Cunningham family photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS373
Scope and Content
This collection contains photographs of the Cunningham family, as well as photographs of Gussie Swafford Cunningham's father, John Augustus Swafford, and her cousin, Ray Swafford (1889-1917), pictured in front of the Maddox-Rucker Banking Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Also included are photographs of a Georgia Power Company line crew, which features Julian Cunningham's father-in-law, Major Holland Collins (1883-1966). There are also photographs of Ella Swafford's father, David Terrell Duncan, and the Blue Ridge Hotel in Clayton, Georgia, which Duncan owned and operated.
- Approximately 1890-1923, undated
- Cunningham, Julian (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.
Albert Edwin Cunningham Sr. (1896-1949) was born in Bingen, Decatur County, Georgia, to Thomas Cunningham (1856-1926) and Mattie Cunningham (1868-1958). He was married to Gussie Swafford (1898-1970), who was born in Georgia to John Augustus Swafford (1865) and Ella Duncan Swafford (1865-1946). During World War I, Albert served in the United States Army and was stationed at Camp Gordon. After the war, he became a salesman for the wholesale dry goods store A. M. Robinson Company. Albert and Gussie had three children: Albert Edwin Cunningham Jr. (1919-1989), Julian Cunningham (1921-1996), and Barbara Ann Cunningham (1925-2009), all of whom were born in Fairburn, Georgia. Albert Edwin Cunningham was a mechanic for the Walker Electrical Company and served in the United States Army during World War II. Julian Cunningham was married to Emma Geraldine Collins (1921-2001), and served in the United States Army during World War II. He later worked as the director of court services for the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Barbara Cunningham was married to Joseph McLarin Woodall (1921-1997).
25 image(s) (25 black and white photographs)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was previously catalogued as CUN.
This collection was reprocessed in 2020.
- A. M. Robinson Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Banks and Banking -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Blue Ridge Hotel (Clayton, Ga.)
- Camp Gordon (DeKalb County, Ga.)
- Cunningham family
- Cunningham, Albert Edwin, 1896-1949
- Cunningham, Albert Edwin, 1919-1989
- Cunningham, Gussie Swafford
- Duncan, David Terrell
- Family life -- Georgia
- Georgia Power Company
- Hotels -- Georgia -- Clayton
- Maddox-Rucker Banking Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Portrait photography
- Swafford family
- Cunningham Family photographs
- Kate Daly
- January 2020
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.