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Carlisle Family photographs, 1870-1960, undated (VIS 164)

This collection documents generations of the family of James Cosby Carlisle (1837-1927) who moved with his wife and three children to Atlanta, Georgia from Abbeville, South Carolina in 1880. Included are portraits of members of four generations of the Carlisle family, and dozens of photographs taken at Camp Dixie for Boys located in Wiley, Georgia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The images include campers engaged in sporting events and summer camp activities such as canoeing, fishing, tennis, boxing, basketball, washing clothes, and playing musical instruments. The remaining set of photographs document a military parade in downtown Atlanta shortly after the end of World War I.

The Carlisle Family photograph collection contains 218 black and white photographic prints, 73 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.

The Kenan Research Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Our hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday. You may contact us by calling 404.814.4040 or emailing at

Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.