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Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS112

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised primarily of photographs of geographic locations in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. They were obtained by Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company through the course of business and were probably used to promote their services as a printing company. The photographs were taken by commercial photographers and photojournalists such as Edgar Orr (active 1922-1964), Kenneth Rogers (Head of the Constitutions Photography department, and later the head of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine, active from 1924-1972), Carolyn Carter (Rogers’ photography assistant at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), and Ken Patterson. The bulk of the collection consists of aerial images of downtown Atlanta but the collection also includes many images of rural areas across Georgia.


  • 1961-1962, undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

Administrative History

Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company was founded in 1920 as Atlanta Blue Print Company. Businessman Thomas L. Johnson (1900-1955), took over the company in 1922. Johnson was also a football referee for the Southeastern Conference. Originally located on Auburn Avenue, the company changed location several times before settling at 1052 West Peachtree Street. The name of the company changed in 1994 to Imaging Technologies Services. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is now a supplier of imaging services in the southeastern United States. It operates branches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


186 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in four series: (1) People; (2) Events; (3) Geographic Locations; and (4) Scenery.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company, 1979 (1979.477)

General Physical Description note

Extent: 186 black and white photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007

Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs ahc.VIS 112
An Inventory of Its Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305