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Holy similar! At top is a 1920s photo of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, with students at Georgia Tech. Below is a 1939 photo of Margaret Mitchell’s famous character, Scarlett O'Hara,...

Then and Now. Atlanta, Georgia – 1964 and 2004

Then & Now: The Stunning Speed of Urban Development

Cities can sprout from a swath of desert to a bustling metropolis in the blink of an eye – just look at these before and after images of Dubai, Shenzhen & more.

1960s Varsity - Atlanta Georgia. Hmmm. I'd love a Chili Dog and "F.O." right now! (That's a Frosted Orange.. yum!)

1960s Varsity - Atlanta Georgia. Hmmm. I'd love a Chili Dog and "F.O." right now! (That's a Frosted Orange.. yum!)

atlanta municipal airport in the 60s / hartsfield jackson international airport

The 1961 Jet Age Terminal

Historic photos and postcards from Atlanta's iconic 1961 airport terminal.

the Pink Pig - from the Rich's department store exhibit at the Breman Museum in Atlanta

Return to Rich's Exhibit at the Breman Museum, Atlanta - Rich's Department Store

I had a wonderful time yesterday at the Return to Rich's exhibit. This exhibit at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta celebrates the history of Rich's Department Store. The exhibit closes May 27, 2014, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Atlanta history. One of my dear friends from high school and her mother hosted a private tour and luncheon. I'll share a few photos with you, so you can enjoy the exhibit too. Rich's department store was founded in…

Atlanta rush hour traffic in 1940. Browse and order prints from our collection.

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Atlanta rush hour traffic in 1940. Browse and order prints from our collection.

The Second Kimball House After the first Kimball House burned in 1883, a second Kimball House opened for business on New Year’s Day in 1885...

Five Beautiful Buildings Atlanta Destroyed

Atlanta has an unfortunate tendency to pave over her history in the name of progress. Because of this tendency, we’ve lost some truly remarkable structures. We wanted to take a look back at some of those losses, so we decided to ask Atlanta History Center staff members to name five of Atlanta’s most significant casualties. Atlanta Terminal Station Located on Spring Street, Atlanta’s Terminal Station was designed by P. Thornton Marye, whose firm also designed the Fox Theater. Completed in…

Main Street in 1914 - now Canton Street. Photo from the Georgia Archives. Roswell GA

Main Street in 1914 - now Canton Street. Photo from the Georgia Archives. Roswell GA

Mimosa Hall, Roswell, Fulton County, GA. Historic American Buildings Survey photo-1936. American Revival of Greek Architecture

Mimosa Hall, Roswell, Fulton County, GA. Historic American Buildings Survey photo-1936. American Revival of Greek Architecture