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While I’m sharing some pictures of Atlanta’s past, thought I’d share some videos as well, like this 18-min. one on the New South of the 1950s. This documentary includes footage from Georgia at Louisiana, I can see, and probably other states. I gather from the second half of this show that Southern Bell was the sponsor.

Note the remarks about existing facilities having to be enlarged and things redone in the rush to progress. Many, many historic Atlanta buildings were lost in the 1950s. And of course note the bit about building the suburbs.

And there’s so much more in this video! Female auto workers, the Savannah River atomic plant, vintage transportation, telephone cable installation, phone operators, for example. (Also there’s so much not shown, like say, any black people.)

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