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Mary Ann Edmondson Bresee's fashion scrapbook

Identifier: ahc.MSS1111

Scope and Content

This collection contains one scrapbook of paper dolls with fabric clothing, showcasing fashion designs from 1926 and 1927.


  • 1926-1927


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Mary Anne Edmondson Bresee (1932-2017) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Robert "Ray" Andrew (1904-1979) and Mary Candler Edmondson (1912-1980). She graduated from Washington Seminary and attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She married Arthur Edmondson and they had one daughter, Mary. The family moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and then to Orange Park, Florida, before returning to Georgia. Bresee worked as a volunteer Red Cross Nurse Aide at Grady Memorial Hospital and was active in a variety of social and volunteer groups, including the Junior League, the WTCG Children's television series Romper Room, the Jacksonville Children's Museum, and the Cummer Gallery of Art. In addition, she belonged to a number of religious congregations including the Lakewood Methodist Church, the Orange Park Methodist Church, and High Point Community Church. As a collector of snuff bottles, she was a member of the Snuff Bottle Society and displayed her collection at the Cummer Gallery and the Norton Gallery in Palm Beach.


0.475 linear ft. (one document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2006

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
Mary Ann Edmondson Brese's fashion scrapbook
Kelley Warrington
February 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305