Thirsty?

November 1977 – From the original caption “University of Georgia, Bulldog Mascot with his snout on a Gatorade Bottle. November 1977.” 

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Credit: Allan Walker / Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive

Sweet victory

Oct. 3, 1997 – John Smoltz and Chipper Jones, right, talk with the media after their victory over Houston in the Division Series in Houston. 

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Photo credit: Marlene Karas / AJC file

Light Up Atlanta

June 25, 1983 - Central City Park (now Woodruff Park) provided a great place for people to watch fireworks light up Atlanta’s skyline during the ‘Light Up Atlanta Festival.’ In the early ’80s, the Light Up Atlanta festival drew as many as 300,000 people downtown one weekend each June for a nighttime party of dancing, drinking and dining.

In the early ’80s, the Light Up Atlanta festival drew as many as 300,000 people downtown each June for a nighttime weekend party of dancing, drinking and dining. First held in June 1983 as a way to draw suburban residents back to downtown Atlanta after dark, Light Up Atlanta eventually became a victim of its early success and violence ended the party after only three festivals. Here’s our look back through the lenses of our AJC photographers at the days when downtown turned on the lights — and the charm — for one weekend each June. Go to myajc.com to see more images.

Lunchtime!

1955 – Boys in the lunchroom at Rome’s East Main School enjoy some milk. As our photographer noted, “at two cents each they could afford two half pints.” Pretty shrewd, fellahs.

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Photo credit: Margaret Shannon / AJC file

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