 Confederate raid into New Windsor, MD, a small town in Carroll County. As the Southern cause continued to fade, Confederate officers authorized raids on small towns across the country to distract the larger Union armies.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1405
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore Harbor

Date:
2005
Creator:
Robert Keith
Publisher/Studio:
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Univerisity Press

Pictorical history of Baltimore and its it harbor.

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
HE554.B3K44, LCCN: 2004011283
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Baltimore: Charm City

Date:
1997
Creator:
Dan Rodricks and Roger Miller
Publisher/Studio:
Memphis, TN: Towery Publishing

Pictorial history of Baltimore, Maryland.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
F189.B15R625, LCCN: 97-40374
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Federal Hill: A Baltimore National Historic District

Date:
1980
Creator:
Norman G. Rukert
Publisher/Studio:
Baltimore, MD: Bodine and Associates

Richly illustrated, deals with The Hill, the Observatory, Shipyards and Shipbuilding, Commerce and Industry, and Community in the Baltimore neighborhood of Federal Hill

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
F189.B16 F427, LCCN: 80065865
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Baltimore's Own Little Italy Artist

Date:
2003
Creator:
Rita D. French
Publisher/Studio:
Palo Alto, California: Genovefa Press

Reminiscences of Tony DeSales, sketches and drawings together with descriptions of Baltimore neighborhoods and buildings.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
NC139.D47 F74, LCCN: 2002093885
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Dunker Church, Antietam

This image shows the extensive damage inflicted during the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American history. Union General George McClellan's army repulsed Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first incursion into the North, as thousands died in and around Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.814
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Antietam Bridge

Date:
Sep1862
Publisher/Studio:
Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook

This image shows a bridge over Antietam Creek, near the town of Sharpsburg, MD. On September 17, 1862, Union forces desperately tried to cross Antietam Creek and overwhelm the Confederate forces. The Federals eventually succeeded, but the Confederates had held off long enough to avoid a decisive defeat at Antietam.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1933
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Battle Of South Mountain, Md

Date:
Sep14, 1862

This print portrays a Union brigade storming up the hill and overrunning a Confederate unit at the Battle of South Mountain. The battle, which preceded Antietam, was the first major engagement between Union and Confederate forces in western Maryland, and allowed Union General George McClellan to approach the Confederate army, centered around Sharpsburg, MD

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1473
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society