Peace and Justice Gates, Alexander Stoddart, sc., 21st century
Native American pottery found near Ocmulgee Mounds, 2nd century. From the collection of Bettijo Trawick.
Native American pottery found near Shoulder Bone Creek near Rock Eagle, 3rd century. From the collection of Dudley Ottley.
Native American pottery found near Ocmulgee, 2nd century. From the collection of Bettijo Trawick.
Rare engraving of General James Oglethorpe, co-founder of the Colony of Georgia, 18th century. This is one of a pair known to exist. The other is in the Georgia Governor’s Mansion.
Clock reproduction of the one given to Toonahowie, heir to Chief Tomochichi, by the Duke of Cumberland, brother to King George II, 19th century.
This musket was brought to America by the Marquis de Lafayette and used in the Second Siege of Savannah, 18th century.
The Bodmer-Hanna Papyri XIV and XV, purchased for the Vatican by Georgia native, Frank Hanna, at the request of Pope John Paul II. These papyri contain the oldest written texts of the Lord’s Prayer, 2nd century.
An Egyptian Coptic textile fragment from the collection of former Michael C. Carlos Museum curator, Peter Lacovara, 3rd-4th century.
An Egyptian Coptic textile fragment on loan from the Michael C. Carlos Museum. From the Collection of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter. 3rd-4th century.
Bronze self-portrait, Virginia Adair, 20th century.
Eyeglasses and case belonging to Thomas K. Glenn, 20th century.
Porcelain from Milledgeville Governor’s Mansion during the administration of Governor Joseph E. Brown. From the Collection of Virginia Davis, 19th century.
“Abraham Lincoln” by Martin Dawe, 21st century.
Masonic sword of W.A. Scott, 20th century.
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Selig from President Jimmy Carter, 20th century.
A signed copy of “A Testament of Hope: the Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.” given to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Russell by Coretta Scott King, 20th century.
Bible previously owned by Martin Luther “Daddy” King, Sr. and given to his grand-daughter, Alveda King, 20th century.
King family Bible. Originally owned by Martin Luther “Daddy” King, Sr. and used by all members of the King family, including Martin Luther King, Jr., 20th century.
Ladder-back chair made by Paul Revere, 18th century.
Portrait of Irene Warren. Dr. and Mrs. Warren were family friends of Bobby Jones. He gifted Mrs. Warren his putter, “Calamity Jane 3,” 20th century.
Portrait of James D. Robinson, Jr., Chairman of the First National Bank of Atlanta, 20th century. Mr. Robinson died while sitting for this portrait and his widow asked the artist to cease.
Portrait of John K. Ottley, 19th century. Mr. Ottley negotiated the 6th Federal Reserve Bank District Headquarters to be in Atlanta.
Calamity Jane 3, the golf putter belonging to Georgia native, Robert T. Bobby Jones, Jr., 20th century. The most successful amateur golfer of all time, Jones is most famous for his unique “Grand Slam,” consisting of his victory in all four major golf tournaments of his era. Jones is the founder of The Master’s Golf Tournament at Augusta. This is likely the last club Jones played with.
Porcelain plate commemorating Genral James Oglethorpe’s founding of the Colony of Georgia, 19th Century.
Porcelain plate from the collection of the Robinson family, 18th century.
Arms of Liberty Chinese export porcelain bowl, the Reeves Collection at Washington and Lee University, Virginia.
Revolutionary War Era porcelain teacup, 18th century.
Silver mug given to Rodney Mims Cook, Sr. by Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. to show his appreciation for their friendship, 20th century.
Silver mug given to Atlanta icon and Rich’s Department Store CEO, Richard H. Rich to commemorate his role as the founding director of the Commerce Club, 20th century.
Commemorative engraved silver box given in memory of Robert W. Woodruff to James D. Robinson, Jr., 20th century.
Bronze bust of President George Washington by George Kelley. President Washington toured Georgia on several occasions and was particularly fond of Savannah. 21st century.
Engraved silver cigarette case of James D. Robinson, Jr., 20th century.
Campaign silver spoon of General Rochambeau, 18th century. The Rochambeau crest is engraved on the opposite side.
Spike from the Georgia Rail Road line which ran from Morgan County to Dekalb County, 19th century. George Washington Adair became successful in Atlanta in real estate, initially working as a conductor driving the Western and Atlantic’s first locomotive into Atlanta. He would later found the Atlanta Street Railway Company and serve as president of the Georgia Western Railroad.
Brass shipping balance from Atlanta Life Insurance Company, collection of Alonzo Herndon, 20th century.
Autograph book belonging to Joel Hurt, late 19th century.
Autograph book, spoon, and toy belonging to Joel Hurt family, late 19th century.
Silver snuff case belonging to Georgia First Lady Mary D. Brown, 20th century.
Porcelain doll, Randall family collection, 19th century.
Autograph book belonging to Joel Hurt, late 19th century.
John Goddard driving a carriage on the grounds of the Piedmont Driving Club.
Rare book, Walpole’s Letters. Horace Walpole, MP, known as the 4th Earl of Orford, was an art historian, writer, antiquarian, and politician. In this book of his letters, he describes to Horace Mann the success of Methodism in the new colony of Georgia and the successful leadership of General James Oglethorpe. 19th century.
Rare book, Walpole’s Letters. Horace Walpole, known as the 4th Earl of Orford, was an art historian, writer, antiquarian, and politician. In this book of his letters, he describes to Horace Mann the success of Methodism in the new colony of Georgia and the successful leadership of General James Oglethorpe. 19th century.
Spanish religious artifacts discovered on the Georgia coast. The Spanish interest in the “New World” was primarily the mining of gold and spreading the Christian Gospel.
Spanish pieces-of-eight and gold doubloons. These coins show the Spanish interest in the “New World” was primarily the mining of gold and spreading the Christian Gospel.
Rare book, Robert Castell’s Villa of the Ancients, 1728, from the collection of Pat Daniel. Castell, a friend of General James Oglethorpe, MP, published this book in 1728, taking on the financial burden of the publishing himself.
The sale of this book was unsuccessful and Castell was sentenced to serve time in debtors’ prison where he contracted smallpox and died. His family languished. This outraged his friends General Oglethorpe and Lord Egmont to rewrite the law called the Prison Reform Act of 1729. This signature legislation created modern bankruptcy law.
The subsequent colony of Georgia experiment was supported by King George II, for whom Georgia is named. The King supported this English Enlightenment ideal financially, supporting the colony of Georgia with more Pound Sterling than all the other colonies combined.
“The Book of Joyeuse” kept as a guest log for the Ottley Family at their estate, 20th century. Joyeuse is now called Lenox Square.
Corona typewriter from the Atlantic Steel office of Thomas K. Glenn. Mr. Glenn served as the company’s president from 1908 to 1922. 20th century.
Gate City Guard uniform cap. The Guard were a local militia organized to aid the police and fireman in the rapidly growing city of Atlanta. 19th century.
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos by Athos Menaboni, 1962.
First in Class Medal awarded to Emily English upon her graduation from the Atlanta Female Institute. Miss English was the daughter of Mayor James Warren English, 19th century.
The Howell Mill by Wilbur Kurtz, 1933. Kurtz was a notable American painter, art historian, and consultant from Atlanta. He worked as the primary authenticity consultant for the filming of the Academy Award winning film, Gone with the Wind.
Portrait of Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, Steve Penley, artist, 20th century. Gingrich was the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Antique Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. uniform. The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low was a native of Savannah and started the organization in her home city in 1912.
18th century clock with Egyptian motif.
3D reproduction of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. At the time of its creation, this was the first and largest reproduction of a classical work of art done in its type of 3D printing. This work was done to commemorate the 20-year anniversary exhibition of Atlanta hosting the Centennial Olympic Games.
18th century French bench.
Atlanta Woman of the Year Award. From the collection of Bettijo Trawick, 19th century.
Portrait of Clarence Haverty, son of Joseph J. Haverty, founder of the Haverty Furniture Company, 20th century.
Mirror from the Biltmore Hotel, Atlanta, GA. The Biltmore was developed by William Candler, 20th century.
18th century French ship paintings.
The Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great medal awarded to J.J. Haverty, 20th century.
Sunglasses of Mayor Maynard Jackson, grandson of John Wesley Dobbs, 20th century.