Image Database

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The archival collection that is most used at the Baltimore Museum of Industry is the BGE Collection, which consists of approximately 250,000 photographs and negatives from BGE.

These images were taken as part of that company’s daily operations, and capture Baltimore’s workplaces, cityscapes, and life in Baltimore from the late 1800s through the 1980s. These pictures of Baltimore and the surrounding region show the changing commercial, cultural, and physical landscape of the region.

With the generous support of Excelon (previously as Constellation Energy and as BGE), BMI is working to digitize and preserve this valuable historic resource. While this project is ongoing, the digital database now contains about 10,000 photographs able to be viewed online.

Please click here to visit BMI’s online image database.

For more information on the BGE Collection, or to request image files, please contact the Collections Department at or 410.727.4808 x110.