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Francis E. Price Photograph Collection

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Francis Price photograph collection, 1906-1928 (VIS 2)

Francis E. Price (1886-1928) was hired in 1909 as the first staff photographer at the Atlanta Constitution.  The collection includes photographs of people, places, and events taken by Price.  Most of the images were probably produced for news stories in the paper.  Included are photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt, Democratic Party leader William Jennings Bryan, Georgia Governor Frank L. Stanton, Atlanta Constitution owner and publisher Clark Howell, Sr., and journalist Henry Grady.  Documented events are the Atlanta Fire of 1917, the McKenzie Building Fire, the Round the State Tour, and the Savannah Races.  The collection also portrays images of common events such as baseball games, a cattle auction, trains, and building construction.  Also included are street scenes and cityscapes in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. Atlanta buildings pictured include the Atlanta U.S. Post Office, Wesley Memorial Church, and East Lake Country Club.  The collection also includes personal photos of Price’s family and friends. 

The Francis Price photograph collection contains 167 sepia photographic prints, 34 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.