Laura Berry Campbell's garden photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS379
Scope and Content
This collection contains photographs taken by Reeves Studios of the gardens of Laura and John Bulow Campbell's property at 2958 Andrews Drive. The images highlight a boxwood terrace garden with tulips, a central pool featuring a Leda and the Swan bronze statue, garden tile, and a grassy allee flanked by dogwoods in bloom. Of special note are several millstones, popular decoration in gardens of that time period.
- approximately 1941
- Campbell, Laura Berry (Person)
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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.
Laura Grafflin Berry Campbell (1878-1970) was born in Rome, Georgia, to parents Captain Thomas Berry III (1821-1887) and Frances Margaret Rhea Berry (1838-1926). Laura had seven siblings: Jennie "Eugenia" Enfield (1861-1951); Martha McChesney (1865-1942), founder of Berry College in Rome; Isaac James (1867-1948); Elizabeth Rebecca (1867-1955); Thomas Jr. (1872-1942); Lila Huntington (1873-1971) and Frances Rhea (1878-1968). In 1904 Laura married Atlanta businessman and philanthropist John Bulow Campbell (1870-1940) and the couple had one daughter, Virginia Orme Campbell Courts (1906-1995). Laura and John Campbell lived on Andrews Drive in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood where Laura designed her 16-acre garden in the early 1920s. Their home and garden, "Bellvoir," was part of local garden tours and featured in the 1933 book Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933. Laura was a member of Peachtree Garden Club, the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Guild, and Central Presbyterian Church.
5 black and white photographic print(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2020.
- Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Campbell, John Bulow, 1870-1940
- Campbell, Laura Berry
- Courts, Virginia Orme Campbell
- Dogwoods -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Garden ornaments and furniture -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gardens -- 1920-1930
- Gardens -- 1930-1940
- Gardens -- Design
- Gardens -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Landscape architecture -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Millstones -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Peachtree Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Laura Berry Campbell's garden photographs
- Jennie Oldfield
- February 2020
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