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Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS260

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs that document the club's flower arranging activities and its members. A large amount of material pertains to charter member Marie Fort's career as a flower arranger, flower show judge, and author. Additional images include arrangements and table setting decorations entered in flower shows at the Atlanta Garden Center at Rich's and other venues. Also a part of the collection are images of flower arrangements made by members such as Lucy Evans and Polly Harris. Of special interest are photographs of identified club members and other members of Atlanta garden clubs.


  • approximately 1940-1972, undated


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

The Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia was organized in 1950 by a group of flower show judges to study rules and principles of judging and to strive for uniformity and understanding in judging through constructive work and criticism. Among the club's notable members were Elizabeth P. Edmondson (1920-2012), honorary executive Marie J. Fort (1892-1969), Sara H. Jordan (1906-2005), and Marie Stevens Walker Wood (1883-1973). The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs, and the North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges. An early club project was the publication of a three volume set, Artistry of Arrangement, from 1951 to 1954. Club members judged and participated in numerous flower shows as well as flower arrangement courses. Many members were also active in other garden clubs and wrote flower arranging and flower show judging books.


341 image(s) (247 black and white photographic prints, 60 color negatives, 36 color transparencies, six color photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1983, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia records, MSS 1114, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia photographs
Jennie Oldfield
June 2017
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