Religious Photograph Sources at The McCall Library

The exterior of the chapel at the Visitation Convent, 1895. T.E. Armistead Collection.

The McCall Library's photographic collections are listed alphabetically in this guide. The name of the collection may be that of a person, business, organization, institution, location, subject, or donor.

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GIDDENS, KENNETH R. (06-09-457)
Consists of 17 color slides of the ribbon cutting for a 1950s Azalea Trail and 3 black and white photographs of former archbishop Thomas J. Toolen.

GRUBE, P. (85-07-86)
Contains 1 black and white photograph (3 x 4) of the entrance to the Visitation Convent. There is no negative.

PALMER STUDIO (80-03-46, 85-07-105)
Contains approximately 145,000 black and white and color safety negatives (4 x 5 and 5 x 7) dating from 1958 to 1990 (with some years missing). Subjects include portraits, weddings, Mardi Gras, and buildings. Some of the pictures were used to illustrate articles in Catholic Week.

There are 61 original Overbey Studio portraits of members of the Springhill Avenue Temple in this collection. Most portraits are identified.