Loula Kendall Rogers Visual Arts Collection
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Loula Kendall Rogers Visual Arts Collection

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: Rogers, Loula Kendall, 1838-1931
Title: Loula Kendall Rogers Visual Arts Collection
Dates: 1847-ca.1850, undated
Quantity: 9.0 items
Quantity: 1 daguerreotype, 1 pastel on paper, 5 photographic prints, 1 sketch, 1 negative (4 folders and 1 oversized box)
Identification: ahc.VIS168

Biographical/Historical Note

Mrs. Louisa Winifred Kendall Rogers (1838-1931), better known as Loula Kendall Rogers, was born August 31, 1838 at Bellwood Plantation, the home of her parents, Dr. David Lane Kendall (1790-1860) and Mrs. Louisa Rogers Steele (1804-1881). In the 1850s, Loula Kendall drew the pastel of Bellwood Plantation contained in this collection. She was also a prolific poet and writer and graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia in 1857. On January 3, 1863, Miss Kendall married James Henry Rogers, a second lieutenant of the Upson Guards. She later became a faculty member at Gordon Institute in Barnesville, Georgia in 1879. In 1896, she organized the Willie Hunt Smith Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) in Barnesville and served as its president for fifteen years. She also served as the State Recording Secretary of the UDC. In 1914, her book of poetry Golden Rod and Cypress was published. Loula Kendall Rogers died on June 14, 1931.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a daguerreotype, photographic print, and negative of Loula Kendall Rogers at the age of nine as well as an undated photographic print of her at an older age. In addition, the collection contains a sketch and a pastel on paper that Miss Kendall made of her family home, Bellwood Plantation, in the 1850s. A photographic print of the sketch of Bellwood Plantation is also included. The collection also contains a photographic reproduction of a c.1850 daguerreotype of the plantation.


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

Index Terms

Bellwood Plantation (Upson County, Ga.)
Kendall, David Lane, 1790-1860 -- Homes and haunts
Plantations--Georgia--Upson County--1850-1860
Rogers, Loula Kendall, 1838-1931
Steele, Louisa Rogers, 1804-1881 -- Homes and haunts

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Loula Kendall Rogers Visual Arts Collection, VIS 168, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1992 (CGL 1992.52); Purchase, 1996 (CGL 1996.1a).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2008.


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.

Related Material

Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library houses a related collection—the Loula Kendall Rogers papers, Manuscript collection 696.

Container List



VIS 168.01VIS 168.01 Bellwood Plantation, 1850 ( 2.0 photographic prints )


VIS OS Box 32VIS 168.02 Bellwood Plantation, Pastel on paper by Loula Kendall, ca. 1850 ( 1 pastel on paper, framed )


VIS 168.03VIS 168.03 Bellwood Plantation, Sketch by Loula Kendall Rogers, ca. 1850 ( 1 sketch, 1 photographic print )


VIS 168.04VIS 168.04 Loula Kendall, undated ( 1.0 photographic print )


VIS 168.05VIS 168.05 Loula Kendall at Age 9, circa 1847 ( 1 daguerreotype, 1 photographic print, 1 negative )