Atlanta City seal

Collection:
Atlanta History Photograph Collection
Title:
Atlanta City seal
Date of Original:
1900
Subject:
Cities & towns--Georgia
City & town life--Georgia--Atlanta
Historic sites--Georgia--Atlanta
Historical markers--Georgia--Atlanta
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of a drawing of the Atlanta City Seal depicting the Phoenix and reads, "Resurgens/ 1841/1865/ Atlanta, GA."
The City Seal of Atlanta depicts the mythological bird, the Phoenix, who is cyclically reborn from ashes. This symbolizes the rebuilding of the city after it was burned and destroyed by war. The date depicted, 1847, is the date Atlanta was first incorporated. The date 1865 signifies the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the new Atlanta. Resurgens is Latin for "rising again."
Local Identifier:
VIS 170.3853.001
ahc1703853001.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/athpc/id/2148
Original Collection:
Atlanta History Photograph Collection
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
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