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Art Print Notes:
There’s something hauntingly beautiful to me about the lost buildings of a city like the one in this old Atlanta print. The original black and white photo this is based on was photographed for the Historic American Building Survey for the US government. This beautiful old piece of commercial architecture is the historic Equitable Building. It stood on Edgewood Avenue from 1892 through 1971. It was razed like so much of old Atlanta in the name of progress. In this case, it made way for an open plaza in front of the Trust Company Bank Building.
The Equitable Building was considered Atlanta’s first skyscraper. At only eight stories tall, by today’s standards it was barely a tall building, but this piece of old Atlanta architecture was a sign of things to come. This was the start of a city that would spend the 20th century growing ever taller and larger.
Based on other photos in the series, I think this glimpse of old Atlanta was easily within a decade of the swan song of the old Equitable Building. I would have loved to have seen its architecture in person. It was designed by the Chicago firm of Burnham and Root. Their distinctive style of architecture was popular in many large cities of the time, including historic Atlanta.
In the process of working on this little echo of old Atlanta, I found one old color photo of the Equitable Building. The vintage color was so deteriorated that it offered only a hint of the original color. I combined that with looking at modern photos of surviving Burnham and Root buildings to get a clearer concept of how the Equitable building likely looked standing above the streets of an old Atlanta long before I called it home.
Did you see the old Equitable Building in person? Or like me do you just love the vintage style and the echo of an old Atlanta beyond reach? I would love it if you took a few seconds to share what you enjoy most about this vintage print?
Wonder what past print buyers think?
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
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