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Hugh B. Adams scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.VIS244

Scope and Content

The images consist of photographs taken by Adams of outings of social clubs in Lenox Woods in Atlanta and Vinings, Georgia. The images are mounted in three loose scrapbooks. Of special interest are photographs taken for Miss Sallie Fannie Grant of the Everyday Tuesday Club at Vinings, in May 1887. Adams also captures some unidentified members of the Dixie Club at Vinings, in May 1889.


  • 1887-1891


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

Photographer Hugh B. Adams (1865-1916) of Atlanta, Georgia, was born to Mary K. Boyd Adams (1837-1909), a native of Kentucky. His father was born in Connecticut. Adams lived in Atlanta with his mother and aunts, Martha Cordelia Boyd Smith (1842-1918) and Nancy E. Boyd Pittman (1845-1910). He served as a stenographer with the Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia and worked with prominent Atlanta-based photographer, Julius Henry Kurns (1852-1928). Adams became a member of the Dixie Club and Every Tuesday Club social groups in Atlanta. He died on December 9, 1916, and is interred in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.


17 image(s) (17 sepia toned photographic prints)




VIS 244 was previously cataloged as ADA.

Description Control

The collection was re-processed in 2016.

Hugh B. Adams scrapbooks
Felicia Render
September 2016
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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