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Trimble collection of Hack-Maslin family photographs

Identifier: PP 0048


This collection contains portraits of the Newcomer, Hack, and Maslin family members and friends. The dates of the collection span circa 1870s-1930s.


  • 1870s-1930s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Franklin Newcomer (1827-1901) was born in Washington County, Maryland. Elected president of the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore in 1868, he also served at times as president of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, of the Union Railroad Company, and of the Maryland Institution for Instruction of the Blind. He married Amelia Ehlen (d. 1881) and their children included Nannie (1855-1901), Hattie N. (1861-1942), Waldo (1867-1934), and Mary L. (d. 1935). Their home in Baltimore was 1211 St. Paul Street.

Mary L. Newcomer married James M. Maslin of the firm Henry, Maslin and Company. Nannie Newcomer married Frederick Home Hack (1846-1915), a member of the Baltimore bar. Hattie N. Newcomer married Henry Brooke Gilpin, a drug manufacturer. Waldo Newcomer was a financier who married Margaret Vanderpool of New York City.

The children of Nannie and Frederick Home Hack included Waldo (1881-1940), Frank Newcomer, Frederick Home, Jr., and Amelia (Emily). In 1910, Amelia married Douglas Gordon Carroll, a prominent Baltimore stock broker, and their home was in Brooklandville, Maryland.


1.70 Linear Feet (1 oversize flat box)

Language of Materials



The photographs are arranged by PP catalog numbers in folders of two sizes. Two albums are intact.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. William C. Trimble, 1982.

Related Materials

MS. 1018, the Newcomer and Company account books, 1894-1925.

Materials Specific Details

As of May 2000, the framed photographs have not been found.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with roughly 150 photoprints, including 2 albums, which are undated or made in circa 1870s-1930s. Subjects are portraits of Newcomer, Hack, and Maslin family members and friends. One image depicts a child with an African American nurse, and some images depict children dressed in colonial costume. There are three framed portraits of groups at Manor Glen, circa 1928. A set of 55 images are scenes from the French and Belgian fronts during World War I.

Album 1 contains cabinet and carte-de-visite format studio portraits which are mostly identified. Album 2 contains unidentified informal portraits of groups of people and views, possibly taken at a rural home called Linwood.

Note: The collection also includes 3 folders of printed ephemera.

Guide to the Trimble collection of Hack-Maslin family photographs
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Katherine Cowan
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-21: 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