Manning, Selvage & Lee/ Atlanta Forward Atlanta Campaign photographs, 1960-1970 (VIS 113)
Manning, Selvage & Lee/Atlanta (formerly Bell and Stanton) is a public relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and operates as a division of Manning, Selvage & Lee, Inc. The company’s first client was the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce which by 1968 had launched the third phase of its Forward Atlanta campaign to help position the city for national recognition and consideration as a location corporations and government agencies. In its early years, Bell and Stanton also worked on projects with the Atlanta Braves and architect John Portman. This collection of public relations photographs contains images of the city of Atlanta that were created for the Forward Atlanta campaign in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and were meant to showcase the city. Some images were probably taken in support of other public relations activities of Bell and Stanton, but are not identified as such. Included are aerial views of downtown Atlanta, Midtown, and the Peachtree Center area, which highlight the city’s skyline and infrastructure. Other photographs include images of landmarks in the metropolitan Atlanta region including Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Georgia State Capitol building, Grant Park, Stone Mountain, and the Swan House. The collection contains images of shopping centers such as Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza, and stores and entertainment venues located in Underground Atlanta. In addition, there are photographs of hotels, restaurants, parks, monuments, gardens, and private residences in various Atlanta neighborhoods. The images in this collection were taken by a variety of photographers including Charles M. Rafshoon, Jerome Drown, and Clyde May.
Manning, Selvage & Lee/ Atlanta Forward Atlanta Campaign photograph collection contains 601 black and white and color photographic prints, and color transparencies, 88 of which are digitized and available on this database.
The finding aid for the entire collection is available here.
To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Our hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday. You may contact us by calling 404.814.4040 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.