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Patricia Kennedy Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS160

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection of photographs contains seemingly random images of the American South during the 1940s. Some of the photographs show scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, however the locale of many of the images has not been determined. Images of Atlanta include a Civil War monument in Piedmont Park, the Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street, and Union Station and the Federal Reserve Bank downtown. Also included is a photograph of the Confederate Memorial carving on Stone Mountain. Some of the unidentified photographs depict rural areas and include images of farm equipment, waterfalls, and a Sinclair service station with a display that pays tribute to President Franklin Roosevelt. Other rural images include a roadside barbecue restaurant with a bi-plane on its roof, and a parade featuring an unidentified dignitary in a stretch limousine. The rest of the collection contains images of unidentified urban areas and include numbered trolley cars, telephone poles, a storefront, a bus station, a mule-driven buggy in an unidentified residential area, and a motorcade with soldiers posing for a picture.


  • circa 1940


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

Biographical information regarding Patricia Kennedy has not been determined.


60 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is Arranged according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some 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. As a preservation measure, researchers must view the print reproductions of acetate and glass plate negatives rather than the originals.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ms. Patricia Kennedy, 1975 (1975.105) .

General Physical Description note

30 acetate and glass plate negatives and 30 copy prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.
Patricia Kennedy Photographs, circa 1940ahc.VIS 160
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
August 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305