Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia
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Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Delta Air Lines.
Title: Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: 1953-1972
Quantity: 416.0 Image(s)
Quantity: Extent: 416 black and white negatives
Identification: ahc.VIS107

Biographical/Historical Note

Delta Airlines began in Macon, Georgia in 1924 as a crop dusting company called Huff Daland Dusters. The company moved to Monroe, Louisiana in 1925 and soon had the largest privately owned aircraft fleet in the world. In 1928 the company was renamed Delta Air Service. Passenger operations began in 1929, and in 1934, the company secured a contract to deliver mail on a southern route that stretched from Texas to South Carolina. In 1941, the company established its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 1945 changed its name to Delta Airlines, Inc. After years of directing its resources towards the war effort, Delta entered a period of rapid growth, in part through a string of mergers. In 1953 Delta merged with Chicago and Southern Airlines, and followed by absorbing Northeast Airlines in 1972 and Western Airlines in 1987. In 1991, Delta acquired the transatlantic routes of Pan American World Airways and became a major provider of worldwide service.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of images taken by Delta Airlines corporate photographers and utilized for promotional purposes by the company. The photographs are of geographic locations in the metropolitan Atlanta region, but most of the images are of downtown Atlanta. Included are aerial views and cityscapes of downtown Atlanta, street scenes, parks, churches, shopping districts, private residences, hotels, colleges and universities, and Atlanta landmarks. Buildings include the Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Stadium, Georgia State Farmers Market, the Capitol City Club, Atlanta Civic Center, the Cyclorama, Dinkler Plaza Hotel, Fox Theater, the Governor’s Mansion in Ansley Park, the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, Morningside Baptist Church, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Piedmont Driving Club, and the Wren’s Nest. There are several images of what was the Western Union building on 48 Marietta Street that contained the law office of future president Woodrow Wilson. The collection contains images of Atlanta’s parks and recreational areas such as Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead, Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park, Stone Mountain, Piedmont Park, and Plaza Park. Other photographs include images of Atlanta Municipal Airport, shops and restaurants in Underground Atlanta, interstate highways that surround Atlanta, and the campuses of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Aerial views--1950-1960
Aerial views--1960-1970
Atlanta Art Association.
Atlanta City Hall (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.).
Cityscapes--1960-1970
Emory University
Express highways--Georgia--Atlanta
Five Points (Atlanta, Ga.)
Flowers
Forsyth Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fox Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia State University.
Glenn Memorial Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Golf--Georgia--Atlanta
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
Harris Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Houses--Georgia--College Park
Hurt Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.).
Morningside Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Peachtree Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Piedmont Driving Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Plaza Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Sparks Hall (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.)
Western Union Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection is located in cold storage (cs) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, VIS 107, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Delta Airlines, 1986 (1986.278)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


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VIS 107.01CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1953 Sept 1 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.02CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1955 June 1 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.03CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, circa 1955 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.04CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1960 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.05CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.06CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.07CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1969 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.08 CS Box 1Aerial views of Atlanta, 1972 Aug 11 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.09CS Box 1Atlanta Art Association building, 1962 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.10 CS Box 1Atlanta City Hall building, 1962 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.11CS Box 1Atlanta Civic Center, 1969 April 25 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.12CS Box 1Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, 1969 April 25 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.13 CS Box 1Atlanta Municipal Airport, Officers on Air Patrol, Pan Am Jet, circa 1965 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.14CS Box 1Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, 1955 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.15 CS Box 1Atlanta Municipal Auditorium and Hurt Park, 1962 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.16 CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1959 August 10 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.17CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1962 ( 13.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.18CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1963 Dec 1 ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.19CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1964 ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.20CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1966 April 1 ( 8.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.21CS Box 1Atlanta Skyline (downtown), 1966 July ( 15.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.22CS Box 1Bobby Jones Golf Course, Buckhead, 1962 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.23CS Box 1Capitol City Club, downtown, 1962 May ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.24CS Box 1College Park, Homes, 1955 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.25CS Box 1Dinkler Plaza Hotel, 1965 May 24 ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.26CS Box 1Dogwoods and Flowers, circa 1965 ( 14.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.27 CS Box 2Emory University, Campus and Glenn Memorial Methodist Church, 1962 ( 9.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.28CS Box 2Five Points, 1962 May ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.29CS Box 2Forsyth Street, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.30CS Box 2Fox Theater, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.31 CS Box 2Gas Lamp, Alabama and Whitehall Streets, 1962 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.32CS Box 2Georgia State Capitol building, 1955 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.33CS Box 2Georgia State Capitol building, 1962 ( 12.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.34CS Box 2Georgia State Farmers Market, 1967 May 17 ( 11.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.35CS Box 2Georgia Power Building, Peachtree Street, 1962 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.36 CS Box 2Georgia State University, Sparks Hall, 1962 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.37CS Box 2Georgia Tech Campus, 1955 ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.38 CS Box 2Georgia Tech Campus, 1962 May ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.39CS Box 2Governor’s Mansion, Ansley Park, 1962 May ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.40 CS Box 2Grady Memorial Hospital, 1962 ( 6.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.41CS Box 2 Grant Park, Cyclorama Building and Zoo, 1962 ( 13.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.42CS Box 2Harris Street, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.43 CS Box 2Henry Grady Statue, Marietta Street, 1962 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.44CS Box 2Homes, Atlanta (Buckhead), 1965 Aug 26 ( 13.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.45CS Box 2Hurt Park, 1962 May ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.46 CS Box 2Hyatt Regency Hotel, interior, 1969 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.47CS Box 2Interstate Highways, 1962 ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.48CS Box 2Interstate Highways, 1969 April 25 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.49 CS Box 2Morningside Baptist Church, 1962 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 107.50 CS Box 2Park (North Fulton?, 1964 Oct 12 ( 18.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.51CS Box 2Peachtree Center, 1962 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.52CS Box 3Peachtree Street, 1954 Nov 2 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.53 CS Box 3Peachtree Street, 1962 ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.54CS Box 3Piedmont Driving Club, 1962 May ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.55 CS Box 3Piedmont Park, Lake and Golf Course, 1955 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.58CS Box 3Stone Mountain, 1963 ( 27.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.56 CS Box 3Piedmont Park, Lake, Golf Course, Piedmont Arts Festival, 1962 ( 14.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.57CS Box 3Plaza Park, 1955 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.59CS Box 3Stone Mountain, Cable Car, 1959 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.60CS Box 3Stone Mountain, Petting Zoo, 1966 ( 17.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.61CS Box 3Stone Mountain, Railroad, Carving, 1968 Aug 4 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.62CS Box 3Stone Mountain, Carving, 1970 July 1 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.63CS Box 3Underground Atlanta, Shops and Entertainment District, 1969 ( 59.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.64CS Box 3Underground Atlanta, Shops and Entertainment District, 1971 June 28 ( 29.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.65CS Box 3Western Union building, 48 Marietta Street, Former law office of Woodrow Wilson, 1961 Sept 13 ( 9.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 107.66CS Box 3Wren's Nest, 1969 Jan 11 ( 12.0 Image(s) )