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Joseph C. Fisch photographs, 1954, 1963 (VIS 172)
Joseph Carl Fisch (1907-1966) ran a bakery by profession, but was an avid photographer. The collection contains photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, including federal and state buildings, retail stores and businesses, streets, expressways, churches, hospitals, colleges and residences. Included are photographs of the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta City Hall, Federal Penitentiary, Atlanta Naval Air Station, Carnegie Library, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, The Journal Building, Terminal and Union Stations, Cathedral of St. Philip, Christ the King Cathedral, Glenn Memorial Church, Emory University, Oglethorpe University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory Hospital, Georgia Baptist Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital, Jesse Parker Williams Hospital, Peachtree Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue, North Avenue and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. There are also images of Davison’s Department Store (now known as Macy’s), Rich’s Department Store, Sears and Roebuck, Southern Railway Building, Ford Assembly Plant, Piedmont Hotel, Georgian Hotel, Kimbell House and the Buckhead residences of prominent Atlantans, such as Sam Worley, Robert W. Woodruff, George Woodruff, and Edward Inman.
The Joseph C. Fisch photograph collection contains 297 color slides, 108 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.
The Kenan Research Center is 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 at

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