Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection
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Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Hancock, Dodson W.
Title: Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection
Dates: 1954
Quantity: 31.0 images
Quantity: 31 black and white prints (1 document case)
Identification: ahc.VIS131

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for Dodson W. Hancock.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs of cities located south of Atlanta, Georgia in Fulton County. Included are images of College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, Red Oak, and Union City. Many of these cities were originally part of Campbell County, a county that went bankrupt during the Great Depression and was then merged with Fulton County. Photographer Hancock follows highways 19 and 29 in a span of one month to reveal the former Campbell County cities in their 1954 condition. Many of these photographs were taken from the highways ventured by the photographer and provide scenes from business districts, cemeteries, schools, farms, drive-in theaters, government offices, and private residences.


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

Index Terms

Campbell High School (Fairburn, Ga.).
Cemeteries--Georgia--College Park
Central business districts--Georgia
Church buildings--Georgia
Cities and towns--Georgia
College Park (Ga.)
Dwellings--Georgia--College Park
East Point (Ga.)
Fairburn (Ga.)
First Baptist Church (College Park, Ga.).
Ford Motor Company (Hapeville, Ga.).
Fulton County (Ga.)--Rural conditions
Grady Cook Motor Company (Fairburn, Ga.)
Grocery stores--Georgia--Red Oak
Hapeville (Ga.)
Highway 19 (Ga.)
Highway 29 (Ga.)
Housing--Georgia--College Park
Palmetto (Ga.)
Palmetto Cotton Mills (Palmetto, Ga.)
Red Oak (Ga.)
Red Oak Methodist Church (Red Oak, Ga.)
Roosevelt Drive In Theater (Red Oak, Ga.)
Southern States Feed Corporation (Red Oak, Ga.)
Union City (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 131], Dodson W. Hancock, , Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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 131.1VIS 131.1.1-.6 College Park, City Cemetery First Baptist Church Main Business Section Residence West end of city limits West of the city, 1954 ( 6.0 images )


VIS 131.2VIS 131.2 East Point, City Limits, Virginia Ave., 1954 ( 1.0 image )


VIS 131.3VIS 131.3.1-.6 Fairburn, Campbell High School Cemetery Farm Scene Main Business Section Railroad Station West on Hwy 29, 1954 ( 6.0 images )


VIS 131.4VIS 131.4.1-.9 Hapeville, Business District East on Central Ave. Ford Plant Hwy 19 and Hwy 41 N. Central Ave and Hwy 41 Virginia Ave., 1954 ( 9.0 images )


VIS 131.5VIS 131.5.1-.3 Palmetto, Business Section, Hwy 29 east Cotton Mills, Hwy 29 Leaving Palmetto toward Coweta County, 1954 ( 3.0 images )


VIS 131.6VIS 131.6.1-.5 Red Oak, East on Hwy 29 Post Office Red Oak Methodist Church Roosevelt Drive-in Theatre Southern States Feed Corporation, 1954 ( 5.0 images )


VIS 131.7VIS 131.7 Union City, West on Hwy 29, 1954 ( 1.0 image )