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Kenneth Rogers Photograph Collection Information

Kenneth Rogers Photograph Collection Kenneth Rogers Photograph Collection

This series contains material collected by Kenneth Rogers. Rogers collected over 1,000 negatives by staff photographers at the Atlanta Constitution. Rogers also collected prints of Atlanta taken in the 19th century. The photographs are arranged in 5 subseries; A) Personalities B) Groups C) Events D) Activities and E) Geographic Locations, which is further subdivided in categories: 1. Atlanta 2. Georgia 3. Scenery. Images of sports and political icons such as Ellis Arnall, Wallace Butts, Jimmy Carter, Bobby Dodd, Walter George, Barry Goldwater, Joel Chandler Harris, Bobby Jones, E.D. Rivers, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, and Eugene and Herman Talmadge. Photographs of the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Fire Department in the early 1900's, the Atlanta Crackers baseball team, Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Ku Klux Klan. Images of important civic and political events in Georgia such as Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1932 campaign visit to Atlanta, the Three Governors Controversy involving Herman Talmadge, Ellis Arnall, and James V. Carmichael in 1946, the Winecoff Hotel fire, University of Georgia football games, the Masters Golf Tournament, the premiere of Gone With the Wind, World War II parades, political conventions, and strikes. Images of harvesting cotton, peaches, and tobacco also logging, syrup making, and religious services. Geographic locations include the Atlanta Municipal Airport, the Bell Bomber Plant, Camp Gordon, City Hall, Kimble House, and Ponce De Leon Park. There are many street scenes in the Five Points, Buckhead, Inman Park, and Little Five Points neighborhoods and aerial views and scenic photographs of Georgia's cities.

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