VIS 114.111.01 Southeastern Fair

Southeastern Fair

Title Southeastern Fair
Photographer Luce, Cortlandt F., Jr., 1907-1992
Caption "The Airplane Swing"
Description View of people on the midway of the Lakewood Fairgrounds near the Airplane Swing ride during the Southeastern Fair in Lakewood Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Lakewood Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Fairs--Georgia--Atlanta
Parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Entertainment--Georgia--Atlanta
Clothing & dress--1940-1950
Amusement parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Midways--Georgia--Atlanta
Crowds--Georgia--Atlanta
Teenagers--1940-1950
Amusement rides--Georgia--Atlanta
Recreation--Georgia--Atlanta
Corporate Name Lakewood Fairgrounds (Atlanta, Ga.)
Southeastern Fair (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original circa 1950
Date Digital 2006
Type 11 x 14 in. silver gelatin print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 114.111.01
Collection Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. Photographs
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Notes The resort area that would come to be known as Lakewood Park opened in 1893. In 1915 it began hosting the Southeastern Fair and in 1938, Lakewood Speedway was built on the property. The Southeastern Fair was discontinued in 1975, and Lakewood Speedway ceased stock car racing in 1979. In the 1980's it became home to a motion picture complex, an antique flea market, and an amphitheater.
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