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Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company property photographs

Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company property photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company property photographs
Creator: Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company
Inclusive Dates: circa 1890
Language: English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms4391
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company was charted by Ralph Spencer in 1890 to attract manufacturing to Tallapossa, a boom town established during Georgia's first gold rush. Instead, Spencer and several board members embezzled investor funds and the company collapsed in 1892. With over 10,000 investors financially ruined, the scandal gained national attention.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 55 photographs of lots of land in Tallapoosa, Georgia for sale by the Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company property photographs, ms4391, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Land speculation -- Georgia.
Plates (illustrations)
Real estate development -- Georgia.
Real estate investment -- Georgia.
Tallapoosa (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Photographs