Historic Photos of Atlanta

Historic Photos of Atlanta

by Michael Rose
     
 

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The City in the Forest, Atlanta was a spot found in the wilderness of north Georgia for the end of a railroad line. It was thought few people would stay here, because most would be passing through to somewhere else. Instead, the people remained and the town grew, growing from Terminus to Marthasville to Atlanta. The city was defined by the rail lines, and for that

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The City in the Forest, Atlanta was a spot found in the wilderness of north Georgia for the end of a railroad line. It was thought few people would stay here, because most would be passing through to somewhere else. Instead, the people remained and the town grew, growing from Terminus to Marthasville to Atlanta. The city was defined by the rail lines, and for that reason, General William T. Sherman came with the Civil War. After he left the city in ruins, Atlanta rebuilt, rising from the ashes, raising a brave and beautiful city. For a century and a half, Atlanta has been the southern city on the move, a town of railroads, business and trade—putting up and pulling down—airplanes and highways, America's team and international Olympics. Along the way, professional and amateur photographers have documented Atlanta's rich visual history. This volume, Historic Photos of Atlanta, presents nearly two hundred images of the city's past, including views of its streets, the people who called it home, and the life, look, and feel of Atlanta.

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Points North Magazine
As the "Capital of the South," this city's seen a lot. Discover the deep layers of hometown history with the pages of "Historic Photos of Atlanta". The stunning coffee table book contains nearly 200 poignant, black and white photos gathered from Atlanta History Center archives, including such notable landmarks and historical figures as Ogelthorpe Park, Hank Aaron, and General Sherman's siege on the city, along with fact-filled captions and chapter introductions by author Michael Rose.
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With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Michael Rose, Historic Photos of Atlanta rediscovers the fascinating past of the "City Too Busy to Hate" through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty. Historic Photos of Atlanta is part of Turner Publishing's Historic Photo Series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, legendary figures and pivotal events across America, have been acclaimed of a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620455265
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,405,437
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Joy Johnson
"Historic Photos of Atlanta presents an intriguing visual study of Atlanta's history, from the pre-Civil War period through the modern era. I've always loved studying old photographs, observing the changes to the landscape that comes with time and wondering about the lives of the people in old photographs. So, perhaps I'm a bit biased when a book chock-full of historic photos of Atlanta comes in for me to review. If you know someone who is a history buff or has a keen interest in photography, Historic Photos of Atlanta would make the perfect gift. The book's concise but informational commentary makes it ideal for history buffs and casual readers alike."--(Joy Johnson, About.com/Atlanta)

Meet the Author

A native of the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Michael Rose has lived and worked in Atlanta for more than twenty years. Having worked for years in the museum, gallery, and archival fields, he has written three previous books documenting photographs of Atlanta. He is executive director of the Atlanta History Center whose Kenan Research Center provided the images for this volume.

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