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Morton Brailsford Paine photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS341

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Augusta, Georgia. Included are photographs of the American Bank Building; Piedmont Hotel; and the English-American Building (known as the Flatiron Building) in Atlanta. Other images include photographs of automobiles, bicycles, architecture, hotels, and bridges.


  • 1902-1915, 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

Morton Brailsford Paine (1883-1940) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to Morton Brailsford Paine (1850-1912) and Harriet Ashby Paine (1850-1912). He had two siblings: Isabel A. (1872-1957) and Mary E. (1874-1941). Known as one of the first photographers to use a motion-picture camera on the East Coast, Paine focused on capturing images of architecture and scientific advancements in Charleston. His neice, Harriet Lawrence Huston (1901-1989), donated Morton's photographs in 1955. Additional biographical information about Morton Brailsford Paine has not been determined.


13 image(s) (13 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1955


VIS 341 was previously catalogued as PAI.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Morton Brailsford Paine photographs
Breylan Martin
October 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