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Irene Toy Sherard photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS229

Scope and Content

This collection contains two albums of black and white photographs. The images are of Irene Sherard, her family and her friends. Most of the images are undated and are taken in outdoor settings. The subjects of the images appear to be young men and women participating in group activities in playful outdoor settings. Locations of the photographs include Brookhaven, Grant Park, Lithia Springs, and Little St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Some of the images have captions written by Irene Sherard. All photographs appear to have been taken between approximately 1900 and 1925.


  • approximately 1900-1925


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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

Irene Toy was born in Atlanta, Georgia, January 3, 1891 and lived in Atlanta her entire life. She was the oldest of four children born to John H. and Laura Toy. Her siblings were Helen (b. February 24, 1895); Nellie (b. 1896); and Maria (b. 1902). She was employed as a stenographer before her marriage to Leo Sherard, an Atlana architect, on June 17, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Sherards had one child, Charlotte Jean Sherard Brinkley (b. February 24, 1918). Irene Toy Sherard died September 29, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia.


204 image(s) (204 photographs)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged by the creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015.

Irene Toy Sherards photograph collection
Carla Ledgerwood
May 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305