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Agatha Sheehan photographs

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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.

Dates

  • approximately 1900, undated

Creator

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

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.

Extent

12 image(s) (12 sepia tone photographs)