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Patricia Kennedy photographs, circa 1940 (VIS 160)

This collection of photographs contains images of the American South during the 1940s.  Some of the photographs show scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, however the locale of many of the images has not been determined. Images of Atlanta include a Civil War monument in Piedmont Park, the Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street, and Union Station and the Federal Reserve Bank downtown. Also included is a photograph of the Confederate Memorial carving on Stone Mountain. Some of the unidentified photographs depict rural areas and include images of farm equipment, waterfalls, and a Sinclair service station with a display that pays tribute to President Franklin Roosevelt. Other rural images include a roadside barbecue restaurant with a bi-plane on its roof, and a parade featuring an unidentified dignitary in a limousine. The rest of the collection contains images of unidentified urban areas and include trolley cars, telephone poles, a storefront, a bus station, a mule-driven buggy in an unidentified residential area, and a motorcade with soldiers posing for a picture.  

The Patricia Kennedy photograph collection contains 30 acetate and glass plate negatives and their copy prints, 14 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.
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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.