Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs
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Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company
Title: Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs
Dates: 1961-1962, undated
Quantity: 186.0 images
Quantity: Extent: 186 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS112

Biographical/Historical Note

Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company was founded in 1920 as Atlanta Blue Print Company. Businessman Thomas L. Johnson (1900-1955), took over the company in 1922. Johnson was also a football referee for the Southeastern Conference. Originally located on Auburn Avenue, the company changed location several times before settling at 1052 West Peachtree Street. The name of the company changed in 1994 to Imaging Technologies Services. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is now a supplier of imaging services in the southeastern United States. It operates branches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised primarily of photographs of geographic locations in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. They were obtained by Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company through the course of business and were probably used to promote their services as a printing company. The photographs were taken by commercial photographers and photojournalists such as Edgar Orr (active 1922-1964), Kenneth Rogers (Head of the Constitutions Photography department, and later the head of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine, active from 1924-1972), Carolyn Carter (Rogers’ photography assistant at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), and Ken Patterson. The bulk of the collection consists of aerial images of downtown Atlanta but the collection also includes many images of rural areas across Georgia.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series: (1) People; (2) Events; (3) Geographic Locations; and (4) Scenery.


Index Terms

Aerial views--1960-1970
Agnes Scott College.
Amicalola Falls (Ga.)
Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.).
Cityscapes--1960-1970
Dogwoods
East Lake Golf Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Farm life--Georgia
Farming--Georgia
Gainesville (Ga.)
Golf--Georgia--Atlanta
Lake Burton (Ga.)
Little White House (Warm Springs, Ga.)
Midway (Ga.)
Mountains--Georgia
Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.)
Sports--Georgia--Atlanta
Toccoa Falls (Ga.)
Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs, VIS 112, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company, 1979 (1979.477)

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.


Container List

 

Series 1: People, undated

1 black and white photographic print

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VIS 112.01VIS 112.01Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Portrait, undated, 1.0 image
 

Series 2: Events, undated

10 black and white photographic prints
This series is comprised of photographs of company exhibits, and farming and leisure activities. The subjects are arranged alphabetically by the name of the event. They include events from Springmaid Fabrics company, Plunkett and Company Inc., and the Atlanta Yacht Club. The photographs also depict cotton, corn, and tobacco farming and a parade.

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VIS 112.02VIS 112.02Exhibit Springmaid Fabrics Company, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.03VIS 112.03Exhibit Plunkett and Company, Inc., undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.04VIS 112.04Farming Cotton Picking, Windmill, Tobacco Farming, Corn harvesting, undated, 4.0 images

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VIS 112.05VIS 112.05Parade Cyclorama Float, undated, 1.0 image
 

Series 3: Geographic Locations, 1961-1962, undated

163 black and white photographic prints
This series documents the landscape of the city of Atlanta, the surrounding state of Georgia, as well as the states of Florida, and Vermont. Included are images of buildings, streets, and other urban landmarks, as well as photographs of rural areas in cities and towns across Georgia. Some of the locations depicted in Atlanta include; Atlanta Municipal Airport, Atlanta Stadium, Bobby Jones Golf Course, East Lake Golf Course, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, North Fulton County Golf Course, Oglethorpe University, and the Wrens Nest. Also included are dozens of aerial views of downtown Atlanta. Other photographs in this series contain images of Georgia cities and towns including Amicalola Falls, Athens, Bald Mountain, the Blue Ridge mountains, Burton Lake, Callaway Gardens, Cloudland Canyon, Chatuge Lake, Decatur, Gainesville, the Lanier Oak Tree, Maggie’s Valley, Midway, Okefenokee Swamp, St. Simons Island, Stone Mountain, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Unicoi Gap, Valona, Vogel Park, Warm Springs, Yona Mountain, and Young Harris.



Sub-Series A: Atlanta, (63 black and white and color photographs), undated

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VIS 112.07VIS 112.07Atlanta Airport Baggage Check, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.08 VIS 112.08Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, undated, 8.0 images

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VIS 112.09 VIS 112.09Bobby Jones Golf Course, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.10VIS 112.10Capitol Golf Course, Course, Lodge, undated, 3.0 images

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VIS 112.11VIS 112.11Downtown Atlanta Looking north-west, pre 1961, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.12 VIS 112.12Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking east, pre 1961, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.13 VIS 112.13Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north, 1961 March, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.14VIS 112.14Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north east, 1962 September, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.15VIS 112.15Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north from just west of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.16VIS 112.16Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north from near Decatur Street, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.17VIS 112.17Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.18 VIS 112.18Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking east over the intersection of Techwood Dr. and Hunter St. (now Olympic Park Dr. Centennial NW and MLK Jr. Dr. SW), undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.19VIS 112.19Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking east, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.20VIS 112.20Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking south towards Fulton County Stadium, undated, 4.0 images

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VIS 112.21VIS 112.21Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking south, September, Aerial, looking south, 1962, undated, 9.0 images

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VIS 112.22VIS 112.22Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking south-west across the Grady Curve, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.23VIS 112.23Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking west from above the Downtown Connector, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.24VIS 112.24Downtown Atlanta, aerial, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.25VIS 112.25Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking west, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.26VIS 112.26Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking west, undated, 7.0 images

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VIS 112.27 VIS 112.27Downtown Atlanta Aerial, looking north-west across the Downtown Connector, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.28VIS 112.28Downtown Connector Looking south near North Side Drive, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.29VIS 112.29East Lake, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.30 VIS 112.30John Deere Plow Company, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.31VIS 112.31Kodak Company, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.32 VIS 112.32Municipal Auditorium, undated, 3.0 images

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VIS 112.33VIS 112.33North Fulton County Golf Course, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.34VIS 112.34Oglethorpe University, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.35 VIS 112.35Piedmont Golf Course, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.36 VIS 112.36Unidentified Golf Course, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.37VIS 112.37Westing House, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.38 VIS 112.38Wren's Nest, undated, 1.0 image



Sub-Series B: Florida, (5 black and white photographs) undated

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VIS 112.39VIS 112.39Boc Tower, undated, 5.0 images



Sub-Series C: Georgia, (94 black and white and color photographs) undated

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VIS 112.40VIS 112.40Amicalola Falls, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.41VIS 112.41Athens, Ga. The Georgia Arch, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.42 VIS 112.42Bald Mountain, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.43 VIS 112.43Blue Ridge Mountains, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.44VIS 112.44Lake Burton, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.45 VIS 112.45Callaway Gardens, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.46VIS 112.46Cloudland Canyon, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.47VIS 112.47Chatuge Lake, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.48VIS 112.48Decatur, Ga. Looking south over the Decatur Cemetery, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.49VIS 112.49Decatur, Ga. Agnes Scott, undated, 3.0 images

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VIS 112.50VIS 112.50Dekalb County Water Works, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.51VIS 112.51Gainesville, Ga. Old Barn, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.52VIS 112.52Lanier Oak Tree, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.53VIS 112.53Maggie's Valley, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.54VIS 112.54Midway, Ga. Midway Church, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.55 VIS 112.55Mitch Mountain, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.56VIS 112.56Okefenokee Swamp, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.57VIS 112.57Shooting Creek Valley, undated, 3.0 images

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VIS 112.58VIS 112.58St. Simons Island, Ga. Ruins of Retreat Hospital, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.59VIS 112.59Stone Mountain, undated, 20.0 images

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VIS 112.60 VIS 112.60Tallulah Gorge State Park, undated, 4.0 images

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VIS 112.61VIS 112.61Toccoa Falls, on campus of Toccoa Falls College, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.62VIS 112.62Unicoi Gap, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.63 VIS 112.63Unidentified Buildings, undated, 3.0 images

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VIS 112.64VIS 112.64Unidentified Landscapes and Scenery, undated, 7.0 images

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VIS 112.65VIS 112.65Unidentified North Georgia Mountains, undated, 21.0 images

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VIS 112.66VIS 112.66Valona, Ga., undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.67VIS 112.67Vogel Park, undated, 4.0 images

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VIS 112.68VIS 112.68Warm Springs Ga. Little White House, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.69VIS 112.69Yona Mountain, undated, 1.0 image

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VIS 112.70VIS 112.70Young Harris Georgia, undated, 1.0 image



Sub-Series D: Vermont, (1 black and white photographic print) undated

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VIS 112.71VIS 112.71Richmond, Vermont Winooski River, and Camel’s Hump Mt., undated, 1.0 image
 

Series 4: Scenery, undated

12 black and white and color photographs
The photographs in this series are comprised of images of billboards produced by photographer Fred Winchell and images photographs of dogwood trees in bloom. The series is organized alphabetically by object type.

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VIS 112.72 VIS 112.72Billboards, undated, 2.0 images

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VIS 112.73 VIS 112.73Dogwood Trees, undated, 10.0 images