African American businesspeople -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains an advertisement entitled "A Gallery of the Famous" which illustrates a number of prominent African American figures.
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.
The collection documents the political, civic, educational, professional, family, and social life of members of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families from 1859 through the 1970s. The images document three generations of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families and visually chronicles their rise from slavery to social and political influence. It also provides visual documentation of African American life from Reconstruction to the late 20th century.
This collection documents four generations of the Luckie family, very early members of Atlanta's free African American community.