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Goldberg and Rich family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS456

Scope and Contents

This collection contains daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and cased tintypes of Goldberg and Rich family members. Featured individuals include Marcus and Rachel Goldberg, as well as their children and families. Of special note is a photograph of Rosalind and Valerie Rich as children with an unidentified African American woman, who was likely employed as a family nanny or domestic employee.


  • approximately 1847-1895


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

Marcus Rienzi Goldberg (1810-1889), a prominent Jewish businessman, was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He married Rachel Solomon (1823-1910) and they had seven children, all born in Madison, Georgia: [Amalie?] (1844-1871), Alice (1845-1938), George (1847-1866), Ida Mae (1850-1926), Florence (1852-1928), Jeannette (1855-1899), and Maud (1857-1947). [Amalie?] married Mr. [?] Jackson, and they had one child: [Samuel or Stonewall?] Jackson (1861-?). Alice Goldberg married Julius J. Meyer, and they had one child: Bernard (1868-1944). Ida Mae (1847-1919) married Colonel George W. Roosevelt (1843-1907) in 1874. Florence married Montifiore L. Hutzler (1847-1919) in 1873. Jeanette married James E. Hetherington (1846 -1899). Maud married Morris Rich (1847-1928), co-founder of Rich's Department Store. They had two children: Rosalind (1880-1961) and Valerie (1881-1971). Rosalind married Herman Rosenheim (1876-1961) in 1901 and had two children: Richard Herman Rich (1901-1975), who legally changed his last name to his mother's maiden name, and Katherine Rosenheim Rieser (1906-1993). Valerie married Percy Howell Myers (1882-1957) in 1907 and had two children: Jane Rich Montag (1909-1991) and Betty Myers McAllister (1912-1990). Several members of the family are buried in the Jewish section at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.


9 image(s) (five tintypes, three ambrotypes, and one daguerreotype)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979

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This collection was previously catalogued as MTG.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2023.

Goldberg and Rich family photographs
Kate Daly and Kristen Thomas
October 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305