Author Archives: William Hardesty

Kay Cain, A Woman Photographing World War Two-era Atlanta

Kay Cain portrait, December 20, 1942

During 1942-44, when the U.S. was fighting in the Second World War, photographer Kay Cain shot feature and news photography for the Atlanta Constitution. This Women’s History Month, Ms. Cain’s story and her photographs and papers in Special Collections and … Continue reading

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Turner Field in the AJC Photographic Archives

Installation of the Turner Field sign, March 1997

Last Sunday, the Atlanta Braves played their final game at Turner Field. The stadium has been a Major League Baseball park since 1997, having been built originally as Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Summer Games. The Braves are relocating … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Record Breaking Home Run

Forty years ago, on April 8, 1974, Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron set the then all-time career record for home runs in Major League Baseball. The record was a significant personal accomplishment by one of baseball’s all-time great players and represented … Continue reading

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Moment in GSU History: “Building Jarred,” 1949

In 1949, the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia—precursor to Georgia State University—fit all of its students, staff, classrooms and offices into two floors of one building. On the afternoon of March 24th of that year, the whole building, … Continue reading

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