GSU’s Planning Atlanta Archive has a great land use map from 1952 that’s worth a looksie. Sometimes the change since then is dramatic/traumatic (interstate devastation, urban renewal), but often it’s just nifty (street name changes/reroutings, the evolution of neighborhoods from single family homes to more mixed uses). For an extra mindfu@k, click the Google Maps tab near the top that overlays a current map and allows you to play with the opacity of the old one.
Christmas 1923 at the Nicolson House (now Shellmont Inn) on Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, GA. I love how scrawny and badly decorated Christmas trees were in the past. A far cry from the Martha Stewart perfection people strive for today.