Atlanta Skyline (taken from the Jackson Street Bridge)

Image for Atlanta Skyline (taken from the Jackson Street Bridge)
1 image(s)
Photograph by
Henry, Horace C., American, born 1948
Subject of
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., American, founded 1852
Hyatt Regency, American, founded 1957
Equitable Life Assurance Building, American, founded 1968
Printed by
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
inkjet prints
One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Service
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
January 15, 1969; printed 2011
In 1969, the First National Bank (on left) was the tallest building in downtown Atlanta. The Regency Hyatt Hotel (right) was a skyscraper, and the Equitable Building (center) was on it's [sic] way to becoming another tall structure in downown. I took this picture from the Jackson Street Bridge.
This black and white photograph was taken after the first commemorative event on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in 1969. The photograph was taken at Jackson Street Bridge. The tallest building at proper right behind a grouping of shorter buildings is the First National Bank of Atlanta. The tall building with the dark finish that rises above the rest of the structures in the center of the image is the Equitable Life Assurance Building. At proper left the Hyatt Regency Atlanta can been seen with the distinctive dome of the Polaris restaurant on top. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.
Civil rights
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Horace C. Henry
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Horace Henry

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