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Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS131

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains photographs of cities located south of Atlanta, Georgia in Fulton County. Included are images of College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, Red Oak, and Union City. Many of these cities were originally part of Campbell County, a county that went bankrupt during the Great Depression and was then merged with Fulton County. Photographer Hancock follows highways 19 and 29 in a span of one month to reveal the former Campbell County cities in their 1954 condition. Many of these photographs were taken from the highways ventured by the photographer and provide scenes from business districts, cemeteries, schools, farms, drive-in theaters, government offices, and private residences.


  • 1954


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

No biographical information is available for Dodson W. Hancock.


31 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Acquisition Information


General Physical Description note

31 black and white prints (1 document case)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.
Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection, February, 1954ahc.VIS 131
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305