J. Davis Sheppard gelatin dry plate negatives and photographs
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J. Davis Sheppard gelatin dry plate negatives and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheppard, J. Davis, 1921-1999.
Title: J. Davis Sheppard gelatin dry plate negatives and photographs
Dates: circa 1890-1900
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (1 box, 7 folders)
Identification: MS 1669

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 20 gelatin dry glass plate negatives and 6 photographs (4 of which were copied from the negatives). Items 1-20 are scanned printouts of the glass negatives. Items 21-22 are photographs and are kept with the scans. The images include exterior and interior views of unidentified and identified buildings, parks, an asphalt roller, bridges, a buggy, railway yard, sawmill, and images of the French Broad River (N.C.). There are two images of a plantation that has been identified as Deptford Plantation (Chatham County, Ga.). The identity of the photographer is unknown, and the majority of the images are unidentified.

Index Terms

Carriages and carts.
Construction equipment.
Dwellings--North Carolina--Asheville.
French Broad River (N.C. and Tenn.)
Gelatin dry plate negatives.
Plantations--Georgia--Chatham County.
Rivers--North Carolina.
Road rollers.
Sheppard, J. Davis, 1921-1999.

Technical Access Restrictions

Glass plate negatives are restricted from patron use.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], J. Davis Sheppard gelatin dry plate negatives and photographs, MS 1669, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Davis Sheppard, 1987.


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



1Images 1-2: Agriculture, plantations. Deptford Plantation


1Images 3-6: Buildings, unidentified


1Image 7: Dwellings, identified. Hazzard Residence, Asheville (N.C.)


1Image 8: Dwellings, interior, identified. Baldwin-Sheppard Home Reception Hall, 225 E. Hall St., Savannah (Ga.). With accompanying photograph


1Images 9-10: Dwellings, interiors, unidentified


1Images 11-12: Dwellings, unidentified


1Images 13-14: Geographical locations. Unidentified parks


1Image 15: Machinery. Asphalt roller. With accompanying photograph


1Images 16-17: Transportation, bridges. Unidentified bridge


1Image 18: Transportation, carts and buggies. Horse and carriage, with three unidentified people. With accompanying photograph


1Image 19: Transportation, railroads. Unidentified railway yard


1Image 20: Transportation, rivers. French Broad River (N.C.)


2Image 21: Industry, lumber. Unidentified sawmill


2Image 22: Transportation, rivers. River (French Broad River?) and town