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October 11, 2022

Vintage Photographs of Atlanta in the 1960s

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. It lies primarily within Fulton County, with about 10% of the city lying within neighboring DeKalb County. It is the eighth most populous city in the Southeast and 38th most populous city in the United States. It is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia.

Situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of just over 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, Atlanta features unique topography that includes rolling hills, lush greenery, and the most dense urban tree coverage of any major city in the United States.

Atlanta has the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy.

These beautiful photos from Sherwood Harrington were taken by his father Lynn Harrington that show Atlanta in the 1960s.

Five Points, Atlanta, December 1961

Atlanta, December 1961

From Rich's Bridge, Atlanta, December 1961

Top of Peachtree, Atlanta, December 1961

Top of Peachtree, Atlanta, December 1961

View from the top of Peachtree, Atlanta, December 1961

Atlanta skyline at night, 1963

Atlanta skyline, 1963

Murphy High School, Atlanta, April 1963

Murphy High School, Atlanta, April 1963

Stone Mountain railroad, Atlanta, 1963

Atlanta yards, 1964

Stone Mountain cable car (view down the cables), Atlanta, 1964

Stone Mountain cable car, Atlanta, 1964

Atlanta skyline and Grant Park, 1966

Atlanta skyline from Grant Park, 1966

Atlanta expressway, 1968

(Photo © Sherwood Harrington)




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