Thursday, March 18, 2010

Atlanta City Planning 1900-1950

This primary source article titled “The cities of America: Atlanta” by, George Pessions Perry provides images of Atlanta during the 1940’s. I found this article very helpful because of its wide range of information. It describes the general population at this time, the “cow paths” and newly forming roads, upcoming education and the colleges in the area, and much more. There are also advertisements mixed into the article that show a lot about the culture at this time. For example, there is a cigarette ad promoting new, healthier cigarettes, a “Hammermill Bond” advertisement, and even one called “Are you reporting back for civilian duty?” As much as the article itself tells us information on the city of Atlanta at the time, the advertisements can tell us information as well.

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