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John Baeder Summerhill neighborhood photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS270

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the Summerhill neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, including images of houses, advertisements, landscapes, stores and businesses, hotels, and construction areas. Of special note is a photograph of the Windsor Street Coca-Cola sign.


  • 1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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

John Baeder (1938-) was born in South Bend, Indiana, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his paintings and prints of roadside diners. Baeder is closely associated with the Photorealist movement and with Post War realism. He studied fine arts at Auburn University in the late 1950s and worked as an art director and in advertising before pursuing an artistic career full-time. Baeder published books of his artwork: Diners; Diners: Revised and Updated; Gas, Food, Lodging; Sign Language; Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way; and John Baeder's American Roadside: Early Photographs. He was the recipient of the Tennessee Governor's Distinguished Artist Award in 2009.


20 image(s) (20 black and white photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.


John Baeder Summerhill neighborhood photographs
Maeve Vitale
August 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305