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Atkinson Collection - PP76
Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library
Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, August 1999.
The heads of the Atkinson family in ca. 1900 were Matthew Smith Atkinson (d. 1906) and his wife Eliza Waller Blow Atkinson (d. 1931). Their children were Matthew Smith Atkinson, Jr. (1881-1948), Liza B. Atkinson (d. 1974 at age 88), and Allmand Blow Atkinson. The Atkinson family home was in Garrison, a village in the Green Spring Valley of Baltimore County, less than two miles SE of Owings Mills. The elder Matthew Atkinson was the grandson of Matthew Smith, a prominent Baltimore merchant. Eliza Blow Atkinson was born in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Judge George Blow and Elizabeth Taylor Allmand Blow.
Matthew Atkinson, Jr. was an insurance broker and an officer in the original Fifth Regiment of the Maryland National Guard. He was also a member of the Baltimore Club, the Maryland Historical Society, and Garrison Forest Protestant Episcopal Church. Liza Atkinson was a society editor for The Sun prior to 1931, and operated summer shops in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, Maine selling antiques and imported finery; Allmand Atkinson had moved to Sacramento, Calif. by 1931.
The Fifth Regiment of the Maryland National Guard had 485 members in ca. 1898. Camp Wilmer, located near Pimlico (then Baltimore Co.), may have been an encampment site named for L. Allison Wilmer (d. 1927) who was Adjutant-General of the Maryland Militia beginning in 1896.
The Green Spring Valley Hunt Club formed in 1892, with headquarters located first at the Cliffholme estate, then moved to Ten-Mile House on Reisterstown Rd. In 1904, the club bought a tract of land on Green Spring Valley Rd. near Garrison, where a clubhouse and stables were built. Development of the region compelled the club to move; in 1925, the Philpot Estate in Western Run Valley was purchased to serve as clubhouse and hunting grounds, while the former facilities at Garrison were maintained for social functions and for tennis, swimming, and golf.
Gift of Matthew S. Atkinson, III, 1979 (74681).
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 1 box with 4 folders, 3 of which contain 61 modern photoprints made from glass negatives ca. 1897-1898, depicting the Atkinson family, friends, and home in Garrison (Baltimore Co.), as well as scenes of recreational activities in the Greenspring Valley, especially at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Also depicted is a Maryland National Guard 5th Regiment encampment at Camp Wilmer, Pimlico (then Baltimore Co.). In addition, there is 1 folder of 7 vintage photoprints (including cyanotypes) from September 1906 depiciting the Baltimore Jubilee Parade in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore city, and 1 album from 1868 documenting a trip to Niagara Falls with 10 photoprints and three printed cards.
Note: Related materials are found in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society: MS. 2473, the Atkinson and Smith Family Papers, 1806-1943.
The photographs are arranged according to PP catalog number. The collection was formerly known as GR53, so catalog item numbers as written on the photoprints (GR53.1, GR53.2, etc.) coincide with the descriptions for PP76.1, PP76.2, etc.
Box 1: 1 Album and 4 Folders
15 x 11 cm. 10 carte de visite photoprints and 3 printed cards depicting scenes of Niagara Falls. Photographs are captioned. Album has inscription: "C. Anne Smith from Mary R. (A.?)", and "'Niagara' and 'White Mountain' scenery, July and August, 1868".
Box 1, Folder 1
PP76.1 - Atkinson house and grounds, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1497.GR53.
PP76.2 - Unidentified group in "MUS" jerseys. Neg Z9.1498.GR53.
PP76.3 - Unidentified group on school steps, 1899. Neg Z9.1499.GR53.
PP76.4 - Unidentified group (Atkinson?), 1899. Neg Z9.1500.GR53.
PP76.5 - Unidentifed group on porch. Neg Z9.1501.GR53.
PP76.6 - Unidentified (Atkinson) group, 1899. Neg Z9.1502.GR53.
PP76.7 - Unidentified group in rockingchairs, 1899. Neg Z9.1503.GR53.
PP76.8 - Unidentified man and two women, 19?1. Neg Z9.1504.GR53.
PP76.9 - Unidentified tennis team. Neg Z9.1505.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1474.GR53.
PP76.10 - Unidentified group on porch (Atkinson). Neg Z9.1506.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1475.GR53.
PP76.11 - Lawn-tennis game. Neg Z9.1507.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1476.GR53.
PP76.12 - Group of Atkinson family members, 1899. Neg Z9.1508.GR53.
PP76.13 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1509.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1477.GR53.
PP76.14 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md., 1901. Neg Z9.1510.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1478.GR53.
PP76.15 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1511.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1479.GR53.
PP76.16 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1512.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1480.GR53.
PP76.17 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1513.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1481.GR53.
PP76.18 - Unidentified group in "MUS" jerseys. Neg Z9.1514.GR53.
PP76.19 - Interior living room, Atkinson home, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1515.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1482.GR53.
PP76.20 - Grounds and exterior, Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1516.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1483.GR53.
Box 1, Folder 2
PP76.21 - Atkinson family members (couple). Neg Z9.1517.GR53.
PP76.22 - Atkinson house and grounds, Garrison, Md. Neg Z9.1518.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1484.GR53.
PP76.23 - Atkinson house and grounds, Garrison, Md., under repair (double exposure). Neg Z9.1519.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1485.GR53.
PP76.24 - Atkinson house and grounds, Garrison, Md., from long distance. Neg Z9.1520.GR53; dup/copy neg Z6.1486.GR53.
PP76.25 - Jumping contest, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Neg Z7.751.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.1.GR53.
PP76.26 - Jumping contest, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, Woodruff Marston and Matthew S. Atkinson, Jr. jumping. Neg Z7.752.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.2.GR53.
PP76.27 - Jumping contest, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Neg Z7.753.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.3.GR53.
PP76.28 - Jumping contest, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Neg Z7.754.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.4.GR53.
PP76.29 - Unidentified African American woman, Atkinson family cook, Garrison, Md. Neg Z7.755.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.5.GR53.
PP76.30 - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md., (owned by Dr. M.S. Atkinson, III). Neg Z7.756.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.6.GR53.
PP76.31 - Grounds of Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z7.757.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.7.GR53.
PP76.32 - Grounds of Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z7.758.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.8.GR53.
PP76.33 - Unidentified little girl in front of lake. Neg Z7.759.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.9.GR53.
PP76.34 - Ladies (identified on envelope) at Camp Wilmer, May 18, 1898 (Pimlico, Baltimore). Neg Z7.760.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.10.GR53.
PP76.35 - At Camp Wilmer, May 18, 1898 (Pimlico, Baltimore). Neg Z7.761.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.11.GR53.
PP76.36 - Departure of 5th Regt. from Camp Wilmer, May 18, 1898. Neg Z7.762.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.12.GR53.
PP76.37 - R. Dangerfield and T. R. Slingluff at Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z7.763.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.13.GR53.
PP76.38 - Veterans Corps parading at Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z7.764.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.14.GR53.
PP76.39 - Marching with guns and packs, Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z71765.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.15.GR53.
PP76.40 - Marching with guns and packs, Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z7.766.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.16.GR53.
PP76.41 - Soldiers in tent, Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z7.767.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.17.GR53.
Box 1, Folder 3
PP76.42 - Unidentified soldier in front of tent, Camp Wilmer, May 19, 1898. Neg Z7.768.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.18.GR53.
PP76.43 - PAC baseball team. Neg Z7.769.GR53.
PP76.44 - PAC baseball team. Neg Z7.770 GR53.
PP76.45 - Unidentified group in wagon. Neg Z7.771.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.19.GR53.
PP76.46 - Grounds of Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z7.772.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.20.GR53.
PP76.47 - Christmas - dolls and tree - Atkinson house, Garrison, Md. Neg Z7.773.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.21.GR53.
PP76.48 - Green Spring. Neg Z7.774.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.22.GR53.
PP76.49 - Jumper competition, Green Spring, Oct. 10, 1897. Neg Z7.775.053; dup/copy neg Z5.23.GR53.
PP76.50 - Jumper competition, Green Spring, Oct. 10, 1897. Neg Z7.776.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.24.GR53.
PP76.51 - Jumper competition, Green Spring, Oct. 10, 1897. Neg Z7.777.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.25.GR53.
PP76.52 - Jumper competition, Green Spring, Oct, 10, 1897. Neg Z7.778.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.26.GR53.
PP76.53 - Unidentified boy on front steps of Atkinson house, Feb. 29, 18?8. Neg Z7.779.GR53.
PP76.54 - Unidentified boy on front steps of Atkinson house, Feb. 29, 18?8, with dog. Neg Z7.780.GR53.
PP76.55 - Children (Christe L. and Allmand Haddon). Neg Z7.781.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.27.GR53.
PP76.56 - Boys (Charlie, Matt, Allmand). Neg Z7.782.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.28.GR53.
PP76.57 - Unidentified children with horse in front of barn (young African American man tending horse). Neg Z7.783.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.29.GR53.
PP76.58 - Unidentified girl with tent in background. Neg Z7.784.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.30.GR53.
PP76.59 - Unidentified group (men and women) seated on porch. Neg Z7.785.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.31.GR53.
PP76.60 - Allmand and Wardie on front porch. Neg Z7.786.GR53; dup/copy neg Z5.32.GR53.
PP76.61 - Group on front porch (identified on original envelope). Neg Z7.787.GR53.
Box 1, Folder 4
PP76.62-.68 - Jubilee Parade, 1906. 7 items. Includes cyanotypes. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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