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Dr. Amey Chappell visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS46

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, prints, and postcards collected by Dr. Amey Chappell. The images depict people in Atlanta, Georgia, or unidentified areas in Georgia. Included in the collection is one printed panorama view of the May 21, 1917 Atlanta Fire; one Currier and Ives lithograph depicting the capture of Atlanta during the Civil War; one postcard depicting the Tallulah Apartment at 87 Washington Street, circa 1905; one souvenir postcard booklet of Atlanta; and twelve photographs.

The photographs include various Atlanta landmarks such as the Capital City Club, Central Congregational Church, and the lake at Grant Park. Also included are rural scenes of a distillery, a log cabin, a tobacco field, and a lumber mill. Other images are class photographs, a chain-gang, and an African American boy on a city street corner.


  • 1865-1945


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

Amey Chappell (5 November 1900- 24 March 1986) was born in Rhode Island and moved with her parents, Elwin E. and Mary M. Chappell, to Atlanta, Georgia, before she was ten years old. In the 1920s, she attended Oglethorpe University and Emory University. She became a doctor and practiced medicine in Atlanta. She was a trustee of Piedmont College in the 1950s. Emory University School of Medicine and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta set up scholarships in her name. Additional biographical information about Dr. Amy Chappell has not been determined.


16 image(s) (twelve photographs, two postcards, two prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Related Archival Materials

Dr. Amey Chappell Valentine card collection, MSS 714f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Dr. Amey Chappell visual arts collection
Carla Ledgerwood
March 2013
Description rules
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305