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Type: Photographs | StillImage
Creator: Fisch, Joseph C., 1907-1966
Title: Stone Mountain
Date: 1954
Description: View of a road leading to Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 172.116.002

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.

Local identification number: ahc172116002a.jpg

Subjects: Mountains--Georgia--Stone Mountain | Roads--Georgia--Stone Mountain | State parks and reserves | Stone Mountain (Ga.) | DeKalb County (Ga.) | Stone Mountain State Park (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2008
Original Material: 35 mm color transparency | Joseph C. Fisch Photographs, Atlanta History Center
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 agreements may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/JCF,103

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Joseph C. Fisch Photographs, 1954, 1963