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J.J. Allen Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS126

Scope and Contents of the Records

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.


  • 1954


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


18 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. J. Allen, 1954.

General Physical Description note

18 black and white photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.

J.J. Allen Photographs, 1954 ahc.VIS 126
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305