Atlanta Scenes: Photojournalism in the Atlanta History Center Collection

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Atlanta, the thriving capital of the New South, has a rich and fascinating history. In Atlanta Scenes, authors Kimberly S. Blass and Michael Rose draw from the works of some of the city's earliest and finest photojournalists—Francis Price, Marion Johnson, Bill Wilson, and Kenneth Rogers—to bring that history to life. Atlanta Scenes documents some of the city's noteworthy events, personalities, and landmarks, many of which will be readily identifiable. The images range from the everyday (baseball games at Ponce de Leon Ballpark, boys on bicycles, and Humane Society dog rescues) to the eventful (the Gone with the Wind premiere, the deadly Winecoff Hotel fire, and the infamous Leo Frank trial). Many scenes reflect the iconography of the Old South, while others provide insight into the harsh realities of twentieth-century life. In this volume, well-crafted, artistic images blend with on-the-spot action shots.
ISBN: 9780738515496
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Spanning a 60-year period from the turn of the century, the photographs presented here are the images captured on film by Atlanta's photo-journalists, covering stories that touched Atlanta life. Whether one is a newcomer to the area or a longtime resident, Atlanta Scenes has something for everyone.
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