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Type: Color transparencies | StillImage
Creator: Burch, Buford
Title: Stone Mountain
Date: 1970
Description: View of Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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Stone Mountain is composed of granite and has a bas-relief sculpture of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis carved into its face. The carving was conceived by Helen Plane in 1909, and carved by several artists whose work was subsequently removed from the mountain. In 1964, artist Walker Hancock took up the carving which was eventually completed by Roy Faulkner in 1970. In 1958, the state of Georgia purchased the property surrounding Stone Mountain and converted it into a public park.

Subjects: Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.) | Stone Mountain (Ga.) | Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.) | Parks--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Granite outcrops--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Grasslands--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Trees--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Churches--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Spires | Stone Mountain (Ga.) | Stone Mountain State Park (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 transparency : col. ; 35 mm. | Buford Burch Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/store/Products/83067-stone-mountain.aspx

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Buford Burch Photographs, 1969-1974