Reeves Studios Photographs
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Reeves Studios Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Reeves Studios (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Reeves Studios Photographs
Dates: 1925-1930, undated
Quantity: 56.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 56 black and white photographic prints and 56 negatives
Identification: ahc.VIS162

Biographical/Historical Note

Reeves Studios was a photography service specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. The business was founded in 1914 by Walter and C. Walton Reeves. Its original location was 91 ½ Whitehall Avenue, but the firm changed locations many times. The business last appeared in the Atlanta city directory in 1984.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is a blend of photographs that includes images of businesses in Atlanta, Georgia, and portraits of individuals. Some of the businesses include Buick Motor Company, Chevrolet Motor Company, Southern Agricultural Corporation, West Lumber Company, Seydel-Wooley Company, Silvers Brothers Company, Dahl’s Florist, Exposition Cotton Mills, Cathcart Van and Storage Company, Westview Cemetery, and Blackman Health Resort, which was a sanitarium. Included among these images are interior views of the General Motors plant showing assembly line activities, and also interior views of the Exposition Cotton Mills. Portraits of individuals include Walter P. Andrews, G. F. Willis, and a group of telephone operators for Southern Bell and Telegraph Company.


This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Andrews, Walter P.
Assembly-line methods--1920-1930
Avondale Estates (Ga.)
Bathing suits--1920-1930
Burt family -- Monuments--Georgia--Atlanta
Monuments & memorials--Georgia--Atlanta
Payne family -- Monuments--Georgia--Atlanta
Swimming pools--Georgia--Atlanta
Vandergriff, B. B.
Water tanks--Georgia--Atlanta
Willis, G. F.

Location of Originals

This collection contains copy prints of original negatives where indicated in the inventory. Patrons will be given access to copy prints only.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 162], Reeves Studios Photographs, VIS 162, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Knapp, 1976 (1976.146).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


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



VIS 162.01VIS 162.01 Andrews Walter P., undated ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.02, CS Box 1VIS 162.02 Avondale Estates Pool, circa 1930 ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.03, CS Box 1VIS 162.03 Blackman Health Resort, 172-174 Capitol Avenue, undated ( 6.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.04,CS Box 1 VIS 162.04 Buick Motor Company 512-516 Spring Street, circa 1926 ( 3.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.05, CS Box 1VIS 162.05 Cathcart Warehouse 102 Houston Street, undated ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.06, CS Box 1VIS 162.06 Chevrolet Motor Company McDonough Boulevard and Sawtell Road, circa 1928 ( 9.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.07, CS Box 1VIS 162.07 Dahl's Florist 72 Broad Street NW, undated ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.08, CS Box 1VIS 162.08 Exposition Cotton Mills 1100 Marietta Street, circa 1925 ( 5.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.09, CS Box 1VIS 162.09 Silvers Brothers Company 85-87 Whitehall Street, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.10, CS Box 1VIS 162.10 Southern Agricultural Corporation, circa 1930 ( 5.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.11, CS Box 2 VIS 162.11 Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Group, undated ( 4.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.12, CS Box 2VIS 162.12 Stickly, Mrs., undated ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.13, CS Box 2VIS 162.13 Seydel-Wooley Company 748 Rice Street NW, circa 1925 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.14,CS Box 2 VIS 162.14 West Lumber Company, circa 1928 ( 3.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.15, CS Box 2VIS 162.15 Westview Cemetery Includes grounds and Payne, Burt family mausoleum, undated ( 6.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.16, CS Box 2 VIS 162.16 Willis, G. F., undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.17,CS Box 2 VIS 162.17 Unidentified child with doll, circa 1930 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 162.18, CS Box 2VIS 162.18 Unidentified hospital, circa 1925 ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 162.19, CS Box 2VIS 162.19 Unidentified road, undated ( 1.0 image )