PPBS. Poster, Print, and Broadside Collections
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The T. Edward Hambleton Collection (ca. 500 items) is one of the most extensive assemblages of Baltimore-related prints from nineteenth-century views and maps to twentieth-century printmakers such as Don Swann and Gabrielle de Vincent Clements.
The James Doyle Print Collection contains etchings and prints created by Baltimore artist James Doyle. Doyle worked for various newspapers including the Baltimore Sun and the Baltimore News and was active in the Charcoal Club, Baltimore’s renowned arts club established in 1883.
The John McGrath Print Collection consists of etchings, prints, ephemera, and other materials related to Baltimore artist John McGrath (1998-1942) McGrath was president of the Charcoal Club, the famous Baltimore arts club established in 1883.
The Joseph St. Lawerence Print Collection contains 36 prints and other items created by Baltimore artist Joseph St. Lawrerence. Much of the works are portraits and figures, often nudes, based on biblical and mythological sources. St. Lawerence, an essentially self-taught printer, sculptor, and painter, was one of the first to make use of dry-plate lithography invented by Baltimore printer Harry Gipe in the 1960s.
The Large Print Collection contains over 250 depictions of people, places, and events. Etchings, lithographs, and drawings represent just some of the print formats included in the collection. These prints vary in size but are no larger than 24 x 36 inches. The prints are organized alphabetically by subject. Advertisements, Baltimore views, and Civil War prints are particular strengths of the collection.
The Medium Print Collection includes over 600 depictions of events, people, and places important to Maryland’s history. Lithographs, woodcuts, newspaper images, and advertisements represent just some of the various print formats contained in this collection. Images of famous houses, portraits, Baltimore city views, and Civil War fortifications and camps are particular strengths of the collection.
The Oversize Print Collection holds over 80 lithographs, etchings, drawings, and other media illustrating Maryland’s historical people, events, and places. The collection includes several prints of Baltimore views and locations.
The Peale/Baltimore City Life Museum maintained a significant collection of historical material on Baltimore. Included in the collection are hundreds of Works on Paper, dating from 1706, in the form of prints, manuscripts, maps, posters, and ephemera.
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The Maryland Historical Society’s poster collection consists of over 1,300 posters from the 20th century and early 21st century. These range from propaganda posters, advertisements for cultural events in Baltimore and Maryland, political campaign posters, and more.