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Jacob Haas photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS316

Scope and Content

This collection contains portraits of Jacob and Caroline "Carrie" Haas.


  • 1862-1880


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

Jacob Haas (1844-1909) was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1860. Haas first settled in Philadelphia with his uncle, who shared the same name. He traveled around the country as a peddler and representative for a cigar manufacturer before moving to Atlanta. In 1871, Haas married his first cousin, Caroline Haas (1847-?), and they had seven children: Edgar, Leopold, Herbert, Blanche, Clementine, Elsa and Beulah. Caroline was known as the first white female born in Atlanta after the city changed its name from Marthasville in 1847. Jacob Haas was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1888, where he served for three years. He also served as a member of the Board of Health, and as president of the Board of Parks and Recreation.


5 image(s) (five cartes-de-visite)




VIS 316 was previously catalogued as HAS.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Jacob Haas photographs
Timothy Cole Hale
September 2018
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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