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Federal Hill, south from Pratt Street


View of Federal Hill in Baltimore, Maryland, looking south from Pratt Street. The view shows the Dudley/Porter Marine Observatory in the background. This full-plate daguerreotype is part of a series of photographs considered to be the first comprehensive photographic recording of Baltimore City.



circa 1844-1850

Production Note

Full-plate daguerreotype


6.5 x 8.5 inches

Object ID

CSPH 657


1 cased photograph (from group of 9)

Resource ID



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.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.