VIS 143.08.01 Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Title Oakland Cemetery
Photographer Unknown
Description View of the Mitchell Family plot including author Margaret Mitchell in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Subject Cemeteries--Georgia--Atlanta
Tombs & sepulchral monuments--Georgia--Atlanta
Personal Name Mitchell Family
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Corporate Name Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original 1949
Date Digital 2006
Type 8 x 10 in. sepia tone silver gelatin print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 143.08.01
Collection Sally A. Parker 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 In 1850 the City of Atlanta purchased six acres of farmland for use as a public burial ground. In 1872 the burial grounds were named Oakland Cemetery, and had grown to encompass 88 acres. Most of this growth was to accommodate for the increased deaths during the Civil War as soldiers were moved from battle field graves. The cemetery is now run by the Historic Oakland Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the site as a historic landmark.
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