Vincent A. Irick photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS39
Scope and Content
The collection provides excellent documentation of African Americans in rural Georgia and Florida, and is composed of 90 black and white and cyanotype photographs. Featured are scenes of Spencer’s farm and farm activities, and images of Irick’s friends and family. The bulk of the collection consists of images of African-Americans who lived and worked on the farm, including many depictions of children. The majority of the photographs are in excellent condition; the cyanotypes in particular are of exceptional quality and are excellent examples of that photographic process. Some to the loose photographs and many of the mounted images are identified, captioned, or dated on the verso, by Vincent Irick using Moore’s journal entries as guides. The remaining images in the collection were taken by Moore’s nephew Vincent M. Irick. These images are of Vincent’s friends and family and various locations around their homes. Most of these images were taken in Vincent’s home town of Vincentown, New Jersey. Note: The holdings at Special Collections, Georgia State University, includes additional images of the Spencer farm in Faceville, GA.
- Irick, Vincent A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
In 1899, photographer Jacob Ridgeway Moore documented sharecroppers and the farm they worked which belonged to Judge Spencer. The farm was located on Attapulgus Road just outside of Faceville GA, in Decatur County, near the Florida state border. Spencer’s farm included turpentine production, as well as a sawmill, gristmill, and cane mill production facilities.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged in four folders in one box.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase acquisition; 1993.164
General Physical Description note
Extent: 90 black and white and cyanotype photographs
- African American agricultural laborers -- Georgia -- Faceville
- African American families -- Georgia -- Faceville
- African Americans -- Caricatures and cartoons
- African Americans -- Clothing -- Georgia -- Faceville
- African Americans -- Housing
- Agriculture -- Georgia -- Faceville
- Ethnic stereotypes
- Faceville (Ga.) -- Pictorial works
- Irick, Vincent A.
- Moore, Jacob Ridgeway
- Spencer, Judge
- Vincent A. Irick photographs
- Helen Matthews
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.