Skip to main content

Powell family photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS8

Scope and Content

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.


  • approximately 1845-1955


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

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.


15 image(s) (6 cabinet cards, 1 carte-de-visite, one black and white photograph, 3 daguerrotypes, 3 ambrotypes, and 1 tintype)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988

Related Archival Materials

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