Georgia Power Photograph Collection

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.  Search by name of business, type of business, address, or city.  This is a great way to see a slice of life in Georgia during the Great Depression and World War II years (GPS SS5H5, SS5H6, SSUSH17, SSUSH19).  To access this online collection, visit the Georgia Archives website at and click on the button for the Virtual Vault.  The Georgia Power Photograph Collection is one of the wonderful online collections listed.

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