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Albert F. Bellingrath photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS458

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of Albert F. Bellingrath and members of the McMillan family. Photographs include Bellingrath with Walthall Robertson Joyner (1854-1924) and his family; Ferdinand McMillan with two other members of a Confederate military band in uniform; and William Henry McMillan. Additional photographs include Atlanta Gas Light Company operating and distribution department group portraits and a photograph of the Hunnicutt and Bellingrath Company exterior.


  • 1865-1943


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

Albert Ferdinand Bellingrath (1867-1944) was born to Albert Bellingrath (1838-1903) and Mary George McMillan (1843-1923) in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Lillie Ruth Council (1874-1962) in 1896, and the couple had four children: George Council Bellingrath (1897-1977), Mary Alberta Craig (1901-1989), Lillie Ruth Pruitt (1907-2005), and Caroline Anne Bellingrath (1911-1937). Albert Bellingrath worked as a plumber for his own company, Bellingrath Plumbing Company.

Mary George McMilian was born to William Henry McMillan (1810-1901) and his second wife, Mary Caroline Muller Blue (1806-1860) in Quincy, Florida. They had six other children, including Ferdinand Dallas McMillan (1844-1920). Ferdinand Dallas McMillan enlisted with Company B of the Seventh Georgia Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia in May 1861 as a drummer boy. He was subsequently elected 3rd Sergeant in May 1862 and was mustered out of service in July 1862 for being underage. McMillan also worked for Hunnicutt and Bellingrath Company, located in Atlanta, Georgia, which was under contract by the Confederate States of America during the Civil War to provide nitre and alcohol to the military. McMillan designed and built Fort Peace, also known as The Castle, located at 87 Fifteenth Street, in Atlanta, Georgia.


7 black and white photographic print(s) (five reproductions of ambrotypes or tintypes and two black and white photographic prints)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978, with subsequent additions

Related Materials

McMillan and Bellingrath family documents, MSS 235f, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2024.

Albert F. Bellingrath Photographs
Akash Das
February 2024
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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