ATLANTA AIRPORT AT NIGHT
Atlanta Airport's 1961-1980 terminal was particularly photogenic and there is no shortage of gorgeous pictures of the facility at dusk. The ATLANTA sign, bathed in a soothing turquoise glow, was an Atlanta landmark for two decades. Here are a few shots of the old terminal in all of its mid-century nighttime glory.
The photo on this postcard was obviously taken on the same night as the above photo.
A foggy night at ATL, December 11, 1961. This photo was apparently part of an advertising shoot for the new Ford Falcon Squire.
To the left you can see construction on the terminal that began in 1970, connecting both ends of the lobby directly to concourses on the far end of both sides of the terminal.
This postcard from the early 1970s shows the addition of an elevated parking area in front of the building.
This image appeared in numerous Delta advertisements during 1966. It shows their three jet aircraft types in use at the time; from left to right: Douglas DC-9, Douglas DC-8, and Convair 880. Each jet aircraft type had a unique color scheme. The older propeller aircraft continued to wear the "white crown" livery introduced in the 1950s.
This long exposure time-lapse photo from 1968 shows a Delta Douglas DC-8 arriving at the gate with a Convair 440 and a DC-6/7 parked farther down the concourse.