Herbert H. Lee Photographs
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Herbert H. Lee 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: Lee, Herbert H.
Title: Herbert H. Lee Photographs
Dates: 1919- 1968, undated
Quantity: 386.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 386 color slides and black and white prints (1 document case and 1 cold storage box)
Identification: ahc.VIS130

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for Herbert Lee.


Scope and Content Note

Included in this collection are slides and photographs of geographic locations, events, and transportation in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The collection contains images of downtown Atlanta, including aerial views, government buildings, private residences, parks, street scenes, railroads, as well as photographs depicting poverty and sub-standard housing. The photographs of Herbert H. Lee are an excellent resource for those interested in the subject of urban renewal, and the post-World War II physical development of Atlanta’s central neighborhoods. The collection also includes images of the arrival of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus to Atlanta, and parades, including one for confederate veterans, and one honoring the military during World War II. The collection contains images depicting railways and train depots in and around Atlanta.


Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series. (1) Geographic Locations, (2) Events in Atlanta, (3) Transportation. The images are arranged alphabetically within each series according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Constitution Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.).
Automobiles--Georgia--Atlanta
Circus--Georgia--Atlanta
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire stations--Georgia--Atlanta
Highland Avenue Showgrounds (Atlanta, Ga.)
L and R Drug Co. (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lakewood Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Low-income housing--Georgia--Atlanta
Office buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Peachtree Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Railroads--Georgia
Urban parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Urban renewal--Georgia--Atlanta

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many of the images in this collection are 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

[VIS 130], Herbert H. Lee Photographs, VIS 130, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Herbert H. Lee, 1976 (1976.297), 1978 (1978.536).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.


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: Geographic Locations, 1919-1968, undated

(305 color slides and black and white prints)
The images in this series depict Atlanta buildings, street scenes, residences, and parks. Also included are many aerial images of the city during the 1960’s. Photographs include images of the Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta Municipal Airport, and Grant Field. Images of Peachtree Street North Avenue, and Ponce de Leon Avenue are included as well as color photographs of private residences in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Also included are photographs of a military encampment in Piedmont Park during World War I, and photographs of railroads in Atlanta. The photographer produced dozens of images depicting poverty and poor housing conditions in what appears to be the Mechanicsville/Pittsburgh area south of downtown Atlanta in the late 1960’s.

Location

CS BOX 1, VIS 130.1VIS 130.1.1-.63 Aerial/Skyline Views of Atlanta, 1919, 1921, 1961-1968, 63.0 Image(s)

Location

CS BOX 1VIS 130.2.1-.3 Atlanta Civic Center Construction, 1968, 1965, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.3.1-.3 Atlanta Constitution Building, 1967, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.4 Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, undated, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.5.1-.3 Atlanta Municipal Airport, 1941, 1965, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.6 Atlanta Water Works, 1968, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.7 Bradford Memorial Home, 1957, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.8 Calloway Home, 1957, 1.0 image

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VIS 130.9VIS 130.9.1-.6 Camp Johnston, WWI Camp in Piedmont Park, Oct. 8-11, 1919, 6.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.10.1-.3 Candler Field, 1941, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.11.1-.111 Central City Conditions, 1968, 111.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.12.1-.2 Chattahoochee River Old Bolton Bridge, By Old Marietta Car, undated, 2.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.13.1-.3 Deckner’s Residence Stewart Ave., 1941 1942, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.14 Doctor's Building, 1961, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.15.1-.2 Firestations Downtown, No. 6, Downtown, 1968,1969, 2.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.16.1-.2 First National Bank, Interior Peachtree and North Ave., 1960, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.17VIS 130.17 Ford Co. Water Tower and Building, Dec. 30, 1919, 1.0 image

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VIS 130.18VIS 130.18 Grant Field, Ga Tech vs. Auburn football game, 1917, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.19.1-.7 Grant Park 1961 View with Atlanta Skyline, 1968, 5.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.20 Greyhound Bus Terminal, 1941, 1.0 image

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VIS 130.21VIS 130.21.1-.4 Hotel Winecoff and Howard Theater, Peachtree St. at Broad St., July 1921, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.22 Hurt Park, undated, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.23.1-.2 Interstate Highways, 1968, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.24VIS 130.24 Lakewood Park, Sept. 1919, 1.0 image

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VIS 130.25VIS 130.25.1-.11 L and R Drug Co., 1919– early 1920’s, 11.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.26 Mayor's Park, Easter Holiday, 1961, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.27.1-.3 McBurney Residence, "Open house", undated, 3.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.28 North Ave., 1960, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.29.1-.11 Peachtree Center, 1968, 11.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.30.1-.4 Peachtree St., Looking North Looking Northeast Looking South, 1941, 4.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.31.1-.7 Peachtree St., At Houston St., looking south, Cathedral under construction, Looking North at intersection w/ Pine St., Looking North, Sidewalk scene, VE Day, 1960’S; undated; 1960; 1961 ;1968; 1945, 7.0

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.32.1-.6 Perkerson Rd. Residence Gilbert-Taylor Family Pre-Civil War home, Woods, grading for subdivision, 1942, 4.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.33.1-.5 Piedmont Park Japanese Garden, From 10th St, Views of the park, 1967; 1961; 1968, 5.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.34 Ponce de Leon Ave. and Briarcliff Rd. Looking West, undated, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.35.1-.2 Pursley’s Residence Yard, 1942, 2.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.36.1-.27 Railroads, 1968, 27.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.37 Residence on Corner of Peachtree St and Ponce de Leon Ave., Future Franklin Simon Store, undated, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.38 St.Simon's Island, Lighthouse, undated, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.39.1-.5 Washington St. Residence, 1957, 5.0 Image(s)
 

Series 2: Events, 1917-1919, 1940, 1945

(81 black and white prints and color slides)
The slides and photographs in this series depict six separate events in Atlanta. The largest collection of slides in this series depicts a parade through downtown Atlanta on “Heroes Day” on May 24, 1945, an event honoring members of the First Army and their commander, General Courtney Hodges, a Georgia native. Another set of images within this series is the November 3, 1940 Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Highland Avenue showgrounds. These circus photographs show the unloading process of elephants moving wagons onto the railroad train, tent set-up, the mess hall, and various spectators. Photographer Lee and his wife attended many Sunday circus events during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Other events include a confederate veterans parade, the aftermath of the Atlanta fire of 1917, and memorial events after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt.

Location

VIS 130.40VIS 130.40.1-.31 Circus, 1940, 31.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.41VIS 130.41.1-.4 Confederate Veterans Parade, 1919, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.42VIS 130.42.1-.7 Fire of May 21, 1917 Aftermath, May 21, 1917, 7.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.43VIS 130.43 Georgia Fifth Regiment, 1917, 1.0 image

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.44.1-.34 "Heroes Day", May 24, 1945, 34.0 Image(s)

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CS BOX 1VIS 130.45.1-.4 Memorial for President Roosevelt, April 1945, 4.0 Image(s)
 

Series 3: Transportation, 1919-1921, undated

(10 black and white prints)
Included in this series are photographs of locomotives and automobiles largely dating from 1919 to 1921. There are several pictures of moving locomotives from across the state of Georgia. Photographed for three images were locomotives on the Southern Railway, established in 1894 as a major railroad in the South. By 1916, the Southern Railway had eight thousand miles of track and involved thirteen states. Lee provides photographs of three separate locomotives on the Southern Railway.

Location

VIS 130.46VIS 130.46 Central of Georgia Railway, Below Griffin, Ga., 1921, 1.0 image

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VIS 130.47VIS 130.47.1-.2 Georgia Railroad, East of Atlanta, 1921, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.48VIS 130.48.1-.3 Southern Railroad, Birmingham Special, Eastbound, leaving Peachtree Station No. 37, undated, 1919, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 130.49VIS 130.49.1-.5 Unidentified Automobiles, Scripps- Booth, 1919, Undated, 5.0 Image(s)