Francis E. Price photograph collection
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Francis E. Price photograph 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: Price, Francis E., 1886-1928
Title: Francis E. Price photograph collection
Dates: 1906-1928, undated
Quantity: 167.0 photographs
Quantity: Extent: 167 sepia photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS2

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis E. Price (1886-1928) was the first staff photographer at the Atlanta Constitution. Hired in 1909, he was widely known for his aerial photography. Price married Sallie Mosely Cotten of Montgomery, Alabama. he continued to do commercial photography as well as journalistic until his death in 1928 by gunshot.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes photographs of people, places, and events taken by Atlanta Constitution photographer Francis E. price. Most of the images were probably produced for news stories in the newspaper. Included are photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt; Democratic party leader William Jennings Bryan; Georgia Poet Laureate and Atlanta Constitution columnist Frank L. Stanton; Atlanta Constitution owner and publisher Clark Howell, Sr.; and journalist Henry Grady. Documented events include the Atlanta Fire of 1917; the McKenzie Building Fire; the Round the State Tour; and the Savannah Races. The collection also portrays images of common events such as baseball games, a cattle auction, trains, and building construction. Also included are street scenes and cityscapes in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. Atlanta buildings pictured include the Atlanta United States Post Office, Wesley Memorial Church, and East Lake County Club. The collection also includes personal photos of Price's family and friends.


Arrangement

Alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff


Index Terms

Automobiles--1910-1920
Baseball--Georgia--Atlanta
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Construction--Georgia--Atlanta
East Lake Golf Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Howell, Clark, 1863-1936
Photojournalism--Georgia--Atlanta
Price, Francis E., 1886-1928
Railroads--Georgia--Atlanta
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Sports--Georgia--Atlanta
Stanton, Frank Lebby, 1857-1927
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta
United States Post Office (Atlanta, Ga.)
Wesley Memorial Church (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis E. Price photograph collection, VIS 2, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchase, 1991 (1991.238)

Processing Information note

Collection processed in 2007


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

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 02.01 VIS 02.01Francis E. Price, 1910-1928 ( 2.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.02VIS 02.02Career at Russell Bros. Photography in Anniston, Alabama, circa 1910 ( 6.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.03VIS 02.03Price's work for the Atlanta Constitution, undated ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.04 VIS 02.04Atlanta Constitution staff members, circa 1910 ( 5.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.05VIS 02.05Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Martha Berry of Berry College, circa 1910 ( 9.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.06VIS 02.06Atlanta street scenes, circa 1910 ( 6.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.07VIS 02.07William Jennings Bryan, circa 1910 ( 2.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.08VIS 02.08Atlanta Fire, May 1917 ( 1.0 photographic print )
 

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VIS 02.09 VIS 02.09McKenzie Building Fire, 1914 ( 1.0 photographic print )
 

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VIS 02.10VIS 02.10Round the State Tour, 1910 ( 26.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.11VIS 02.11Unidentified, possibly Round the State Tour, 1910 ( 8.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.12VIS 02.12Price and friends in a car, undated ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.13VIS 02.13Savannah Races, circa 1910 ( 1.0 photographic print )
 

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VIS 02.14VIS 02.14Auto races, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.15VIS 02.15Cattle auction in Winder, Georgia, circa 1910 ( 6.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.16VIS 02.16Horses, undated ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.17VIS 02.17Baseball players and crowd, 1906 – circa 1915 ( 5.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.18VIS 02.18Public gatherings and groups, circa 1915 ( 3.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.19VIS 02.19Atlanta buildings, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.20VIS 02.20Western images, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.21VIS 02.21Houses, circa 1910 ( 3.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.22VIS 02.22Heavy machinery on a railroad bridge, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.23VIS 02.23Construction site, circa 1915 ( 1.0 photographic print )
 

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VIS 02.24VIS 02.24Train worker and train, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.25VIS 02.25Price and his immediate family, circa 1910 ( 5.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.26VIS 02.26Family and friends posed around houses, circa 1920 ( 17.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.27 VIS 02.27Family and friends outside, circa 1920 ( 15.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.28VIS 02.28Posed gunplay with friends, circa 1915 ( 8.0 photographic prints )
 

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VIS 02.29VIS 02.29Unidentified, circa 1910 ( 4.0 photographic prints )