J.J. Allen Photographs
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J.J. Allen Photographs

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: Allen, J. J.
Title: J.J. Allen Photographs
Dates: 1954
Quantity: 18.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 18 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS126

Biographical/Historical Note

J.J. Allen is a professional photographer from Hapeville, Ga. He began his career as a photographer in the early 1950’s and has specialized in commercial and advertising photography as well as portraiture. Since the 1990’s, Allen has operated a studio and published two how-to books on portrait photography.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer J.J. Allen took these photographs for use in the 1954 Atlanta Historical Society photography contest. The collection is comprised of images of Hapeville and Fairburn, Georgia, municipalities located south of Atlanta. Included are images of churches, schools, businesses, and government facilities such as Bethsadia Baptist Church, Hapeville Methodist Church, North Avenue Public School, the Ford assembly plant, the railroad depot, and city hall in Hapeville. Information regarding each image, including the time of day taken, the camera type used, the lens opening, size and speed can be found on the reverse side. Also, the donor supplied additional information regarding the history and changes to the buildings can be found on the reverse of the photographs.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff

Index Terms

Allen, J. J.
Baptist churches--Georgia--Hapeville
Bethsadia Baptist Church (Fairburn, Ga.).
Broadnax family--Homes and haunts
Central Avenue (Hapeville, Ga.)
Chapman Drug Store (Hapeville, Ga.).
Church buildings--Georgia
Electric signs--1950-1960
Fairburn (Ga.)
Fire stations--Georgia--Hapeville
Ford Motor Company
Hapeville (Ga.)
Hapeville (Ga.). Fire Dept.
Hapeville (Ga.). Police Dept.
Hapeville Baptist Church (Hapeville, Ga.).
Hapeville City Hall (Hapeville, Ga.).
Hapeville Cycle and Key Company (Hapeville, Ga.)
Hapeville Drug Company (Hapeville, Ga.)
Hapeville High School (Hapeville, Ga.).
Hapeville Methodist Church (Hapeville, Ga.)
Hapeville Presbyterian Church (Hapeville, Ga.)
High schools--Georgia
L.T. Hansard Market (Hapeville, Ga.)
Methodist church buildings--Georgia--Hapeville
Millers Department Store (Hapeville, Ga.)
Monuments & memorials--Georgia--Hapeville
Night photographs--1950-1960
North Avenue School (Hapeville, Ga.)
Presbyterian churches--Georgia--Hapeville
Railroad stations--Georgia--Hapeville
St. Johns Convent (Hapeville, Ga.)
Water towers--1950-1960

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 126], J.J. Allen Photographs, VIS 126, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. J. Allen, 1954.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.


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



VIS 126.01VIS 126.01 Fairburn, Bethsadia Baptist Church Church Exterior, Hand Hewn Grave Marker, 1954 February 18 ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 126.02VIS 126.02 Hapeville, City Hall, 1954 February 21 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.03VIS 126.03 Hapeville, Central Avenue Local Businesses, 1954 February ( 3.0 Image(s) )


VIS 126.04VIS 126.04 Hapeville, College Street School, 1954 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.05VIS 126.05 Hapeville, Fire Department, 1954 February 21 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.06VIS 126.06 Hapeville, Ford Plant, 1954 February ( 2.0 Image(s) )


VIS 126.07VIS 126.07 Hapeville, Hapeville Baptist Church Fulton Avenue at Myrtle, 1954 February 22 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.08VIS 126.08 Hapeville, Hapeville High School, 1954 February 18 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.09VIS 126.09 Hapeville, Hapeville Methodist Church, 1954 February 21 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.10VIS 126.10 Hapeville, Hapeville Presbyterian Church Whitney Avenue, 1954 February 21 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.11VIS 126.11 Hapeville, North Avenue Public School North Avenue at Myrtle, 1954 February 22 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.12VIS 126.12 Hapeville, Police Department N. Fulton Avenue, 1954 February 21 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.13VIS 126.13 Hapeville, Railroad Depot, 1954 February 17 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 126.14VIS 126.14 Hapeville, St. Johns Covent College St and Union Avenue, 1954 February 22 ( 1.0 image )