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Cortland F. Luce, Jr. Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS114

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection of photographs is comprised of images of geographical locations, events, and people in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Included are images of office buildings, government buildings, shopping centers, sports facilities, airports, monuments, churches and homes in downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, and Stone Mountain. The collection also includes photographs of events and activities such as the Southeastern Fair at Lakewood Park, and other arts and cultural festivals. The remaining photographs contain images of mostly anonymous citizens going about their jobs, including police officers, barbers, delivery drivers, and service station attendants.


  • circa 1948-1988, undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative History

Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. (1907-1992) was a professional photographer and supervising agent for Aetna Insurance Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife Celia lived in Atlanta from 1948-1992. The couple had two children, Ned, and Carolyn. Additional biographical information about Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. has not been determined.


463 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in three series: (1) Geographic Locations; (2) Events and Activities; and (3) Dixie Camera Club.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the images in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr., 1988 (1988.244, 1988.356)

General Physical Description note

Extent: 387 color transparencies, 63 black and white photographic prints, 13 color photographic prints.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.

Cortland F. Luce, Jr. Photographs ahc.VIS 114
An Inventory of His Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305