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Stephen Goldfarb photographs, circa 1979 (VIS 151)

Stephen J. Goldfarb is an Atlanta resident. He taught history at Spelman College in Atlanta and is a retired employee of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. The images in this collection depict locations in metropolitan Atlanta as well as downtown Atlanta. Photographs include buildings on Auburn Avenue such as Big Bethel Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, a Fire Station, the King Center, Odd Fellows Building and Auditorium, the Prince Hall Masonic Building, Wheat Street Baptist Church, and the YMCA. Other locations in Atlanta include Excelsior Mills, the Georgia Nut & Bolt Company building on Peters Street, and a “shotgun” house in Mechanicsville. Metropolitan Atlanta photographs include Roswell’s Bulloch Hall, and historic houses near Stone Mountain. The collection also contains images of sculptures and murals commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the Butts County Post Office in Jackson, Georgia, the old Conyers Post Office, the old Decatur Post Office, and the Hapeville Post Office; another sculpture on Techwood Avenue in Atlanta is also photographed.

The Stephen Goldfarb photograph collection contains 32 color transparencies, all of which are digitized and available on this database.

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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.