Dr. Amey Chappell visual arts collection
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Dr. Amey Chappell 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: Chappell, Amey, Dr.
Creator: Currier & Ives.
Creator: Price, Francis E., 1886-1928
Title: Dr. Amey Chappell visual arts collection
Dates: 1865-1945
Quantity: 16.0 Image(s) (twelve photographs, two postcards, two prints)
Identification: ahc.VIS46

Biographical/Historical Note

Amey Chappell (5 November 1900- 24 March 1986) was born in Rhode Island and moved with her parents, Elwin E. and Mary M. Chappell, to Atlanta, Georgia, before she was ten years old. In the 1920s, she attended Oglethorpe University and Emory University. She became a doctor and practiced medicine in Atlanta. She was a trustee of Piedmont College in the 1950s. Emory University School of Medicine and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta set up scholarships in her name. Additional biographical information about Dr. Amy Chappell has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs, prints, and postcards collected by Dr. Amey Chappell. The images depict people in Atlanta, Georgia, or unidentified areas in Georgia. Included in the collection is one printed panorama view of the May 21, 1917 Atlanta Fire; one Currier and Ives lithograph depicting the capture of Atlanta during the Civil War; one postcard depicting the Tallulah Apartment at 87 Washington Street, circa 1905; one souvenir postcard booklet of Atlanta; and twelve photographs.

The photographs include various Atlanta landmarks such as the Capital City Club, Central Congregational Church, and the lake at Grant Park. Also included are rural scenes of a distillery, a log cabin, a tobacco field, and a lumber mill. Other images are class photographs, a chain-gang, and an African American boy on a city street corner.

Index Terms

African American prisoners--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Capital City Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Distilling, Illicit--Georgia--Atlanta
English-American Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Flatiron Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Grant Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Great Fire, Atlanta, Ga., 1917
Historic buildings--Georgia
Lithography--19th century
Log cabins--Georgia
Lumber trade--Georgia--Atlanta
Miller School (Atlanta, Ga.).
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Street photography--Georgia
Tobacco farmers--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Amey Chappell visual arts collection, VIS 46, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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

Dr. Amey Chappell Valentine card collection, MSS 714f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Container List




VIS 46.01VIS 46.01VIS 46.01 Photographs and postcards, 1895-1945 ( 14.0 Image(s) (12 photographs, 2 postcards) )



VIS 46.02OS Box 27VIS 46.02 Print, The Capture of Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 2d 1864 by the Union Army under Major Genl. Sherman, 1865 ( 1.0 Image(s) )



VIS 46.03FF 271VIS 46.03 Print, A Panoramic View of Atlanta's Five Millon Dollar Fire, 1917 ( 1.0 Image(s) )