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Postcard collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS93

Scope and Contents

This collection contains postcards that depict scenes in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Most of the images are of man-made structures in Atlanta including Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Municipal Airport (now Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), Biltmore Hotel, Booker T. Washington High School, Bulloch Hall, Candler Building, Capitol City Club, City Hall, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park, English-American (Flatiron) Building, Fort McPherson, Camp Gordon, Emory University, Fort Walker, Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Institute of Technology), Georgian Terrace Hotel, Governor’s Mansion, Kimball House, Morehouse College, Municipal Auditorium, Piedmont Hotel, Piedmont Driving Club, Spelman College, Georgia State Capitol Building, Terminal Station, United States Post Office, and Union Station.

Also included are postcards of neighborhoods and streets in Atlanta such as Ansley Park, Ashby Street, Capitol Avenue, Dodson Park, Druid Hills, Elizabeth Street, Five Points, Grant Park, Marietta, Mitchell Street, Oakland Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Peachtree Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Underground Atlanta. Other postcards contain images of Georgia cities and towns including, Athens, Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Macon, Milledgeville, Pine Mountain Valley, Rome, and Savannah. The remainder of the collection are postcards that depict broad themes like agriculture, churches, railroads, the Civil War, and racist African American stereotypes.


  • 1899-1990, undated

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.


1,906 postcard(s)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2004.

Postcard collection
Jennie Oldfield
April 2020
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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