Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar photograph
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Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Bomar, Benjamin F., Dr., 1816-1868
Title: Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar photograph
Dates: approximately 1865-1868
Quantity: 1.0 Image(s) (one tintype)
Identification: ahc.VIS12

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar (1816-1868) was a physician and businessman who moved to Atlanta in 1847 and was elected Atlanta's second mayor in 1849. He later served as clerk of the Fulton County Superior Court. A native of South Carolina, Bomar practiced medicine in Dahlonega, Georgia, until he moved to Atlanta where he opened a general merchandise store. Bomar married Sarah Elizabeth Lumpkin Haynes in 1840 and the couple had two children, Thomas Haynes and Amaryllis Bomar. The family lived along the Marietta Road, approximately one mile from the city line.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a tintype portrait of Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar. The age of the sitter and unsophisticated manufacture of the case box indicate a post-Civil War date.


Index Terms

Clothing and dress--19th century
Mayors--Georgia--Atlanta
Tintypes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar photograph, VIS 12, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1987


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and 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.


Related Material

Bomar - Killian family papers, MSS 760, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. See BOM 1-3 for additional Bomar family photographs.


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Control

Location

VIS 12.1VIS 12.1Half length tintype portrait of Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar, approximately 1865-1868 ( 1.0 Image(s) )