W. Edwin Mims collection of Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographs
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W. Edwin Mims collection of Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mims, W. Edwin.
Title: W. Edwin Mims collection of Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographs
Dates: 1930
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1741

Biographical/Historical Note

W. Edwin Mims from Jacksonville, Florida, was a mechanical engineer with the Seaboard Coastline Railroad and the son of W. H. Mims, a Central Georgia mechanical engineer. He is a collector and photographer of images associated with railroads and railroad companies.


Scope and Content Note

The W. Edwin Mims collection of Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographs date from 1930. The 4x5 inch prints were made from digital scans of the 20-8x10 inch sheet film negatives. The photo-cds contain both 300dpi and 800 dpi digital images are shelved separately. The photographs were taken by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographer of scenes in Augusta and Savannah, Georgia. Photographs pertaining to the Atlantic Coastline Railroad include the main office and a view of the wharves in Savannah, Georgia. The Savannah photographs include downtown views of Broughton, Bull, and State streets. Store fronts and buildings viewable are the J.S. Pinkusshohn Cigar Company, Falks Menswear, the Savannah Board of Trade, A.E. King Sons Realtor, Masonic, YMCA, and the Independent Presbyterian Church. A billboard advertisement for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Camel cigarettes, "Open them up. Smokers prefer Camels," is viewable above the Savannah Board of Trade building. Other views of Savannah include views of Forsyth Park's fountain and Confederate monument, Wormsloe Gardens, and Victory drive. There is one photograph from Wilmington Island of the Oglethorpe Hotel, sometimes called General Oglethorpe Hotel, now the Savannah Sheraton, built in 1925.

Several photographs are of the golf resort hotels in the Summerville neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia, which include the three views of the Bon Air-Vanderbilt Hotel built in 1889, two views of the Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, built in 1926, and the Partridge Inn, built in the early 1800s and converted into an inn during the 1900s. The collection is arranged in order of the numbering system written on the negatives created by the photographer.

The negatives in this collection are restricted from patron use.


Index Terms

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Augusta (Ga.)
Black-and-white negatives.
Broughton Street (Savannah, Ga.)
Bull Street (Savannah, Ga.)
CD-ROMs.
Church buildings--Georgia.
City halls--Georgia--Savannah.
Cityscapes--Georgia--Savannah.
Digital images.
Forsyth Park (Savannah, Ga.)
Hotels--Georgia--Augusta.
Hotels--Georgia--Savannah.
Monuments--Georgia--Savannah.
Parks--Georgia--Savannah.
Photographs.
Railroad companies--Georgia.
Resorts--Georgia--Augusta.
Savannah (Ga.)
Streets--Georgia--Savannah.
Victory Drive (Savannah, Ga.)
Wharves--Georgia--Savannah.
Wormsloe Plantation (Savannah, Ga.)
Young Men's Christian Association (Savannah, Ga.)

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

Digital images require computer equipment and related software.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], W. Edwin Mims collection of Atlantic Coastline Railroad photographs, MS 1741, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of W. Edwin Mims, 2003.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

The negatives in this collection are restricted from patron use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has 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 as the owner of copyright in items created by the donor. Although copyright was transferred by the donor, copyright in some items in the collection may still be held by their respective creator(s). For further information contact the Division of Library and Archives.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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11741-01: Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-31-1.) View online.
 

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11741-02: Atlantic Coastline Railroad Wharves, Savannah, GA, 1930 March 26 (Original Negative Number: H-31-3.) View online.
 

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11741-03: Bon Air-Vanderbilt Hotel, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 4 (Original Negative Number: H-217-1.) View online.
 

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11741-04: Bon Air-Vanderbilt Hotel, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 4 (Original Negative Number: H-217-2.) View online.
 

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11741-05: Bon Air-Vanderbilt Hotel, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 4 (Original Negative Number: H-217-3.) View online.
 

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11741-06: Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 4 (Original Negative Number: H-217-4.) View online.
 

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11741-07: Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 4 (Original Negative Number: H-217-5.) View online.
 

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11741-08: Partridge Inn, Augusta, GA, 1930 April 3 (Original Negative Number: H-217-6.) View online.
 

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11741-09: Atlantic Coastline Railroad Office Building, Savannah, GA, 1930 March 27 (Original Negative Number: H-218-2.) View online.
 

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11741-10: Atlantic Coastline Railroad Office Building, Savannah, GA, 1930 March 27 (Original Negative Number: H-218-3.) View online.
 

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11741-11: City Hall, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-4.) View online.
 

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11741-12: Confederate Monument, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-5.) View online.
 

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11741-13: Masonic Building, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-6.) View online.
 

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11741-14: Bull St. and Broughton St., Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-7.). View images: 1 | 2.
2 different prints.
 

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11741-15: YMCA Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-8.) View online.
 

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11741-16: Oglethorpe Hotel, Wilmington Island, Savannah, GA, 1930 March 27 (Original Negative Number: H-218-9.) View online.
 

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11741-17: Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-12.) View online.
 

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11741-18: Victory Drive, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-218-13.) View online.
 

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11741-19: Wormsloe Gardens, Savannah, GA, 1930 March 26 (Original Negative Number: H-218-14.) View online.
 

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11741-20: Bull St. from City Hall, Savannah, GA, 1930 (Original Negative Number: H-219-1.) View online.