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Jackson P. Dick photographs of the Atkinson Family

Collection number: ahc.VIS428

Scope and Contents

This collection contains images of the Atkinson family, primarily Henry M. Atkinson Sr. and May Peters Atkinson. Several of the photographs feature Henry M. Atkinson Sr. and unidentified individuals with trains, cars, and horse-drawn carriages. Also included are photographs of the Atkinson family's residences. Of special note are two images of Henry Atkinson Sr. and unidentified individuals posing with golfer Robert "Bobby" Jones (1902-1971), as well as a portrait of Richard Peters Jr.


  • 1902-1948, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Jackson Porter Dick Sr. (1888-1961) was born to Samuel K. Dick (1841-1910) and Eugenia “Deanie” Porter (1862-1948) in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1906. During World War I, he was captain in the 66th Artillery in France until 1919. He became director of the Georgia Power Company in 1947 and left to serve as the president of the Atlanta Transit Company in 1950. In 1964, he became chairman of the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera. He also served as president of the Atlanta Music Festival Association. Dick married May Peters Atkinson (1889-1968) in 1916 and they had two children: Jackson Porter Dick Jr. (1918-1977) and Henry Atkinson Dick (1922-1991).

May Peters Atkinson was born to Henry Morrell Atkinson Sr. (1862-1939) and May Peters (1868-1944) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her maternal grandfather was Richard Peters Jr. (1810-1889), who was born to Richard Peters Sr. (1780-1848) and Abigail Willing (1777-1841) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Peters Jr. married Mary Jane Thompson (1830-1911) in 1848. Atkinson Sr. was born to George Atkinson (1822-1915) and Elizabeth Staigg (1823-1904) in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1884, he graduated from Harvard University. Atkinston Sr. established the Georgia Power Company and served as chairman of the board until 1930. George Atkinson and his brother, Edward Atkinson (1827-1905), were born to Amos Atkinson (1792-1864) and Anna Sawyer (1795-1871) in Boston, Massachusetts. Edward Atkinson was a statistician and served as vice president of the Anti-Imperialist League of Boston. He married Mary Caroline Heath (1830-1907).


27 image(s) (24 black and white photographic prints, one daguerreotype, and two tintypes)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1974, with subsequent additions

Related Materials

Jackson P. Dick papers, MSS 255, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


This collection was previously catalogued as DIC.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed in 2022.

Jackson P. Dick photographs of the Atkinson Family
Katelyn Leffler
May 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305