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Sam P. Jones photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS327

Scope and Content

The collection contains portraits of Reverend Sam Jones and his family members as well as photos of their residences, house decorations and various celebrations. In addition, there are photographs of Reverend Sam Jones' congregations.


  • 1870-1953, 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

Reverend Samuel P. Jones (1847-1906), born to John Jones and Queenie Jones, was a lawyer by training and struggled with alcoholism before turning to religon. He became a minister of the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and preached frequently on the dangers of alcohol; his most famous message was "quit your meanness". Jones and his wife, Laura McElwain Jones (1850-1926), had seven children and resided in Cartersville, Georgia.


50 image(s) (50 black and white photographic prints)



Related Archival Materials

Samuel P. Jones papers, MSS 126, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


VIS 327 was previously catalogued as JON.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
Sam P. Jones 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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305