Oakland Cemetery

Collection:
Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. Photographs, 1948-1988, undated
Title:
Oakland Cemetery
Creator:
Luce, Cortlandt F., Jr., 1907-1992
Publisher:
Cortlandt F. Luce Jr. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Date of Original:
1985-08
Subject:
Cemeteries--Georgia--Atlanta
Monuments and memorials--Georgia--Atlanta
Dead persons--Georgia--Atlanta
Death--Georgia--Atlanta
Sculpture--Georgia--Atlanta
Smith, Jasper M.
Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of the burial monument for Jasper M. Smith in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1850 the City of Atlanta purchased six acres of farmland for use as a public burial ground. In 1872 the burial grounds were named Oakland Cemetery, and had grown to encompass 88 acres. Most of this growth was to accommodate for the increased deaths during the Civil War as soldiers were moved from battle field graves. The cemetery is now run by the Historic Oakland Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the site as a historic landmark.
Local Identifier:
VIS 114.44.02
ahc114044002a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Luce/id/81
Rights Holder:
Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Additional Rights Information:
Please contact holding institution for information regarding use and copyright status.
Extent:
35 mm color transparency
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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