Jacob Haas photographs
Scope and Content
This collection contains portraits of Jacob and Caroline "Carrie" Haas.
- Haas, Jacob (Person)
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.
Jacob Haas (1844-1909) was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1860. Haas first settled in Philadelphia with his uncle, who shared the same name. He traveled around the country as a peddler and representative for a cigar manufacturer before moving to Atlanta. In 1871, Haas married his first cousin, Caroline Haas (1847-?), and they had seven children: Edgar, Leopold, Herbert, Blanche, Clementine, Elsa and Beulah. Caroline was known as the first white female born in Atlanta after the city changed its name from Marthasville in 1847. Jacob Haas was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1888, where he served for three years. He also served as a member of the Board of Health, and as president of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
5 image(s) (five cartes-de-visite)
VIS 316 was previously catalogued as HAS.
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Jacob Haas photographs
- Timothy Cole Hale
- September 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.