Christian Commonwealth photographs

Christian Commonwealth photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Christian Commonwealth (Commonwealth, Ga.).
Title: Christian Commonwealth photographs
Dates: 1897-1899
Quantity: 1.0 folder (55 photographs)
Coll. Number: ms1004

Biographical/Historical Note

The Christian Commonwealth (Commonwealth, Ga.) was a religious community living according to the Sermon on the Mount and led by R. Albertson and organized in 1896. The community operated on the basis of voluntary labor with all wealth shared equally. The community disbanded in 1900 due to a typhoid epidemic.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs of the Christian Commonwealth in Commonwealth, Georgia from 1897 to 1899. Includes images of community members working at the farm, sawmill, and nursery; 4th of July picnic (1899); and children at play.


Arranged by subject.

Index Terms

Agriculture, Cooperative--Georgia--Photographs.
Commonwealth (Ga.)
Cooperative settlements--Georgia--Photographs.
Religious communities--Georgia--Photographs.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Originally part of an album belonging to Ralph Albertson.

Preferred Citation

Christian Commonwealth photographs, MS 1004. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs [buildings and workers], 1897-1899 ( 55.0 photographs (5x3.5cm) )