Online Database

The Baltimore Museum of Industry has made its online database available continuously since 2006. The images in this database are specific to industrial history and document the industries, companies, work processes, and environments that have shaped American culture for decades. They come from several collections, including Bethlehem Steel, Koppers Company, and other subject collections.

The collection most used is the BGE Collection, which consists of about 80,000 photo sets taken as part of that company’s daily operations from the late 1920s through 2001. These pictures of Baltimore and the surrounding region show the changing commercial, cultural, and physical landscape of the region. Through the generous support of BGE, Constellation Energy, and Exelon, BMI is working to digitize the BGE Collection as a valuable historic resource. Currently about 10,000 of the images are available online.

Visit our Online Database.

For our research schedule and fees, please click here.

Or contact us with questions:
Matthew Shirko,  Archivist . . . mshirko@thebmi.org . . . 410.727.4808 x112.

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