Records and artifacts, 1893-1977
Scope and Contents of the Collection
This finding aid describes records and papers associated with the Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers studio as well as a portion of the photographs that the collection includes. The bulk of the photographic images produced by the Lanes are described elsewhere. Business records in this part of the Lane Brothers collection include a large but incomplete set of assignment books that detail photo shoots, clients, and print orders, as well as financial records, 1940-1976. Artifacts from the business include a camera and accessories, film holders, rubber stamps, printing plates with Lane logos from promotional uses (as well as one newspaper photographic plate), and film cans. A handful of publications in the collection show published versions of Lane photos commissioned by various entities. A very small amount of personal correspondence and papers reflects family relationships, military service, and religious affiliations, including correspondence dating from World War Two from Jack Lane, who was stationed at St. Simons (Georgia) Naval Air Station. Photographic prints are in a number of different sizes, from contact prints to oversized enlargements. Some of the prints may have been created at Georgia State University Library, and some of the prints may not be represented by a corresponding negative in the main Lane Brothers photographic collection.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
From the Collection: 13.25 Linear Feet (in 20 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
Part of the Special Collections Repository
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303