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Augusta Adele Smith photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0058


This collection contains portraits of Augusta Adele Smith Jones and her family members and friends, dated 1865-1902.


  • 1865-1902

Conditions Governing Access

This 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.

Biographical / Historical

Augusta Adele Smith (1865-1957) was the daughter of Lavinia Cooper Reip Smith (1845-1885) and Joseph Stewart Smith. Joseph Smith was a banker/broker who lived at 1911 Eutaw Place in Baltimore. In 1891, Adele Smith married Benjamin Bohen Jones (1863-1943), and they moved to a house which Benjamin, a carpenter, built near Lake Roland. Their daughter Marguerite Allston Jones was born in 1892, and a son William Newton Jones was born in 1895 but died in 1899.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 Oversize flat box)

Language of Materials



The photographs remain in the album, or are placed in folders, but are not numbered or sorted by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth M. Lamdin (Mrs. C. Ridgely Lamdin), 1981.

Related Materials

MS. 2525, Adele Smith Jones collection, 1879-1957

MS. 2661, Jones-Smith-Reip-Ramsey papers, 1831-1894

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box containing one album with 34 photoprints, two ivorytypes and one tintype, and one folder with five photoprints, for a total of 42 photoprints. Subjects are portraits of Augusta Adele Smith Jones and her family members and friends, which are undated or from 1865-1901. Many of the portraits are unidentified; identified individuals include Lavinia Cooper Reip Smith, Benjamin Bohen Jones, Talbot and Helen Denmead, and Evans Rogers.

Note: Collection includes ephemera including an envelope with three valentines, several school certificates of Miss Adele A. Smith from the Academy at 27 Cathedral Street, 1877-1879, a 1976 calendar of Historic Baltimore County, and a large format (43 x 33 cm) scrapbook stamped with "Meriden Britannia Company, Illustrated Price List, Ellectro Silver Plate" on cover, containing pictures of home furnishings and other items.

Guide to the Augusta Adele Smith photograph collection
Under Revision
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