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Baltimore Inner Harbor from Federal Hill


View of the Inner Harbor and downtown Balitmore, Maryland as seen from Federal Hill. This full-plate daguerreotype was created by Henry H. Clark (1814-1899), who is generally recognized as Baltimore's first landscape photographer. The sidewheel steamship in the foreground is the "S. S. Tennessee," which was built for the Baltimore & Southern Packet Company. Visible in the background is the Baltimore Basilica at left and the Washington Monument at center.



circa 1853

Production Note

Full-plate daguerreotype


6.5 x 8.5 inches

Object ID

CSPH 660


1 print (from group of 9)

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This collection is part of the larger Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, transferred to the Maryland Historical Society (now Maryland Center for History and Culture) in 1998.

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