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Georgia H. Cunningham fonds
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Dates of creation area
- Cunningham, Georgia H., 1888-1969
Physical description area
ca. 540 photographs and glassplate negatives
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Name of creator
Georgia Harriet Cunningham, the youngest of three daughters of saddler and justice of the peace James P. and his wife Lucinda (Whitman) Cunningham, was born at Kentville, N.S. in 1888. Georgia moved to Bridgetown shortly after her father's death in 1907 and was joined there by her mother and sisters, Grace (1883-1967) and Alice (1884-1955). In 1909 she purchased the former photographic studio of Joseph Rice on Queen Street in Bridgetown and commenced work as a photographer. She was a member of the Maritime Professional Photographers Association and was awarded an honourary lifetime membership. She died at Bridgetown on 1 November 1969 following a short illness and was buried at Whitman Cemetery, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of glass plate negatives produced by Cunningham in her Bridgetown studio. The images consist mainly of portraits of residents but also scenes of everyday life, Bridgetown and surrounding area. The majority of the images have been identified.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records are on permanent loan from the Cunningham family.
Some Cunningham negatives have been donated by members of the community and have been added to the fonds.
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Prints of many images exist
Restrictions on access
Researchers must use prints. Access to originals is by permission only.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Reproduction is by the permission of the Society. Copyright is owned by the Society.
An inventory is available.
Georgia Cunningham photographs and descriptions in the ArchWay Photographic Database.