Agatha Sheehan photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS359
Scope and Content
The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.
- approximately 1900, undated
- Sheehan, Agatha (Person)
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.
Agatha Sheehan (1878-?) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Cornelius J. (1828-1888) and Elizabeth McCarthy Sheehan (1839-1906). She had five siblings: Cornelius, Belle, Claire, Caroline, and Elizabeth. Sheehan was a member of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Additional biographical information about Agatha Sheehan has not been determined.
12 image(s) (12 sepia tone photographs)
VIS 359 was previously catalogued as SHE.
This collection was reprocessed in 2019.
- African American families -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- African American women -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- African Americans -- Housing -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Carter, Edward Randolph
- E. R. Carter Home for the Elderly (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Freedmen -- Georgia
- Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Gardens -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Jones, Emma
- Murrell, Nancy
- Older African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Older people
- Peeples, Alfred
- Walker, Calloway
- Agatha Sheehan photographs
- Francis Noon
- July 2019
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.