Scope and Content of Collection
The Subject Photographs – Print Files covers the years 1868 to 1975 (and undated), with the bulk of photographs dating from the 1900s to the 1960s. Most of the photographs are black and white prints, but there are a few cyanotypes and color prints. The creator of the bulk of the photographs is the Hughes Company, located in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the Hughes Studio Photograph Collection at the Maryland Historical Society, the Hughes Company was a commercial studio in Baltimore around the turn of the twentieth century. Founded by James F. Hughes, the company took photographs for corporations, the government, and private individuals.
The bulk of the photographs were taken in Baltimore. The creators of the other photographs are unknown.