Photographer J.J. Allen took these photographs for use in the 1954 Atlanta Historical Society photography contest. The collection is comprised of images of Hapeville and Fairburn, Georgia, municipalities located south of Atlanta. Included are images of churches, schools, businesses, and government facilities such as Bethsadia Baptist Church, Hapeville Methodist Church, North Avenue Public School, the Ford assembly plant, the railroad depot, and city hall in Hapeville. Information regarding each image, including the time of day taken, the camera type used, the lens opening, size and speed can be found on the reverse side. Also, the donor supplied additional information regarding the history and changes to the buildings can be found on the reverse of the photographs.