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William S. Irvine photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS321

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of buildings, streets, and monuments in Atlanta, Georgia. Included are photographs of service stations, high schools, churches, residences, and Confederate monuments in addition to automobiles, street views, bomb proof sites, children, and family members of William S. Irvine.


  • 1919-1948, 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

William S. Irvine (1869-1950) was born in Georgia to Charles Alexander Farquarson Irvine (1816-1870) and Ruth Ann Colding (1834-1911). Irvine married Elizabeth “Bessie” Hammond Harris (1873-1963) in 1892, and the couple had seven children. The family lived in Bibb County and DeKalb County, as well as Brunswick, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. Irvine was a journalist, researcher, and historian who managed the Irvine Georgia Music House and the Macon Musical Company. Additional biographical information about William S. Irvine has not been determined.


38 image(s) (37 black and white photographic prints and one postcard)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1950

Related Archival Materials

William S. Irvine papers, MSS 122, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


VIS 321 was previously catalogued as IRV.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

William S. Irvine photographs
Breylan Martin
September 2018
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