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15 Vintage Atlanta Postcards That'll Make Your Jaw Drop

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[Before image: Georgia Archives. After image: David Kosmos Smith.]

Postcards are more than a way get tourists to drop some cash; they are mailable time capsules, freezing a moment onto a rectangle of cardboard. These 15 cards from times gone by capture Atlanta at various stages of its history. You'll be stunned by how far this persistent phoenix of a city has come.

[Underground Atlanta and "Greetings" with Gold Dome via Devlin Thompson. Images 4-7 and header image via Boston Public Library. Ponce Park via Wikimedia Commons. All others via Georgia Archive.]