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Powell family photographs

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: C.W. Motes (Atlanta, Ga.)
Creator: Jeffers, George A.
Creator: Kuhns Photographic Studio (Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: Powell, Chapmon, Dr., 1798-1870
Creator: Powell, Elizabeth Hardman, 1799-1850
Creator: Powell, Ella May, 1863-1955
Creator: Powell, Fielding Travis, Dr., 1828-1898
Creator: Powell, Frank A., 1857-1938
Creator: Powell, Martha Ann Jincie, 1830-1917
Creator: Scovill Manufacturing Company.
Title: Powell family photographs
Dates: approximately 1845-1955
Quantity: 15.0 Image(s) (6 cabinet cards, 1 carte-de-visite, one black and white photograph, 3 daguerrotypes, 3 ambrotypes, and 1 tintype)
Identification: ahc.VIS8

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Chapman Powell (1798-1870) was an early settler of the Atlanta area. He served as sheriff of DeKalb County (1833-1834) and was a member of the Georgia Legislature (1836). Powell lived in a cabin near present-day Clairmont and North Decatur Roads where he practiced medicine. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Hardman Powell (1799-1850), had a daughter, Martha Ann Jincie Powell (1830-1917). Dr. Powell moved to Atlanta in approximately 1850 where he built a house at the corner of Peachtree and Ellis Streets. In 1856, Martha Ann Jincie Powell married Dr. Fielding Travis Powell (1828-1898), a distant relative. Two of their children were Frank A. (1857-1938) and Ella May (1863-1955). Additional biographical information about the Powell families has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains fifteen images documenting three generations of the Powell family. George T. Powell and Ned T. Powell are also represented. The carte-de-visite and cabinet cards were produced by C. W. Motes and Kuhns, both post-Civil War Atlanta photographers.


Index Terms

Ambrotypes
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Clothing and dress--19th century
Daguerreotypes
Powell, George T., Sr.
Powell, Ned T.
Tintypes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Powell family photographs, VIS 8, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988


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

Ella May Powell scrapbooks, MSS 467f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center


Container List

 

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VIS 8.1VIS 8.1Ambrotype, three-quarter length seated portrait of Martha Ann Jincie Powell, child Ella May Powell on lap, and standing child Frank A. Powell, Sr., undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.2VIS 8.2Ambrotype, three-quarter length seated portrait of Martha Ann Jincie Powell, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.3VIS 8.3Tintype, half length seated portrait of an unidentified female, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.4VIS 8.4Daguerreotype, half length portrait of Dr. Chapmon Powell taken by George A. Jeffers, photographer, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.5VIS 8.5Ambrotype, half length portrait of Martha Ann Jincie Powell, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.6VIS 8.6Ambrotype, half length seated portrait of Elizabeth (Betsy) Hardman Powell, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.7VIS 8.7Daguerreotype, three-quarter length seated portrait of an adult with standing child taken by J. M. L. Scovill and W. H. Scovill, plate makers, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.8VIS 8.8Cabinet cards, a carte-de-visite, and one black and white photograph of Ella May Powell, undated ( 6.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 8.9VIS 8.9Cabinet card of George T. Powell, Sr., as a child and one boudoir card of Ned T. Powell, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )