Chiefly family portraits and snapshots of the Atkinson family (of Colorado Springs and
Los Angeles), with some views related to their construction business. Construction photographs are chiefly
related to the Pardee Dam and Coolidge Dam projects.
Lynn S. Atkinson, Walter W. Atkinson, and Guy F. Atkinson were three of at least ten children of stone mason
George W. Atkinson (1836-1905) and Nancy J. Wilson Atkinson. All three brothers were involved in the
construction industry, and Lynn and Walter relocated from Colorado to Southern California early in the 20th
century. Guy Atkinson founded Guy F. Atkinson Construction in the 1920s, specializing in dam projects and other
major infrastructure projects in the West. Lynn S. Atkinson was responsible for construction of numerous schools
and public buildings in Colorado Springs and the Los Angeles area and, later, dams and public works. Lynn S.
Atkinson, Jr., eldest son of Lynn Atkinson, became head of the Atkinson Construction Co., based in Los
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 2 boxes, 3 oversized boxes (circa 900 photographic prints, 6 negatives,
and 1 watercolor).
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