Waud estate Atlanta area photographs

Waud estate Atlanta area photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Edwards & Son (Photographers).
Title: Waud estate Atlanta area photographs
Dates: 1880s
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 oversize folder B)
Coll. Number: ms1262

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Waud was born in October 1828 and died in April 1891. He was an well-regarded artist and illustrator. Initially from London, he emigrated to the United States in 1850 with the hope of working with John Brougham who was building a theater in New York City. However, the theater was not complete, and so Waud turned to illustration. In the early 1850s, he worked as an illustrator for the Carpet-Bag in Boston. He traveled between New York City and Boston for the rest of the 1850s. Waud illustrated and reported on the Civil War when it broke out in 1861 and continued to do so until its conclusion in 1865.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a large composite photograph (20 x 24 inches) which contains twenty separate views of Alfred Waud's rural estate near Atlanta. The entire grouping was photographed by Edward & Son, Atlanta photographers. The views are chiefly of the residence and outbuildings with one scene showing the north Georgia mountains in the background and another of an interior shot.

Index Terms

Waud, Alfred R., (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 -- Homes and haunts--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta area photographs. MS 1262. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1BPhotograph collage