ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

VIS 33,  Marion Johnson photographs

Marion Johnson was the head of the photography department for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1951 – 1980. The collection provides cityscapes and aerial views of Atlanta, photographs of rural areas in Georgia, as well as images of professional and collegiate sports teams in the Atlanta-Athens area. Georgia politics are covered through images of the infamous “Two Governors” controversy. 

   
 

VIS 112, Atlanta Blueprint and Graphics Company photographs

The Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company is a supplier of imaging services in the southeastern United States.  The collection is comprised primarily of photographs of geographic locations in Atlanta and the state of Georgia, including aerial images of downtown Atlanta and rural areas.

   
 

VIS 167, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce photographs

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce implemented two “Forward Atlanta” campaigns and the photographs in this collection were most likely used for promotional purposes. This collection includes images of aerial views of the city, Atlanta landmarks, and commercial and government buildings. The collection also features an Anti-Vietnam War protest in Piedmont Park.

   
 

VIS 147, Bernard L. Solari photographs

Loew's Grand Theater was built in 1893 and was the site of the movie premiere of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind in 1939. A year after the theater closed it caught fire on January 30, 1978. These photographs depict the aftermath of the fire, including photographs of the exterior and interior damages.

   
 

VIS 111, Berry O. Pyron photographs

Mr. Pyron was an Atlanta native and photography enthusiast who recorded the city’s history.  His collection is comprised of photographs of downtown Atlanta, Georgia and includes images of Terminal Station from 1971, Underground Atlanta and surrounding defunct businesses and Loew’s Grand Theatre the day it caught fire.

   
 

VIS 99,  Bill Wilson photographs

The Bill Wilson collection is comprised of original negatives, copy prints, and copy negatives created by Bill Wilson and other photographers, whose works Wilson collected. The collection documents personalities, political and sporting events, and geographic locations in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. 

   
 

VIS 163, Buford Burch photographs

This collection is comprised of photographs of buildings, street scenes, and prominent landmarks in Atlanta, Georgia. Included are images of houses, churches, and public buildings in the Druid Hills neighborhood, as well as of photographs of the Edward Peters home on Ponce de Leon Avenue.

   
 

VIS 139, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. photographs

This collection contains images of Atlanta’s buildings, streets, residences, office parks, retail stores, shopping malls, interstates, and railroads. In addition, the collection contains photographs of the city’s public officials, business leaders, as well as events such as parades, festivals, and the presidential campaign visits by Richard M. Nixon. The collection also contains architectural drawings of planned areas in downtown Atlanta. 

   
 

VIS 134, Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt photographs

Charles Augustus Bickerstaff (1885-1937) worked with his father-in-law, Joel Hurt. Mr. Hurt built several of Atlanta’s first skyscrapers. This collection contains photographs of banks, businesses, theaters, clubs, hotels, and grocery stores in downtown Atlanta, including two structures that were built by engineer and developer Joel Hurt.

   
 

VIS 116, Charles E. Troutt photographs

This collection contains photographs taken by Troutt, a commercial photographer.  Included are images of commercial buildings, government buildings, private residences, private clubs, colleges and universities, aerial views, and street scenes in various neighborhoods in Atlanta.

   
 

VIS 114, Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. photographs

This collection of photographs is comprised of images of the Atlanta metropolitan area including famous and local buildings, arts and cultural events, and citizens doing their various occupations.

   
 

VIS 110, Darlene Roth & Associates photographs

Darlene Roth & Associates was a professional historical consulting business in Atlanta, Georgia.  This collection is comprised of images taken for two projects.  The first set of photographs includes images of Lakewood Park and other cultural attractions.  The second group of photographs document buildings in the Pershing Point area of Atlanta before they were leveled. 

   
 

VIS 107, Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department photographs of Atlanta, Georgia

This collection is comprised of images taken by Delta Airlines corporate photographers and utilized for promotional purposes by the company.  The photographs are of geographic locations in the metropolitan Atlanta region.

   
 

VIS 71,  Floyd Jillson photographs

The Floyd Jillson photographs are comprised of images Jillson took as a staff photographer for the Atlanta Constitution and Journal Magazine, primarily during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The collection documents the Atlanta Metropolitan area and the State of Georgia, including building structures, sports, Atlanta citizens, and important events.

   
 

VIS 172, Joseph C. Fisch photographs

Joseph Carl Fisch (1907-1966) ran a bakery by profession, but was an avid photographer. The collection includes photographs of Atlanta businesses, streets, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, cathedrals, universities, and parks in Fulton County.

   
 

VIS 177, William Fulmer Hull photographs

This collection consists of images of Atlanta neighborhoods such as Buckhead, Cabbagetown, Midtown and downtown. The collection also contains images of several events such as parades, highway and stadium construction, the Democratic National Convention of 1988, and celebrations during the 1991 World Series.

   
 

VIS 130, Herbert H. Lee photographs

This collection contains images of downtown Atlanta, including aerial views, government buildings, private residences, parks, street scenes, railroads, train depots, the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus in Atlanta, the Atlanta fire of 1917, and parades honoring the military during World War II. Some photographs depict poverty and sub-standard housing in Atlanta.

   
 

VIS 106, Joe McTyre photograph collection

Joe McTyre worked as a photojournalist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The collection is comprised of images taken by Joe McTyre and other Atlanta photojournalists including images of prominent individuals, the physical environment of Atlanta and rural Georgia, state politics, and other news events. 

 

   
 

VIS 154, John Clark McCall photographs

The photographs in this collection depict the Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Included are images of the first anniversary program 1927, interior photographs, and exterior photographs of the Peachtree Street entrance. The demolition of the theatre is also shown through a photograph taken immediately after the wrecking period in August of 1972.

   
 

VIS 82,  Kenneth Rogers photographs

The Kenneth Rogers photograph collection is comprised of images Rogers took for the Atlanta Constitution and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1930 to 1972.  The collection documents a variety of personalities, events, and geographic locations in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, primarily between 1930 to1970. 

   
 

VIS 113, Manning, Selvage & Lee Forward Atlanta Campaign photographs

This collection of photographs contains images of the city of Atlanta that were created for the Forward Atlanta campaign in the late 1960s and early 1970s.   Included are aerial views of the city, landmarks in the metropolitan area, shopping centers, and other important Atlanta businesses, public places, and residential areas. 

   
 

VIS 121, Mrs. William Gayle photographs

This collection contains photographs of the Five Points area of downtown Atlanta, including images of Union Station, the parking deck for Rich’s Department Store, the Carnegie Library, the Forsyth Street Bridge, Atlanta Journal building, Krystal restaurant, the Ivan Allen-Marshall building, Friedman Jewelers, the Western Union building, and the “Coca-Cola clock.”

   
 

VIS 150, Norman F. Bielowicz photographs

This collection contains photographs of the Five Points area of downtown Atlanta, including images of Union Station, the parking deck for Rich’s Department Store, the Carnegie Library, the Forsyth Street Bridge, Atlanta Journal building, Krystal restaurant, the Ivan Allen-Marshall building, Friedman Jewelers, the Western Union building, and the “Coca-Cola clock.”

 

   
 

VIS 136, Parker Lowell photograph collection

This collection contains photographs of Atlanta buildings and parks. Images include the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, Piedmont Park, the Cyclorama building in Grant Park, the Hurt Building and Hurt Park, the Municipal Auditorium, Rich’s Department Store, The Temple and other scenes on Peachtree Street.

   
 

VIS 160, Patricia Kennedy photographs

This collection of photographs contains images of the American South during the 1940s.  The photographs show scenes in Atlanta, Georgia as well as unidentified urban and rural areas. These images include prominent Atlanta buildings, residential areas, storefronts, restaurants, and memorials.

   
 

VIS 143, Sally A. Parker photographs

The photographs in this collection depict geographic locations and people in Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia. Photographs show people, churches, the Georgia State Capitol building, cemeteries, and residences. The collection includes images of the Margaret Mitchell burial plot at Oakland Cemetery.

   
 

VIS 151, Stephen Goldfarb photographs

Stephen J. Goldfarb is an Atlanta resident. The images in this collection depict locations in Roswell and Stone Mountain, Georgia as well as downtown Atlanta. Photographs include churches, businesses, historic houses, a fire station, and sculptures or murals commissioned by the Works Progress Administration for Georgia post offices.

   
 

VIS 127, Robert D. Klein photographs

This collection is comprised of images of buildings in the commercial district of downtown Atlanta, and in an outlying area which is presently known as Midtown. The collection includes views of apartments, department stores, and businesses. Some of the photographs were taken by Edgar Orr Studios of Atlanta, Georgia.

   
 

VIS 153, T. Cobb Benning photographs

The images in this collection depict the construction of the English American building—which is also known as the Flatiron Building—at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Broad Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

   
 

VIS 135, Thurston Hatcher photographs

This collection contains photographs of important governmental and commercial buildings as well as photographs of natural scenery in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Images throughout Georgia include Fort Pulaski, Brasstown Bald, the Okefenokee Swamp, and Tallulah Gorge.

 

   
 

VIS 149, Van Buren Colley photographs

Van Buren Colley was a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. He operated Van Buren Colley Studios from 1946 to 1981. This collection contains pictures of Atlanta and the metropolitan region. Included are images of street scenes, private residences, and churches, portraits of church members, Underground Atlanta, and Oakland Cemetery.

   
 

VIS 170, Atlanta History photograph collection

This diverse collection features images of Ante-bellum Atlanta and scenes from the aftermath of the Civil War; street scenes and photographs of neighborhoods; images of Atlanta landmarks in downtown Atlanta and surrounding counties; and notable events such as the premiere of the movie Gone With the Wind, and a dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

   
 

VIS 161, Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception photographs

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the oldest Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It was originally called “The Catholic Church.” This collection contains photographs of the exterior of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception taken one week after a fire which nearly destroyed the church.