Bellingrath Gardens Photograph Sources at The McCall Library

The exit path at Bellingrath Gardens, c. 1950. Bellingrath Gardens Lantern Slide Collection.

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This collection contains 267 nitrate negatives (3 1/2 x 5 1/2) taken around 1920 of the Bellingrath family and home. A few prints have been made, but there is no index or documentation for these negatives.

Subjects in this small collection include various groups and the following garden locations: the spring house, the totem pole, the entrance, Bellcamp Lodge, the carriage house, the rope swing, the pier, and construction of the home. The images also show transportation of azaleas and azalea scenes at the Bellingrath home on Ann Street. Taken in the 1920s and 1930s, there are 47 nitrate negatives (4 x 5) in this collection.

Consists of 558 glass lantern slides, 155 two-by-two black and white negatives, and three 35mm negatives. Images include shots of the grounds and buildings at Bellingrath, as well as of the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and Fort Gaines. The lantern slides date from the mid-1930s to the late 1940s; the Fishing Rodeo negatives were made in 1957 and the shots of Fort Gaines in 1956.