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This section of the Atlanta Time Machine is devoted to examining old photos of the Atlanta airport over the years and exploring a bit of its history.
Before we get started, though, I have to give a super-colossal tip of the cap to the extremely learned and generous aviation scholar David Henderson. It's no exaggeration to say that without David's help this section would not exist. Not only did he supply the vast majority of the images, even more importantly he supplied all of the facts that accompany the photos. Believe me, you don't want to get into a trivia contest about the Atlanta airport with this guy. So thanks a million, David!
A good place to start would probably be the Google Map that David put together showing the sites of the various terminals, concourses, and control towers that have been part of the airport of the years. Then, after checking that out, just keep hitting the Next Photo button.
By the way, David's the author of a book detailing the histories of dozens of small regional southern airlines. The book is called Sunshine Skies: Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia and is available here. Is it a good book? I confess that I have not read it, but it sounds like absolutely mandatory reading for regional aviation enthusiasts, at least according to this review.
NATIONAL AIRPORT CANDLER FIELD EASTERN AIRLINES DELTA ATLANTA AIRPORT 1961 TERMINAL MIDFIELD