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Photograph Subject Files
The Photograph Subject Files contain photographs depicting various aspects of life in DeKalb County. The subjects covered in this collection and their corresponding box numbers are listed below, as well as descriptions of their contents.
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Adams, Salathiel and his wife Annie Catherine Ball Adams
Alexander, Hooper (two photographs of Mr. Alexander sitting at desk)
Alexander, William Prescott
Alston, Col. Robert A. (photograph of portrait)
Austin-Stannard-Shonk family- Henry, Stella, Dr. Nat
Badger, Dr Roderick, dentist
Bagwell, Sally (see also Austin, Aurelia)
Ball, John W.
Bell, James Addison- Lithonia
Bell, Piromis Hulsey
Bell, Richard– former DeKalb County District Attorney
Blackmon, Marbut- mayor of Lithonia
Brown, Martha (Martha Brown United Methodist Church, Metropolitan & Moreland Ave., ca. 1904)
Burges, Dodies (oversized photo)
Cherry, Jim (see also Ward, Judson)
Chivers, Thomas Holley
Cleland, Monroe and Lillian
Cobb, Charles H
Coffey, Marie and George, 1901
Crump, R A-Avondale patrolman, 1966
Dabney, William Joel (2nd from right -group photograph with Guy Webb, Eugene Allen, Homer F. George)
Davis, Anna E.
DeKalb legal community, various, 1950s
Erwin, Eugenia, March 23, 1899
Farnham Brothers (not necessarily DeKalb, but part of Ed Cummins Collection)
Fellows, Willis S.
Felton, Rebecca Latimer (one portrait, taken 11/22/1922, the day she addressed the U.S. Senate)
Ferguson, Stella Lanier, August 1983
Florance, Sam and Mary Wingate (standing in front of house in Avondale Estates, c. 1928)
Flowers family, Tucker
Forsyth, John (two sketches)
Fraser, Reverend Donald
Freeman, Mary Hines
George, B.B., Lithonia
Gilmer, George R (see also Berrien, John MacPherson)
Grizzell, Roy Ames Charles
Hand, Dick -former police chief
Hastings, Stanley & Gladys
Henry, Dora Jones
Hudgins family portrait (c. 1914)
Hutcheson family (one photograph of Judge John B. Hutcheson and one photograph of Rebecca Hutcheson)
Hyde, Patty (wedding photographs)
Jarvis, Robert P. (Pat)
Johnson, Emma Jane Swift- Lithonia
Johnson family- Oakdale Road
Johnson, Jean Harris
Johnson family (Willie Lilenah Medlock, and Daniel W. Johnson marriage photograph, 1887, Geordie Johnson, age 1, photograph)
Johnson, Willie and Viola Clark- Lithonia
Jones, Abram Tillman “Tim”
Keys, Marion– Lithonia
Kurtz, Wilbur (artwork)
Levetan, Liane, with Sue Ellen Owens (director of DeKalb History Center), 1980
Looney, James Shook– city manager of Decatur
Lynch, John Henry
McCloud, Rev. B. J
McCook, B Sam– Lithonia, circa 1908
McKinney, Charles Daniel
McKoy, Laura (two photographs – copyright belongs to Atlanta Historical Society)
Mann, Thomas A
Marbut, Mercer and Linette
Medlock, Willie Vilenah- 1905
Mendenhall, Dr and Mrs– Chamblee
Metz, James H– Decatur Board of Commissioners, July 1964
Mitchell, Henry McDaniel
Mitchell, Jerome and Lula
Moore, John Wesley
Moore, Madge and Pierce
Morgan, Cicero, 1933
Morris, George Washington “Watt” (founder of Cedar Grove Methodist Church, later called Morris Chapel)
New, Georgia (Mrs. Edward G.)
O’Neal, Leon family
Outlaw, Mary Jane Foy
Oxford, John M, Ray A. Grizzell
Park, Branson and Lawton
Park, Robert and Wynette- Panola Shoals Covered Bridge
Pike, Pete and Jerri
Powers, Frank- Lithonia
Quinn, Larry Eugene– DeKalb County police
Ragsdale, J.D. (see also Macedonia Baptist Church, Photograph Subject Files, Box 6)
Rankin, Elizabeth and Guy
Reagin, New– Lithonia
Redding, J F– mayor of Decatur, GA., 1959
Reid, C.S. and Everett Williams
Rickard, George Morgan
Scott, George Washington & Agnes Irving
Scott, Glynn Armitage, with Brenda Hart and Judy Armitage
Scott, Tommy “Ramblin'” or “Doc” Tommy Scott
Simpson family (including Homer Simpson, Fuller Simpson & Margaret Hill, Lulu Simpson)
Singleton family (1910: Robert J. Singleton, Mary Elizabeth Vaughn Singleton, Bryan Singleton, Robert Jr., Dolly and Linda Singleton, Sally Anderson, and Ida Mae Coggins)
Southard, Dr. R.S.
Steele, Leslie J.
Stibbens, A– Civil War photo
Tapp, Jud and Dora Braswell– Doraville
Townsend, Martha Ann Almand
Trotti family (see also Candler, Scott Sr.)
Wallace, Robert (wedding pictures)
Ward, Judson, with Jim Cherry
Ware, Tom, with Roy Cale or Cole
Webb, J.W. (Deputy Sheriff who was murdered in 1919)
Weekes family (including James William, Eugenia Weekes, and Lorena Weekes)
Weems family (Confederate veterans, Charlotte Weems, Drew Willie Weems, Lula Weems, Minnie Weems, James Thomas Weems)
Wilson, Elizabeth- city commissioner and mayor of Decatur
Woods, Lt. Jerome – Lithonia
Several folders of unidentified
Photographs of unidentified individuals and groups may also have an unknown provenance. There are several photographs of Confederate soldiers in uniform as well as others from the 19th century. Some photographs are from the Georgia Archives Vanishing DeKalb submissions, so watch for rights information.
Business and Industry / Box 6 (A-K)
Abrams Store, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Arabia Mountain Stone Crushing Co.- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Atlantic and Pacific, Decatur- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Bailey’s Shoe Shop
Barnett’s Store – Lithonia
Belle Shop, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Big Ledge Quarry, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Bond, J.B. & W.A. general store, Rock Chapel, Road- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Bond, J.B. & W.A. sawmill- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Bowen Press, Decatur- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Burgess, E.N. farm, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Burgess, E.N. general merchandise, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Cedar Grove Dairy- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Cedar Grove Garage- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Century Motors Cadillac
Chupp, Joshua LaFayette farm, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Clarkston butcher- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Cofer Brothers Merchandise, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Coffey’s Dry Goods, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Cook’s Drugs- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Davidson Stone Mountain Granite Company- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Decatur Bank and Trust/Bank of Decatur
Decatur-general street scenes
DeKalb Farmers Market
DeKalb Federal Savings and Loan
DeKalb Granite- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
DeKalb Supply Company
First National Bank of Decatur (see also our Special Collections page, First National Bank collection)
Flat Shoals Service Station- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Freeman Drug Store- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
George, H.F. and M.H. general store
Goodard, I. B., store, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Hairston, William T., cotton gin, Wesley Chapel- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Haralson, J.B. service station- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Haynes, George Washington store- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Hello World Grocery- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Holcombe Television- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Hudson and Rogers, Sycamore & McDonough, Decatur- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
John W. Hunt farm & sawmill, Tucker- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Ideal Place, The- Nour store in Stone Mountain
Johns, Charlie store, late 1950s
Johnson, C.C. dairy
J.C. Johnson’s Store, Lithonia- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Kirkwood Ambulance- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Business and Industry / Box 7 (L-Z)
Lithonia Banking Company
Lithonia Feed Store
Lithonia Mule Market
M&M Grocery – Lithonia
Mama Mia’s Pizza – Stone Mountain
Matthew McClellan’s Garage
McClellan & Abram Auto Accessories – Stone Mountain Rd.
McWilliams, J.W. store – East Atlanta
Mitchell’s Mill – Lithonia
Morgan, Grady portable sawmill
Morgan’s Service Station
Morris, John Hamilton farm
Panola Light & Power Co.
Panter’s Barber Shop
Peachtree DeKalb Airport
Pierce, W.O. Dairy
Pine Mountain Quarry
Powell, M.D. Granite Co. – Lithonia
Ramspeck and Weekes Bros. Stores
Roberts Grocery – Lithonia
Scottdale Mill, includes a picture of the 1915 band
Scottdale Mill, from poster found at DHC with key and map, interior and exterior
Scottdale Steel Mill, 2012.26
Shields Meat Market
Southern Printing and Novelty – Lithonia
Stone Mountain Bank
Stone Mountain Granite Company
Studdard’s Shoes- Stone Mountain
SunTrust Bank (unidentified individual)
Syrup Mill (sorghum)
Thompson’s Mill – Lithonia
Tucker’s Drug Store – Lithonia
Veal’s Mill, 1890
Weaver, Hannah Farm
Weekes Brothers Grocery store
Wells, G.D. Country Store- Stone Mountain
Wells, Steve Furniture Company- Stone Mountain
Whitley’s Store – Lithonia
Churches / Box 8
Belmont Methodist Church, Covington Highway- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Bethsaida Baptist-Stone Mountain
Clairmont Baptist Church- 14 photographs of the adult and child choirs, c. 1965
Clarkston First Baptist Church- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Doraville Presbyterian- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
East End Methodist, Decatur- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Epworth Methodist, Inman Park- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo(s) belong(s) to the Georgia Archives.
First Baptist Church- Decatur
First Methodist Church, Decatur
First Presbyterian- Decatur
Forrest Hills Baptist-Decatur
Jackson Hills Baptist- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Lithonia Central Baptist
Lithonia First Methodist
Lithonia Methodist Episcopal South- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Lithonia Union Methodist
Lithonia United Methodist- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Lutheran Church- Decatur
Macedonia Baptist Church
Methodist campgrounds- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
(United)Methodist Children’s Home
Methodist Episcopal Church, Stone Mountain- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Midway Presbyterian- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Mt. Zion Baptist, Decatur, no year– near cemetery, no longer there
Oakhurst Baptist- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Ousley Chapel Methodist Church (originally Briarwood Church)- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Peachtree Baptist, 1903-04
Pleasant Hill Baptist- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Prospect Methodist- North DeKalb
Rock Chapel Methodist
Rockland United Methodist, no year
St. Paul A.M.E.- part of the Vanishing DeKalb book/series. Photo belongs to the Georgia Archives.
Thankful Baptist- Decatur
Zion Baptist- Stone Mountain
Cities and Communities / Box 9
Atlanta misc. street scenes
Chamblee – including a 1979 picture of Mayor Woodie Malone cutting ribbon for underpass
Decatur – three folders; misc. scenes of Decatur, from the mid 20th century to present
Decatur – miscellaneous slides
Decatur- Reception at the Federal Savings and Loan building for All Working 4 Decatur, 1966
Decatur Sister city – Bousse, Burkina Faso, West Africa – photographs of a trip there in 1985 by Decatur city officials
Dunwoody – including Cheek Mill, Spruill Farm, homes along Mt. Vernon Road, c. 1985; Dunwoody Gardens
Lithonia – including photographs of quarry workers, c. 1930; 1 photograph of quarry workers located in the oversize photograph box; envelope of misc. homes in Lithonia
Redan – including Post Office, 1987 (after snow storm)
Stone Mountain- including 1996 Olympic Torch Relay
Tucker – including Standard Oil Building, c. 1945 (Jimmy Venable owned it and the Ku Klux Klan met there in the early part of the 20th century; two prints and several Polaroid photographs of Brownings Courthouse, 1985)
Winnona Park – including photograph of Kirk Road, c. 1922; Avery Street, c. 1922; Winnona Park Elementary School, c. 1922
Government: people, buildings, agencies / Box 10
Robert T. “Bobby” Burgess Public Safety Building
City of Decatur Police
City of Lithonia offices fire
Clinton-Gore Campaign 1992
Decatur City Commission
Decatur City Council
Decatur City Hall
Decatur DeKalb Library
Decatur Fire Engine, 1914
Decatur Fire Station #1
Decatur Post Office
Decatur Recreation Center
Decatur Water Works
DeKalb Board of Education
DeKalb Building- Trinity Place and North McDonough, Decatur
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
DeKalb Convict Labor Farm
DeKalb County Courthouse Annex
DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Activities
DeKalb County fire engines
DeKalb County Fire Station #4
DeKalb County Fire Stations – #3 and #18
DeKalb County Grand Jury
DeKalb County Health Center
DeKalb County Jail
DeKalb County Officers
DeKalb County Police
DeKalb Health Department, Clairemont
Democratic Party- Spring Fund Raising Dinner at the Plantation House Restaurant, Stone Mountain; dated 5/19/1973
“Laurel” DeKalb Water Plant
Old Decatur Water Tower
Senior Connections- 5238 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee
Homes and Places (A-L) / Box 11 (see also Architecture files)
103 Springdale Road- J.T. Wikle
141 E. Trinity Place
422/424 West Ponce de Leon- “Rock House”
1848 North Decatur Road
Alston – 260 Morgan Street or 2420 Alston Drive- “Meadow Nook”
Argo- 130 Hillyer Place
Avary-Fulton- 205 S. Columbia Drive
Baldwin- 461 Oakdale Rd
Bellingrath- 217 Atlanta Avenue
Benning- Oakdale Rd
Billups cabin- Decatur
Bond, Eason M. Jackson- Rock Chapel Rd, Lithonia
Brown, Marcus L.- Clairmont Rd
Burdine- 627 Sycamore
Burgess, Edward Newton- Covington Hwy
Byrd, John Plantation- River Rd
Candler-McKinney-Clarke-146 S Candler
Carter, Jesse Gordon- Tucker
Chivers home, “Villa Allegra”- 339 College Ave
Clark Family- Cedar Grove Rd.
Clark, Robert E. Lee- Miller Rd
Compton, Martha Lumpkin
Durand Farm, “Hawthorn”
Evans, John and Mary
Gay, Mary house
George, Benjamin F.- Lithonia
Goodwin- Peachtree Rd, Brookhaven
Gordon, John B.- Kirkwood
Gresham, John N.- 3300 Briarlake Rd
Hampton – 213 Hillyer Place
Harwell cabin- Decatur
Haynes, George Washington
Houston- 418 Church St
Houston Mill – Emory
Housworth cabin- S. Goddard Rd, Lithonia
Hudson, Pliney Eli- LaVista Road, Tucker
Hudson, William Guy
Jackson, Christopher Columbus- Flat Shoals Rd
Jackson, Thomas Christopher- Candler Rd
Jackson, Daniel E.- McDonough St
Johnson, George Washington
Kuhn estate- 1260 McLendon
Lithonia Methodist parsonage
Lyon Farm (near Panola Mountain)
Homes and Places (M-Z) / Box 12 (see also Architecture files)
(The) Manor- Stone Mountain
McCurdy, John Franklin- Stone Mountain
McCurdy, John W.- Stone Mountain
McCurdy, William Tarleton – East Mountain St, Stone Mountain
McWilliams, Morse- “Great Oaks”
Montgomery Home- Sycamore Street
Moore Family- Moore Rd off Bouldercrest
Moore, Samuel D.- Cedar Grove Rd
Morgan Street/Alston Dr- East Lake
Morris, John Brandon- “Cedar Grove”
Morris, John Hamilton- North Decatur Rd
Norton Home, Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road
Norton Davidson home- Lithonia; architect H.A. Rawlins
Park, Russell- 5198 Rock Springs Rd, Lithonia
Patterson home- Rehoboth
Powell, Oliver house
Ragsdale, George W.- Lithonia
Ramspeck, George A.- East Ponce and Church St
Rowland (deJarnette) Home- 218 Barry St
Sage Home (Briarcliff/Zonolite/Sage Hill shopping ctr.)
Sams Home- College Ave (and other Sams related)
Sayward, William J.
Scott, Sycamore St (Scott Cooper)
Scott, G.W.- Clearwater, FL holiday home
Scottish Rite- West Hill St and Oakview (see also Special Collections, Scottish Rite collection, #2002.60)
Sheppard, William L.
Smith, Judge C.W., “Kildare”- 165 Whitefoord Ave NE
Smith, Tullie- 2223 N. Druid Hills Rd then Atlanta History Center, Paces Ferry
Stonehaven (Hugh Howell Jr.) (also see Venable-Howell)
Sutton-Duke Home- 209 N Candler
Swanton House- 240 Atlanta Ave, then Trinity Place
BOX 12A: (see also Architecture files)
Sycamore Street homes
Thomas/Barber cabin- Trinity Place
Thompson Family- Rockbridge Rd
Tilly, Atticus N.- Cedar Grove Rd
Trinity Place Historic complex
United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) House- 120 Avery St
Venable-Howell Home- Stone Mountain (also see Stonehaven)
Weekes, Hamilton- Church St
White, James Monroe-White’s Mill Rd
Williams-Evans “High House”
Old Courthouse / Box 13 (see also Architecture files)
1897-1900, Temporary Courthouse
Architectural Plans and Misc.
Banner Day (DeKalb Historical Society), 1991
Confederate Memorial Day
DeKalb Historical Society Museum
Fast Food filming, 1988
First Courthouse replica
Fourth Courthouse with cupola, pre-1916 fire
Ice Storms; 1935, 2000
Judge Tillman Tree- May 21, 1997
Older Interior shots
Renovations 1 of 2
Renovations 2 of 2
Third Courthouse, 1847-1898
Military & Markers / Box 14
Atlanta and Surrounds –prints from the Ed Cummins Collection-Civil War
Confederate trenches at New Hope church-May 26, 1864
Governor’s Horse Guards, ca 1906
Lawson General Hospital
Vietnam Memorial Plaque Dedication, 1986
War bond rally
World War I
World War II
World War II Decatur Service Men’s Center
World War II Georgia State Guard Unit 202
Organizations & Parks / Box 15
Antique Lovers Club
Capital City Club, Atlanta
Clarkston Grandmothers Club
Confederate Reunions and Groups
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)
Druid Hills Golf Club
Junior League, Nov 1996
Lithonia Woman’s Club
Masonic Lodge Pythagoras, Number 41
Rotary Club marker dedication, June 1996
School Safety patrol
Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp (Harold Byrd Post #66; Albert Mims Wilkinson)
Lithonia Park and Stadium
Stone Mountain Park
Wade Walker Park
General & Schools (A-F) / Box 16
Antoinette Johnson School, Oakdale Rd
Avondale Elementary and High School
Beacon School, 1962
Boys High School
Bruce Street School, Lithonia
Chamblee High School
College Heights, 1962
Decatur Board of Education
Decatur Boys High School, c. 1913
Decatur Girls High School
Decatur High School
Decatur High School, 1952-1953
Decatur High School, 1971
DeKalb School Slides, 1949
Derden, John B., East Atlanta, 1923-1924
Druid Hills High School
Dunwoody Elementary, no year
East Lake School
Schools (G-Z) / Box 17
Glen Haven Elementary School
Glennwood/Glenwood Grammar/Elementary School
Herring Street School, no year
Hi Y Commercial High School
Hooper Alexander, Avondale, no year
Lithonia Elementary and High School
Montreal School, Tucker
Murphey Candler, no year
Old Tenth Street School, Atlanta, 1900-1915
Ponce de Leon Elementary
Ponce de Leon Elementary PTA
Powell Academy, Klondike, S. Goddard Rd
Redan School, 1914-1920s
Rock Chapel School, 1940
Southwest DeKalb High School, 1930s-1940s
Stone Mountain Elementary and High School
Sylvan Hills School, Smoke Rise, no year
Thomson, W.D., 1930-1950s
Trinity High School, 1959-1966
Tucker Elementary and High School, 1900s-1930s
University School, Stone Mountain
Wesley Chapel School, no year
Winnona Park Elementary, 1922 or 1923
Schools: Colleges and Universities / Box 18
Columbia Theological Seminary
Emory Village area and Emory buildings (Woodruff Library has rights)
Emory Alumni Office
Emory Glee Club
Methodist General conference (formed Emory University)
Reform Medical College
University of Georgia, 1895-96
Transportation / Box 19
Decatur Depot, Georgia Railroad
Inman Yards, 1960
Snapfinger Creek Bridge
Stone Mountain Freeway
Stone Mountain Railway
Streets and Roads, miscellaneous