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Albertype Company Atlanta souvenir album

Collection number: ahc.VIS213

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photogravures of locations in and around Atlanta during the early 20th century, including the Georgia State Capitol; Piedmont Hotel; Ansley Hotel; Winecoff Hotel; Second Baptist Church of Atlanta; Carnegie Library; First Baptist Church; and the First United Methodist Church.


  • approximately 1915


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Albertype Company, founded in 1890 by brothers Adolph (1845-1938) and Herman Wittemann, was a publishing company based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally known as Wittemann Brothers, it operated from 1890 to 1952, producing over 25,000 prints. The Albertype Company published viewbooks (also known as souvenir albums or view albums) and postcards using the Albertype photographic process. Viewbooks are bound and contain commercially published photographs depicting a place, activity, or event. Albertype Company produced their own photographs and also reproduced photographic images by individual photographers or other companies.


1 item(s) (one souvenir photo album containing 34 photogravures)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1967

Bias in Description

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This collection was previously catalogued as COH.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed in 2023.

Albertype Company Atlanta souvenir album
Halle Smith
March 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305