Irene Rose Smillie visual arts collection
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Irene Rose Smillie 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: L. Judson and Company (Newark, N.J.).
Creator: Smillie, Irene Rose, 1871-1955
Creator: Whitehurst, Jesse Harrison, 1819-1875
Creator: Young, J. H., photographer
Title: Irene Rose Smillie visual arts collection
Dates: approximately 1850-1915, undated
Quantity: 24.0 Image(s) (eight ambrotypes, eight daguerreotypes, one carte de visite, five photographs, and two watercolors)
Identification: ahc.VIS210

Biographical/Historical Note

Irene Rose Smillie (b. 1871) was born in Savannah, Georgia, to Robert Thomas Smillie (1829-1900) of New York and Harriet F. (Crandell) Smillie (1833-1883) of New Jersey. She had two sisters, Harriet Anna (1853-1935) and Ellen Westall (1851-1934), and a brother, Frank Chester (1855-1926). Her mother, Harriet F. (Crandell) Smillie, was the daughter of Nehemiah S. Crandall (b. 1806) and had a brother, Edward S. Crandell, and sister, Ann S. (Crandall) Tupman (b. 1834). Ann S. Crandall married William L. Tupman (b. 1829) in 1855, and they had a son, Edward T. Tupman (1855-1892). Irene graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied art at the School of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. She was a member of the City Federation of Women's Clubs of Atlanta, the Reviewers Study Club, Washington Seminary Alumnae, as well as St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Additional biographical information about Irene Rose Smillie has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains cased portraits of family members of Irene Rose Smillie. There are images of Smillie's immediate family including her parents, sisters, and brother. There are also images of her mother's family including Smillie's grandfather, aunt, uncle, and cousin. The collection also contains photographs of Gibraltar, taken by Smillie during cruises across the Atlantic Ocean in 1911, as well as two watercolors painted by Smillie.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Children--Georgia--Atlanta
Crandell family
Fashion--19th century
Portrait photography
Smillie family
Smillie, Ella W
Smillie, Harriet Anna
Smillie, Irene Rose, 1871-1955
Smillie, Robert Thomas, 1829-1900
Watercolor painting--20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Irene Rose Smillie visual arts collection, VIS 210, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1956

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


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

Irene Rose Smillie papers, MSS 193, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


Container List

 

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VIS 210.01VIS 210.01VIS 210.01 Crandell, Edward S., 1855, 1860 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.02VIS 210.02VIS 210.02 Crandell, Nehemiah S., approximately 1866 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.03VIS 210.03VIS 210.03 Gibraltar, 1911 June ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.04VIS 210.04VIS 210.04 Silvey, Mehitable, 1855 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.06VIS 210.06VIS 210.06 Smillie, Harriet Crandell, approximately 1860 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.07VIS 210.07VIS 210.07 Smillie, Harriet Crandell and daughter, Ellen Westall Smillie, approximately 1853 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.05VIS 210.05VIS 210.05 Smillie, Ellen Westall, approximately 1856 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.08VIS 210.08VIS 210.08 Smillie, Harriet Crandell and daughter, Harriet-Anna Smillie, approximately 1855 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.09VIS 210.09VIS 210.09 Smillie, Irene Rose, approximately 1874, 1915 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.10VIS 210.10VIS 210.10 Smillie, Janette Gilcrhist Charnley, approximately 1850 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.011VIS 210.011VIS 210.11 Smillie, Robert Thomas, approximately 1856 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.012VIS 210.012VIS 210.012 Smillie, Robert Thomas and son, Frank Chester Smillie, approximately 1856 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.013VIS 210.013VIS 210.013 Tupman, Ann Smillie Crandell and son, Edward Tupman, approximately 1854 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.014VIS 210.014VIS 210.014 Tupman, William L., approximately 1855 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.015VIS 210.015VIS 210.015 Watercolors, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 210.016VIS 210.016VIS 210.016 Harriet Anna & Ella W Smillie, approximately 1855 ( 1.0 Image(s) )