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Christian Commonwealth photographs

Christian Commonwealth photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Christian Commonwealth photographs
Creator: Christian Commonwealth (Commonwealth, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1897-1899
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 55 photographs
Collection Number: ms1004
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Christian Commonwealth (Commonwealth, Ga.) was a religious community living according to the Sermon on the Mount and led by R. Albertson and organized in 1896. The community operated on the basis of voluntary labor with all wealth shared equally. The community disbanded in 1900 due to a typhoid epidemic.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs of the Christian Commonwealth in Commonwealth, Georgia from 1897 to 1899. It includes images of community members working at the farm, sawmill, and nursery; 4th of July picnic (1899); and children at play.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Originally part of an album belonging to Ralph Albertson.

Preferred Citation

Christian Commonwealth photographs, ms1004, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Commonwealth (Ga.)
Religious communities -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs [buildings and workers], 1897-1899 ( 55 photograph(s) )