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About this collection

Photographs of lighting installations for businesses by Georgia Power. The 305 photographs from this collection are from Accession 1979-0071M, Georgia Power Company Collection.

 

Historical Background

 

A part of Georgia Power Company’s business in the 1930s and 1940s was to provide lighting for businesses.  Sometimes, photographs were taken before and after installation to show the dramatic improvement made by the new lighting scheme.  Many photographs were published in the company’s magazine, Bright Spots.  This collection of black and white photographs from Georgia Power shows the interiors and exteriors of many businesses in Georgia in the 1930s and 1940s and a few outside the state.

 

What information can I find?

 

Information includes:

Type of business establishment

Type of shot (interior or exterior)

Name of the business

Street address of the business

City in which it was located.

 

Not all photographs included identification.  Brackets indicate information supplied from other sources such as Bright Spots, city directories, or web sites.

 

Usage Note: Users may download the images for personal or educational use—students may include images in reports, for instance, and teachers may use the images in the classroom—if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a “Cite as” field in the Document Description. Users can form a complete citation by combining the “Business Name” and “Cite as” fields for the individual image.

 

This collection was completed and launched in October 2006.

 

 

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