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Agatha Sheehan photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS359

Scope and Content

The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.


  • approximately 1900, undated


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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Agatha Sheehan (1878-?) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Cornelius J. (1828-1888) and Elizabeth McCarthy Sheehan (1839-1906). She had five siblings: Cornelius, Belle, Claire, Caroline, and Elizabeth. Sheehan was a member of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Additional biographical information about Agatha Sheehan has not been determined.


12 image(s) (12 sepia tone photographs)




VIS 359 was previously catalogued as SHE.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2019.
Agatha Sheehan photographs
Francis Noon
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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