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Francis E. Price photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS2

Scope and Content

This collection includes photographs of people, places, and events taken by Atlanta Constitution photographer Francis E. price. Most of the images were probably produced for news stories in the newspaper. Included are photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt; Democratic party leader William Jennings Bryan; Georgia Poet Laureate and Atlanta Constitution columnist Frank L. Stanton; Atlanta Constitution owner and publisher Clark Howell, Sr.; and journalist Henry Grady. Documented events include the Atlanta Fire of 1917; the McKenzie Building Fire; the Round the State Tour; and the Savannah Races. The collection also portrays images of common events such as baseball games, a cattle auction, trains, and building construction. Also included are street scenes and cityscapes in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. Atlanta buildings pictured include the Atlanta United States Post Office, Wesley Memorial Church, and East Lake County Club. The collection also includes personal photos of Price's family and friends.


  • 1906-1928, undated


Conditions Governing Access note

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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/Biographical History

Francis E. Price (1886-1928) was the first staff photographer at the Atlanta Constitution. Hired in 1909, he was widely known for his aerial photography. Price married Sallie Mosely Cotten of Montgomery, Alabama. he continued to do commercial photography as well as journalistic until his death in 1928 by gunshot.


167 photographic print(s)



System of Arrangement

Alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchase, 1991 (1991.238)

Greneral Physical Description note

Extent: 167 sepia photographic prints

Processing Information note

Collection processed in 2007

Francis E. Price photograph collection
Paul Crater
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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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