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African American visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS68
Scope and Content This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the...
Dates: 1860-1957, undated

Anderson family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS42
Scope and Content The Anderson family photographs consist of albumen prints, a cabinet card, photographic postcards, and individual and group portrait prints in studio settings and exterior snapshots around the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most of the images are unidentified men, women, and children. Identified individuals include a cabinet card of Jessie M. Anderson, a postcard image of George Ballard, and portrait prints of Alberta Adams, Alberta Anderson, and Ella Mae Matthews. Of interest is a photograph of a...
Dates: approximately 1920-1945

Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS152
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection includes images of residents and homes in the Bedford-Pine district of Atlanta, Georgia during the early 1970’s. The images depict children playing in the streets and on playgrounds as well as adults outside their homes. The photographs depict dilapidated and condemned housing in the area, a few neighborhood storefronts, refuse, and scenes of the Atlanta skyline in the background.

Dates: circa 1970-1971

Benning family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS343
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of the Benning family and the construction of the English-American (Flatiron) Building in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1893-1961, undated

Blanchard family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS283
Scope and Content

This collection consists of portrait images of Blanchard family members, including Waid Hill Blanchard; Martha Lane Hill; Mary Anne Hill; Moses C. Blanchard; and Mary Blanchard.

Dates: approximately 1870

C. W. Motes photographs and drawing

Collection number: ahc.VIS436
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs taken by Columbus Washington "C. W." Motes, as well as portraits of Motes. Additional photographs include his wife, Emma F. White, and their two daughters: Mary Motes Delbridge and Eva Motes. The collection also includes photographs, presumably of his clients, images of titled sculptures, a drawing by C. W. Motes, and a color cased image of his daughter, Mary. Of special note is an ambrotype of Motes during his time as a Confederate soldier in the...
Dates: approximately 1862-1900, undated

Daniel O. Dougherty, Jr.'s photographs of Atlanta public schools

Collection number: ahc.VIS300
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of class photographs from early Atlanta schools, including Calhoun Street School; Calhoun School; Hunter's School for Boys; and Ivy Street School.

Dates: approximately 1881-1904, undated

Davison-Paxon Company photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS205
Scope and Content This collection contains twenty-five black and white photographs of the interior of the Davison-Paxon Company department store on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Fifteen photographs are of Christmas decorations in the toy, men's, home goods, and jewelry departments as well as at the entrance to the store and an overheard view of the main floor (1948-1954). The Christmas photographs also show children and staff members interacting with the decorations as well as the construction of...
Dates: 1948-1959

Druid Hills Elementary Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS133
Scope and Contents of the Records

The photographs in this collection depict activities in Druid Hills Elementary School. The young children from Miss Comfort’s class at Druid Hills Elementary are shown learning in the classroom and outdoors, eating lunch in the cafeteria, and taking naps on the classroom floor. The photographs were taken by a photographer from Reeves Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1935–1936

Eleanor Adair Bull postcard

Collection number: ahc.MSS777f
Scope and Content

The collection contains one postcard sent by Ellen Bull to her babysitter Anne Beaudry. She sent the postcard before boarding a connecting flight from New York to Paris in May.

Dates: 1962

Florence Bryan Ansley family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS246
Scope and Content This collection consists of family photographs of Mrs. Bonneau Ansley (Florence Bryan). Included are images of her parents Judge and Mrs. Shepard Bryan; great-grandmother Sally Addison Cobb Jackson (1847-1915); mother-in-law Florence King Jackson; and Sister Mary Bryan Benedict. Most of the images in the collection are informal photographs of family members taken in the home of Florence Bryan. Of special note is a photo of Florence Bryan and Judge Shepard Bryan standing before a plaque...
Dates: approximately 1880 - 1958

Frances Scarratt McDaniel photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS356
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the Scarratt family, including Charles F. Scarratt, Jr., John Balsios Scarratt, and Edith H. Scarratt, along with photographs of their family businesses. Included are images of employees of the Scarratt Garage; men viewing boats at the Scarratt Boat Company; and images of the family's garage truck. Of special note are images of family members in class photographs at Ivy Street School, North Avenue Presbyterian School, and Highland Elementary School in...
Dates: approximately 1890-1960, undated

George C. Spence family photographs and silhouettes

Collection number: ahc.VIS231
Scope and Content This collection contains one scrapbook of 127 images. These snapshots are mainly of the immediate family of George C. Spence, Sr. and range in date from approximately 1870 to 1945. Subjects include George C. Spence, Sr.; his mother, Cornelia; his sisters, Eudora, Mary, and Eleanor; and his brother, Nat Spence. There are several childhood photographs of George C. Spence, Jr. and his sister Maryanne, as well as photographs of his stepmother, Elizabeth Norman Spence. The images depict the...
Dates: Approximately 1870-1942

Graham W. Jackson visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS34
Scope and Content This collection contains 1,668 images. The images depict Graham Jackson, his family, and Jackson's performances at various events and locations. Also featured are photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Little White House in Warm Springs and theLife magazine photograph by Ed Clark. Other images of politicians include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and President Jimmy Carter. The majority of the photographs are...
Dates: 1913-1981

Hayden family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1183
Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks from Julius Hayden and Evelyn Whitner, Julius' granddaughter. Julius' scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from the presidential election of 1860 as well as the first year of the American Civil War. Evelyn's scrapbook contains image clippings mostly of women, children, and animals. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings from the 1930s and 1940s.

Dates: 1861-1946, undated

Irene Rose Smillie visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS210
Scope and Content

This collection contains cased portraits of family members of Irene Rose Smillie. There are images of Smillie's immediate family including her parents, sisters, and brother. There are also images of her mother's family including Smillie's grandfather, aunt, uncle, and cousin. The collection also contains photographs of Gibraltar, taken by Smillie during cruises across the Atlantic Ocean in 1911, as well as two watercolors painted by Smillie.

Dates: approximately 1850-1915, undated

James Edward Jordan photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS44
Scope and Content

The collection contains portrait prints all presumably taken by James Edward Jordan. The images include portraits of unidentified children, men, and women, predominently posed in a studio setting with painted decorative backgrounds. Of note is one strip of custom postage stamps of an unidentified man.

Dates: approximately 1947-1970

Jane Edith Dunson diary

Collection number: ahc.MSS476f

Joseph F. Buchanan photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS292
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of unidentified Atlantans posed in and around their homes.

Dates: approximately 1895

Kirkwood School scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS822
Scope and Content

This collection consists of seven scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, notices, and correspondence documenting the activities of Kirkwood School.

Dates: 1942-1949

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