Emory Cocke Photographs
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Emory Cocke Photographs

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: Cocke, Emory L., 1897-1980
Title: Emory Cocke Photographs
Dates: 1943 – 1948, undated
Quantity: 51.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 51 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS122

Biographical/Historical Note

A native Atlantan, Emory Cocke graduated from Marist College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1915, and later attended the University of Georgia. He joined the Navy in 1917, and attended officer training school. He later went into business, forming Suni-Citrus Products Company, one of the Southeast’s most successful agricultural businesses.

The International Cotton Exposition of 1881 was one of three expositions in Atlanta designed to attract business and venture capitol to Atlanta. The other two expositions were in 1887 and 1895. Buildings were erected for the 1881 exposition along what is now Ashby Street in West Atlanta. In 1882, these structures were converted into a textile mill, and became the Exposition Cotton Mills, which stood until 1971.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains images depicting the interior of the Exposition Cotton Mills and its employees, spinning equipment and copies of illustrations regarding the International Cotton Exposition of 1881 from Harper’s Weekly. Photographers featured in this collection include Gabriel Benzur, and Lane Brothers, of Atlanta, Georgia.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles provided by staff.


Index Terms

African Americans--1950-1960
Bennett, Lonnie
Benton, William
Benzur, Gabriel
Bradford, G. N.
Branson, Estelle
Cobb, Ommie
Cotton industry--Georgia--Atlanta
Crews, Essie
Edward, Arthur
Exposition Cotton Mills (Atlanta, Ga.)
Felt, Linda
Football teams--Georgia--Atlanta
Glenn, George E.
Halloween
Hughes, Martha
Jefferson Street Methodist Church.
Jordon, Sara
Kilpatrick, B. W., Rev.
Lane Brothers Photo News Service (Atlanta, Ga.)
Looms
Meredith, Elsie
Netherland, James
Nurses--Georgia--Atlanta
Pace, Andrew
Peppers, Gertie
Putnam, Brewer
Strickland, Mamie
Weeks, Harriet
Woods, Leila
Woods, Nettie
World War, 1939-1945--Georgia--Atlanta
York, Geneva

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 122], Emory Cocke Photographs, VIS 122, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Emory Cocke, 1952 (1952.19).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are 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.


Container List

 

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VIS 122.01VIS 122.01 Atlanta City Directory Exposition Cotton Mills entry, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.02VIS 122.02 Army-Navy "E" Award President George E. Glenn receiving, 1943 March 16 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.03VIS 122.03 Baby Contest Nurse holding images from the contest, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.04VIS 122.04 Campbell, Garrett Vice President of J.P. Stevens and Co. N.Y. City and member of Exposition Cotton Mills Board, with Mrs. Emory Cocke, Daughter of Jas. S. Floyd, and an unidentified man, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.05VIS 122.05 Card Grinding and Fixing Class Setting daffer to cylinder, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.06VIS 122.06 Card Room Showing overhead group belt drives, With new type individual Drives, New type control draft drawing, 10x5 fly frame in background, 1948 April 26 and circa 1945 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 122.07VIS 122.07 Cloth Room Inspection machine, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.08VIS 122.08 Cotton, Bale Cotton trucker with old style bale, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.09VIS 122.09 Crompton Loom From 1879, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.10VIS 122.10 Duke of Durham Cigarettes Copy of an advertisement, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.11VIS 122.11 Employee Housing, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.12VIS 122.12 Football Pewee Team, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.13VIS 122.13 Halloween Party Annual Fair, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.14VIS 122.14 Harpers Weekly Composite of Exposition, 1. Entrance to Exposition 2. Picking Cotton 3. Hotel Accommodations near Exposition Grounds 4. R.R. Train 5. Exposition, 1881 October 15 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.15VIS 122.15 Harpers Weekly Sketch by Horace Bradley of the opening address by Governor Colquitt for the Atlanta International Cotton Expo, 1881 October 22 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.16VIS 122.16 Jefferson St. Methodist Church Reverend B. W. Kilpatrick, 886 Jefferson St., N.W. at Lindsey St., circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.17VIS 122.17 Laboratory Sara Jordan checking the diameter of cotton fiber on a micronaire, circa 1945 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 122.18VIS 122.18 Machinist Class Arthur P. Edward, Ga. Tech instructor, with class, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.19VIS 122.19 Nurse Clinic Mrs. Alice Felt and baby (Linda Felt) being weighed by Mrs. Harriet Weeks, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.20VIS 122.20 Patent Model George Draper Ring Spinning Frame , Patent #186,324-5, 1952, 1877 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.21VIS 122.21 Safety Inspection Group, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.22VIS 122.22 Slasher Room Barber Coleman, circa 1945 Mr. William Benton, slasher with moisture Graph, multi-motor drive and stretch control, Mrs. Leila Woods demonstrating hand drawn, circa 1945 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 122.23VIS 122.23 Staff 10-15 years of employment, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.24VIS 122.24 Staff 12-20 years of employment, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.25VIS 122.25 Staff 20-25 years of employment (L-R) Mr. Lonnie Bennett, MR. Andrew Pace, Mr. G. N. Bradford, Mrs. Essie Crews, Mrs. Estelle Branson, Mrs. Omie Cobb, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.26VIS 122.26 Staff 25-40 years of employment, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.27VIS 122.27 Staff Bowling team, James Netherland bowling, circa 1945 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 122.28VIS 122.28 Spinning Frame Class, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.29VIS 122.29 Spinning Machine 1952, "F2", 1950 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.30VIS 122.30 Swimming Pool, circa 1945 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 122.31VIS 122.31 Warp, Spinning Room Mrs. Martha Hughes, undated Barber Coleman, Spoolers and operators (L-R) Geneva York, Gertie Peppers, and Mamie Strickland, circa 1945 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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OS Box 4VIS 122.32 Weave Close shots of sample weaves of different fabrics, undated ( 11.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 122.33VIS 122.33 Weave Room 60" x P special looms, (L-R) Mr. Brewer Putnman, Mrs. Elsie Meredith, Mrs. Nettie Woods, undated ( 1.0 image )