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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Atlanta: 1939

Atlanta: 1939

May 1939. "Slums in Negro district. Atlanta, Georgia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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The tower directly in view is the Candler Building (built in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler), while the one just to the right is the Rhodes-Haverty Building (completed in 1929; Atlanta's tallest until 1954). Both are still standing.

The photo was taken from within what is now the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. I suspect the location is Jackson Street just north of Auburn Avenue where the Ebeneezer Baptist Church and the King home are located.

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