Visual Arts

JONAS HALL

Greetings from Northwest Georgia: Selected Views from the Bandy Heritage Center’s Postcard Collection, 1895-1950

Long before I-75 routed traffic past Dalton, the “Gem of the Azure Hills” (as it was known before titles like “Bedspread Center of the World” came along) was a popular stop for travelers and a popular destination for visitors. At the dawn of the Good Roads Movement and through the creation of the Dixie Highway, three generations of motorists stopped in Dalton to write to friends and family, and they sent along images that captured a prosperous community just as the tufting industry began to change our fortunes forever.