Photographic Society of America photograph album
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Photographic Society of America photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Photographic Society of America.
Title: Photographic Society of America photograph album
Dates: circa 1970s
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 oversize box)
Identification: MS 1379

Biographical/Historical Note

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) was established in 1938 as "the medium for cooperative action in promoting the arts and sciences of photography and for furthering public education in this field." There are more than one hundred photographers in Georgia who are members of the PSA.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of twenty-eight 8x10 mounted photographs, both color and black and white, comprising the "Peach State Album," created by the Photographers Society of America. The Georgia members of the PSA began a collection of photographs taken by the members based on the theme "This is Georgia." The expanding collection became known as the "Peach State Album." This album of color and black and white prints, mounted for exhibition, was made available to schools, colleges, historical societies, museums, galleries, and business establishments. The subjects include historical sites, the Blue Ridge Mountains, coastal areas, grist mills, gardens, and architecture. Each item contains a title, photographer's name, and its order number from the album. The collection is incomplete, as some numbers are missing.

Index Terms

Georgia--Description and travel.
Photograph albums.
Photographic Society of America.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Photographic Society of America photograph album, MS 1379, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lt. Col. Gregg Puster, 1983.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11"Flint River Ferry" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #1
2"Factors' Walk in Old Savannah" taken by Gregg Puster. #2
3"Processing Kaolin" taken by J. Greg Puster. #5
4"Turpentine Still" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #13
5"Fannin Hall, 1848" taken by John L. Cope. #17
6"Pleasant Reflections" taken by John L. Cope. #18
7"City Shadows II" taken by Ken Bryson. #20
8"Frost Chapel, Berry" taken by Lael Garnett. #24
9"Cabin and Pine" taken by C.F. Luce, Jr. #30
10"Dogwood" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #34
11"Cherokee Rose" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #35
12"Stone Mountain Mill" taken by J. Hal Bauer. #39
13"Morning Gallop" taken by Charles A. Worden. #41
14"Homeward Bound" taken by Richard Alexander. #45
15"Manor House, Barnsley Gardens" taken by Lael Garnett. #50
16"Cypress Swamp" taken by Lael Garnett. #51
17"Stone Mountain Grist Mill" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #53
18"Mountain Laurel" taken by J. Gregg Puster. #54
19"Georgia Winter Wonderland" taken by Lael Garnett. #55
20"Wood Thrush at nest" taken by George A. Dorsey. #56
21-22"Providence Canyon" taken by Arthur Plambeck. #58-59
23"Berry College Waterwheel" taken by J. Hal Bauer. #60
24"Thrasher, Georgia State Bird" taken by Elizabeth Burt. #61
25"Dawn in the Swamp, Radian Springs" taken by C.F. Luce, Jr. #63
26"Atlanta Verticals" taken by C.F. Luce, Jr. #64
27"Gulf Mist, Last of the Stern Wheelters, 1956" taken by Leland C. Burt. #65
28"Waterfront Tavern, Savannah" taken by C.F. Luce, Jr. #66