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Joseph E. Brown Connally photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS352

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs and a drawing relating to Joseph E. Brown Connally. Included are nine photographs of Joseph Brown Connally and unidentified family members; a drawing of the S.S. Westernland; and five images of Connally's funeral on August 29, 1920. Of special note are two photographs of a post-World War I parade of Georgia troops marching down Peachtree Street and 2 images of Captain Connally in Nice, France, after the Armistice.


  • 1895-1920, 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

Joseph Brown Connally was born to Mary Virginia Brown (1850-1927) and Dr. Elijah Lewis Connally (1837-1930). He attended Emory College from 1891 to 1894 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1896. He was associated with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and then went into the automobile business with E. H. Inman. In 1915, he became general manager of Connally Realty Company. He directed the construction of the Connally Building, an office building located at the corner of Alabama and Whitehall Streets, and he was owner of the Connally Barber Shop. In 1917, he completed officers training camp at Fort McPherson and received a commission as Captain. He was assigned to Camp Gordon and took command of the 325th Infantry, 163rd Brigade, 82nd Division. He became the regimental unit supply officer. In October 1918, he was severely gassed in the Argonne Forest offensive. He was hospitalized for his injuries and later released. In December 1918, he was appointed regimental intelligence officer and continued in this capacity until April 1919. Afterwards, he returned to Atlanta where he was once again hospitalized for the injuries he had received. He died at Fort McPherson Hospital on August 26, 1920 and was buried at Oakland Cemetery.


22 photographic print(s) (14 sepia toned photographic prints, six black and white photographic prints, two drawings)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1969

Related Archival Materials

Joseph E. Brown Connally papers, MSS 45, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


This collection was previously cataloged as COJ.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2019.

Joseph E. Brown Connally photographs
Jessica Doss
March 2019
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