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Anderson family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS42

Scope and Content

The Anderson family photographs consist of albumen prints, a cabinet card, photographic postcards, and individual and group portrait prints in studio settings and exterior snapshots around the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most of the images are unidentified men, women, and children. Identified individuals include a cabinet card of Jessie M. Anderson, a postcard image of George Ballard, and portrait prints of Alberta Adams, Alberta Anderson, and Ella Mae Matthews. Of interest is a photograph of a 1923-1924 class at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and images by African American photographers, Paul Poole and Andrew T. Kelly.


  • approximately 1920-1945


Conditions Governing Access

The 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

Biographical information about the Anderson family has not been determined.


56 photographic print(s) (3 albumen prints, 1 cabinet card, 1 photographic postcard, 51 portrait prints)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1990

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2016.

Anderson family photographs
Felicia Render
January 2016
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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305