Series 8
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s
Boxes 56-65; OP3, 4-5; BV5-12; OBV2

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs of William B. Hartsfield, his family, other politicians and national figures, and Atlanta events from the 1860s to the 1970s. The bulk of this series highlights the ceremonial duties of the mayor of a growing American city (1930s-1971). Welcoming Hollywood stars and city visitors, cutting ribbons for grand openings, and attending dinners and banquets are well-photographed mayoral duties. Other events are Gone with the Wind premieres; travels to Europe and South America; meetings with Presidents, politicians, the Pope, and others; various stages in the development of the Chattahoochee River and Buford Dam water systems; the expansion of the airport; and several inaugural air flights on which Hartsfield was a passenger. Portrait photographs of Hartsfield from childhood to shortly before his death are also included in this series (1892-1971). There is also a large collection of family and other personal photographs (circa 1860s-1960s). Tollie Tolan Hartsfield's personal photographs (circa 1890s-1970s), also located in this series, contain few pictures related to Mayor Hartsfield. They primarily show scenes of friends, family, and vacations from before her marriage to Hartsfield and after his death. Eight photograph albums of ceremonial events, such as the launching of the U.S.S. Atlanta and the dedication of St. Joseph's Hospital, are also included in this series.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

William B. Hartsfield portraits
Box Folder Content
56 1 1892-1919
56 2 1920-1949
OP4 12 1940s
OP68 - 1950s
56 3 1950-1956
OP68 - 1956
56 4 1957-1970
OP68 - 1960s
56 5 Undated
Atlanta and political events
56 6 Allstate Insurance event, circa 1950s
56 7 American Municipal Association, 1952
56 8 American Symphony Orchestra League, Washington, D.C., June 16-19, 1965
56 9 Amusement parks, 1954-1959
56 10 Amusement parks, 1962
56 11 Amusement parks, 1963-1967
56 12 Amusement parks, 1968
56 13 Amusement parks, 1969-1970, undated
56 14 Annual Outdoor Art Show, Piedmont Park, May 1959
56 15 Atlanta Airport and aviation, 1920-1939
56 16 Atlanta Airport and aviation, Atlanta-Mexico City Inaugural Flight, 1939
56 17 Atlanta Airport and aviation, 1940-1955
56 18 Atlanta Airport and aviation, 1956-1958
56 19 Atlanta Airport and aviation, 1959-1967
56 20 Atlanta airport and aviation, Hartsfield dedication, circa 1970s
56 21 Atlanta Airport and aviation, undated
OP3 10 Atlanta Airport and aviation, four scenes of Atlanta with inset of Hartsfield, circa 1930s-1960s
OP3 11 Atlanta buildings and parks, downtown, circa 1938
OP3 12 Atlanta buildings and parks, downtown, 1960s
56 1 Atlanta buildings and parks, Hurt Park and Plaza Park, circa 1940s
OP3 13 Atlanta buildings and parks, planners with model of Plaza Park, circa 1940s
57 2 Atlanta buildings and parks, City Hall, Georgia State Capitol, Henry Grady statue, circa 1940s-1950s
57 3 Atlanta buildings and parks, Other, circa 1950s
OP3 14 Atlanta buildings and parks, unidentified fountain, undated
57 4 Atlanta city celebrations, circa 1950s-1960s
OP3 15 Atlanta city government, Centennial Council, 1937
57 5 Atlanta city government officials, 1940s
57 6 Atlanta city government officials, 1950s
57 7 Atlanta city government officials, 1960s
57 8 Atlanta city government officials, portraits, undated
57 9 Atlanta city leaders, 1930s-1940s
57 10 Atlanta city leaders, 1950s
57 11 Atlanta city leaders, 1960s-1970s and undated
57 12 Atlanta Freight Bureau dinners, circa 1950s-1960s
57 13 Atlanta landmarks, circa 1950s-1960s
OP3 16 Atlanta landmarks, pedestrians in front of Henry Grady statue, circa 1940s-1950s
57 14 Atlanta's Centennial Day, 1948
57 15 Atlanta winter storm damage, 1967
57 16 Awards presentations, circa 1940s-1960s
57 17 Awards ceremonies honoring W.B. Hartsfield, 1950s
57 18 Awards ceremonies honoring W.B. Hartsfield, 1960s
57 19 Awards ceremonies honoring W.B. Hartsfield, 1970s
57 20 Banquets and dinners, circa 1930s-1940s
57 21 Banquets and dinners, circa 1950s
57 22 Banquets and dinners, circa 1960s
OP4 13 Banquets and dinners, Holland Society of New York, 1953
OP4 14 Banquets and dinners, Holland Society of New York, 1955
57 23 Barnum and Bailey Circus, November 1955
57 24 Boy Scouts project, December 1967
57 25 Building dedications
58 1 Capital City Club dinners, circa 1950s
58 2 Capital City Club dinners, circa 1960s
58 3 Charity events, 1940s-1950s
58 4 Chattahoochee River Commission, West Point, Georgia, June 9, 1967
58 5 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Buford Dam, 1950-1952
58 6 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Buford Dam, 1953
58 7 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Buford Dam Gate Closing, 1956
58 8 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Mayor's Birthday Party, March 1, 1957
58 9 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Buford Dam dedication and Lake Lanier, October 9, 1957
58 10 Chattahoochee River Development Association, dedication of Atlanta's Water System, January 23, 1960
58 11 Chattahoochee River Development Association, Buford Dam 30 Millionth Visitor, 1962
58 12 Chevrolet Corporation celebrations, February 1955
58 13 City departmental functions, Atlanta Department of Education in Atlanta Journal "Special Section," circa 1949
58 14 City departmental functions in Atlanta Journal "Special Section", circa 1949-1950
58 15 Coca Cola luncheon, October 5, 1957
58 16 Conventions, circa 1948-1960s
OP4 15 Conventions, Loyal Order of Moose, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1955
58 17 Cyclorama opening, circa early 1950s
58 18 Dave Garroway Show, Hurt Park, May 1956
58 19 Demonstrations and protest marches, circa 1950s-1960s
58 20 Elections, Roy LeCraw 1940 Campaign for Mayor
OP4 16 Elections, "Burial of Hartsfield Administration and the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution and the Birth of a New Government," circa 1940s Atlanta Constitution and the Birth of a New Government," circa 1940s
58 21 Elections, Mayor Hartsfield's 1949 and 1957 campaigns
58 22 Elections, ballot boxes, 1949
59 1 Elections, 1952 parade for Richard B. Russell
59 2 Elections, Democratic National Victory Dinner, 1959
59 3 Elections, Charlie Brown for State Senator, circa 1960s
59 4 Fort Bliss, November 1965
OP3 17 Georgia House of Representatives, 1933-1935
OP3 18 Georgia House of Representatives, 1935-1937
59 5 Gone with the Wind premiere, 1939
59 6 Gone with the Wind repremiere, 1961
59 7 Gone with the Wind repremiere, 1967
59 8 Grand Opera party, April 1949
59 9 Groundbreakings, 1954-1955
59 10 Gulf Oil Corporation Party, 1956
59 11 Hartsfield, William B., final speech as Mayor, City Hall, January 1962
59 12 Hartsfield, William B., playing tuba for East Atlanta Elementary Band, January 1956
59 13 Hartsfield, William B., speech in the Prado, November 4, 1960
59 14 Hartsfield, William B., swearing-ins
59 15 Hartsfield, William B., television appearances, circa 1950s-1960s
59 16 Hartsfield, William B., throwing first ball at baseball game, circa 1937
59 17 Hartsfield, William B., with beauty queens, circa 1940s-1950s
OP3 19 Hartsfield, William B., with Ben Massell and others, 1950s
59 18 Hartsfield, William B., with fellow Shriners, 1950s
OP3 20 Hartsfield, William B., with Bobby Jones, circa 1950s
OP3 21 Hartsfield, William B., with Marines, 1950s
59 19 Hartsfield, William B., with other city mayors, circa 1940s-1960s
59 20 Hartsfield, William B., with Presidents of the United States, circa 1940s-1960s
OP3 22 Hartsfield, William B., with Presidents of the United States, Eisenhower, 1952
OP4 17 Hartsfield, William B., with Presidents of the United States, Kennedy, 1964
59 21 Hartsfield, William B., with prominent politicians, circa 1940s-1960s
OP3 23 Hartsfield, William B., with prominent politicians, dinner with Ga. Governor E. D. Rivers, 1939
59 22 Hartsfield, William B., with Teamsters Union officials, 1954
59 23 Hartsfield, William B., with Tollie Tolan Hartsfield at public events
59 24 Hartsfield, William B., with various famous people, circa 1938-1954
59 25 Hartsfield, William B., with various famous people, circa 1955-1960s
59 26 Hartsfield, William B., with various people, circa 1940s-1960s
59 27 Hartsfield, William B., with various unidentified people, circa 1940s-mid 1950s
59 28 Hartsfield, William B., with various unidentified people, circa late 1950s-1960s
59 29 Holiday Magazine "Salute to Atlanta," April 1961
59 30 Ichauway Plantation, hunting scenes, circa 1940s-early 1950s
60 1 Ichauway Plantation, hunting scenes, 1955
60 2 Incinerator dedication, January 15, 1952
60 3 Jewelers' Convention, July 1950
60 4 Laundromats, circa 1950s
60 5 Lenox Square grand opening, August 3, 1959
60 6 Lenox Square "Salute to Atlanta," August 21, 1961
60 7 Mack Truck Convoy, City Hall, 1950
60 8 Metropolitan Life party, circa 1949
60 9 Military, circa 1930s-1940s
60 10 Military, circa 1950s
60 11 Military, circa 1960s-1970s and undated
60 12 Minerals and mining, circa 1940s-1950s
60 13 Minerals and mining, Talc Mining, undated
60 14 Model for developing viaduct area, June 1954
60 15 Movie stars, circa 1950s-1960s [1 of 2]
60 16 Movie stars, circa 1950s-1960s [2 of 2]
OP3 24 Movie stars, Hartsfield with Bill Shirley and Eileen Christy, 1950s
60 17 Movies, premieres in Atlanta
OP4 18 Navy vessel, undated
60 18 Okefenokee Swamp, March 1948
60 19 Openings (Buildings, Stores, Exhibits, etc.), circa 1940s-1960s [1 of 2]
60 20 Openings (Buildings, Stores, Exhibits, etc.), circa 1940s-1960s [2 of 2]
60 21 Port Authority of New York, September 30, 1959
60 22 Proclamation signings, circa 1950-1962 [1 of 2]
60 23 Proclamation signings, circa 1950-1962 [2 of 2]
60 24 Public Anniversary celebrations, circa 1940s-1960s
61 1 Redevelopment Exhibition, City Hall, August 1957
61 2 Retirement events of Atlanta city leaders and government officials, 1940s-1950s
61 3 Sac Heights, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1960
61 4 St. Patrick's Day, Detroit, March 17, 1954
61 5 School integration, City Press Room, September 1961
61 6 Slides, Atlanta desegregation, 1950s
61 7 Snapshots, 1930s
61 8 Snapshots, 1940s
61 9 Snapshots, 1950s [1 of 2]
61 10 Snapshots, 1950s [2 of 2]
61 11 Snapshots, circa 1960s [1 of 2]
61 12 Snapshots, circa 1960s [2 of 2]
61 13 Snapshots, undated
61 14 Southeastern Fair, 1955
61 15 Southeastern Fair, 1964
61 16 Southeastern Fair, 1966
61 17 Southeastern Fair, 1967, 1968
61 18 Southeastern Fair, 1969
61 19 Southeastern Fair, 1970, with Tricia Nixon
61 20 Southeastern Fair, undated
61 21 Star Box Derby, July 1946
61 22 Stevenson, Adlai with W.B. Hartsfield and Tollie Tolan Hartsfield, November 8, 1960
61 23 Symphony Ball, 1967
61 24 Tulip Festival, April 1954
OP5 - Travels, 1939, Mexico
61 25 Travels, 1950, Europe [1 of 2]
61 26 Travels, 1950, Europe [2 of 2]
61 27 Travels, 1953, Israel, Greece and Italy [1 of 3]
62 1 Travels, 1953, Israel, Greece and Italy [2 of 3]
62 2 Travels, 1953, Israel, Greece and Italy [3 of 3]
62 3 Travels, 1954, Germany
62 4 Travels, 1955, "Crusade for Freedom" Trip to Europe
62 5 Travels, 1955, Venezuela
OP3 25 Travels, circa late 1950s, Mexico, Hartsfield with Ambassador Antonia Carrillo Flores
OP3 26 Travels, circa late 1950s, Mexico
62 6 Travels, 1932-1969, Various Trips
OP3 27 Unidentified general, undated
OP3 28 University of Georgia football stadium, September 3, 1982
62 7 U.S. Conference of Mayors, New York City, June 14, 1952
OP4 19 U.S. Conference of Mayors, New York City, June 14, 1952
62 8 U.S.S. Atlanta launching, December 3, 1944
OP3 29 U.S.S. Atlanta launching, December 1944
62 9 Welcomings to Atlanta, circa 1940s-1960s
OP3 30 Welcomings to Atlanta, Sir Arthur and Mrs. Rank with L. W. Robert, Fred Storey, and Fred Moon, circa 1940s
62 10 Willie B., Gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, 1961
62 11 Woodruff, Robert W. dinners, circa 1948-1950s
OP3 31 Woodruff, R.W., portraits, circa 1950s
Family photographs
62 12 Christmas Day at the Drapers', December 25, 1965
62 13 Crystal River fishing trip, April 1937
62 14 Dagnall Lot, Kingston, Georgia, October 1968
62 15 Easter in New York and McGill Wedding, April 1967
62 16 Exposition in Montreal, August 1967
62 17 Family outings, circa 1960s
62 18 Hartsfield family, circa 1860s-1870s [contains tintypes and carte-de-visites]
62 19 Hartsfield family, circa 1880s [contains cabinet cards and tintypes]
62 20 Hartsfield family, circa 1890s [contains boudoir card, cabinet cards, and tintype]
62 21 Hartsfield family, circa 1900-1930s
62 22 Hartsfield family, circa 1940-1970
62 23 Hartsfield family, John Hartsfield, Brother of W.B. Hartsfield, circa 1883-1915 [contains cabinet cards, postcards, and paper prints]
62 24 Hartsfield family, Parents of W.B. Hartsfield, circa 1870s-1920 [contains tintypes and miniature painted on glass]
62 25 Hartsfield, William B., elementary school class pictures, 1896-1898
63 1 Hartsfield, William B., high school reunions, class of 1907-1908, circa 1908-1958
63 2 Hartsfield, W.B. and Tollie Tolan, wedding, 1962
63 3 S.S. Ariadne, circa 1960s
63 4 Travels, Switzerland, circa 1963
63 5 Travels, Central America, 1968
63 6 Travels, Europe, Summer 1969 [1 of 2]
63 7 Travels, Europe, Summer 1969 [2 of 2]
63 8 Vacations, circa 1948-1958
63 9 Visit to friends in Florida, circa May 1967
63 10 Weddings attended by Hartsfield, circa 1950s
63 11 Wedding trip family portraits, 1962
Tollie Tolan Hartsfield personal photographs
63 12 Ball, May 1963
63 13 Banquets and dinners, circa 1959-1972
63 14 Bedenbaugh family (of Tollie Tolan Hartsfield), circa 1890s-early 1900s [contains tintypes and card mounted prints]
OP3 32 Bedenbaugh family, class picture, early 1900s
63 15 Family and friends, circa 1940s
63 16 Family and friends, circa 1950s
63 17 Family and friends, circa 1960s
63 18 Family and friends, circa 1970s-1980s
63 19 Hartsfield, Carl Siegfried, baby pictures, circa 1955-1956
63 20 Hartsfield, Carl Siegfried snapshots, circa late 1950s-late 1960s
63 21 Hartsfield, Carl Siegfried, school pictures, 1960s
63 22 Hartsfield, Carl Siegfried, 6th Birthday party with Lion Cubs, 1960
63 23 Hartsfield, Carl Siegfried, 10th Birthday Party, Photographs for Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 20, 1964
64 1 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan snapshots, circa 1940s-1960s
64 2 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan with Carl Siegfried Hartsfield, 1950s-1970s
64 3 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, portraits, circa 1962-1978
64 4 "Juan" and Lion Cubs, 1964
64 5 Lookout Mountain, November 20, 1966
64 6 Historical Society, 1971
64 7 Pedigreed Ball, March 3, 1978
64 8 Pets, circa 1950s-1970s
64 9 Snapshots, circa 1950s-1970s
64 10 Steeplechase Races, circa early 1970s
64 11 Symphony Ball, 1967
64 12 Thanksgiving 1958
64 13 Tolan, Daniel (First Husband of Tollie Tolan Hartsfield), 1950s
64 14 Travels, Texas and Mexico, circa April 1961
64 15 Travels, Key West, circa 1964
64 16 Travels, Florida (?), November 1969
64 17 University of Georgia Football Game, 1977
64 18 Wedding to Daniel Tolan, circa late 1940s
64 19 Zoo, 1960
Negatives
64 20 General negatives, circa 1930s-1980s [1 of 3]
64 21 General negatives, circa 1930s-1980s [2 of 3]
65 1 General negatives, circa 1930s-1980s [3 of 3]
65 2 Negatives of professional shots, 1940s-1960s
Photograph albums
BV5 - Atlanta Water Works, Association of Administrative Department Heads, "Mayor Hartsfield's Dinner Party," December 2, 1952
BV6 - Atlanta Water Works, "Historical Record of Steam Turbine Pumping Unit Number 6," May 14, 1952
65 3 Brecon Loading Company, Coosa River Ordnance Plant, Talladega, Alabama, April 3, 1944
BV7 - Buford Dam Dedication, October 9, 1957
BV8 - Capital City Club, Dinner Honoring Mayor William B. Hartsfield, February 28, 1956
65 4 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, Apprentice Teaching, Camilla High School, January 3, 1943-March 13, 1943
65 5 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, Friends and family, 1936-1941
BV9 - Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, Friends, family, and vacations, 1943-1944
OBV2 - Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, Friends, family, and vacations, circa 1944
65 6 Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, vacation in Texas, May 30-June 12, 1944
BV10 - Hartsfield, Tollie Tolan, wedding to Daniel Tolan, circa late 1940s
65 7 Morgan Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Georgia Power, 1954
BV11 - "Salute to Atlanta," August 21, 1961
BV12 - St. Joseph's Hospital Dedication, December 12, 1953
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