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Crider Family photographs

Identifier: LH-0036

Scope and Contents note

There are nine photographs in carte de visite and cabinet card formats. Two photographs and a remembrance card depict S.M. Crider who died in 1891 at age 29. A girl’s photograph is identified as Bertha Dewberry at age 7, dated 1888. Otherwise, the photographs are unidentified.

One photograph, however, shows three men: one in police uniform points at an unsavory looking character with a third neatly attired man looking on. In 1900, the Carrollton Chief of Police, Benjamin H. Crider, was killed in a shootout with a suspect. Crider was 30 years old at the time. Perhaps this is a photograph of Chief Crider before his death. Benjamin Crider was married to Ruby and had two children, Zelda and Hamrick Crider, the latter name appearing on the back of one of the photographs.

Photographic studios represented are J.B. Stewart and James M. Jackson of Carrollton, C.W. Motes of Atlanta, Edwards & Son of Atlanta, and Atlanta Photo Co.


  • 1886-1891


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.


0.03 Linear feet (1 folder)




This collection consists of nine cartes de visite and cabinet cards, along with a remembrance card for S.M. Crider. Other people represented here are Benjamin H. Crider and Bertha Dewberry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham in October 2008.
Guide to the Crider Family photographs LH-0036
Finding aid prepared by Written by Suzanne Durham
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States