Vanishing Georgia

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Vanishing Georgia comprises nearly 18,000 photographs. Ranging from daguerreotypes to Kodachrome prints, the images span over 100 years of Georgia history. The broad subject matter of these photographs, shot by both amateurs and professionals, includes, but is not limited to, family and business life, street scenes and architecture, agriculture, school and civic activities, important individuals and events in Georgia history, and landscapes. The wide variety of the collected visual images results from efforts by archivists from the Georgia Division of Archives and History who sought, between 1975 and 1996, to preserve Georgia's endangered historical photographs. Designed primarily for preservation, the project located, selected, and copied historically significant photographs held by individuals who wanted to share their pieces of the past with future generations. The Georgia Archives joins with the Digital Library of Georgia and GALILEO (Board of Regents, University System of Georgia) to present the Vanishing Georgia images as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. Support for the project is provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service.