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Herbert H. Lee Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS130

Scope and Contents of the Records

Included in this collection are slides and photographs of geographic locations, events, and transportation in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The collection contains images of downtown Atlanta, including aerial views, government buildings, private residences, parks, street scenes, railroads, as well as photographs depicting poverty and sub-standard housing. The photographs of Herbert H. Lee are an excellent resource for those interested in the subject of urban renewal, and the post-World War II physical development of Atlanta’s central neighborhoods. The collection also includes images of the arrival of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus to Atlanta, and parades, including one for confederate veterans, and one honoring the military during World War II. The collection contains images depicting railways and train depots in and around Atlanta.


  • 1919- 1968, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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/Biographical History

Biographical information has not been determined for Herbert H. Lee.


386 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is divided into three series. (1) Geographic Locations, (2) Events in Atlanta, (3) Transportation. The images are arranged alphabetically within each series according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many of the images in this collection are located in cold storage (cs) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Herbert H. Lee, 1976 (1976.297), 1978 (1978.536).

General Physical Description note

386 color slides and black and white prints (1 document case and 1 cold storage box)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.

Herbert H. Lee Photographs, 1919- 1968, undatedahc.VIS 130
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305