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Historic Harlots of Old Atlanta

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Digital tour of the rise and fall of the bawdy brothels that lined Downtown Atlanta’s Collins Street from the late 1800s to the early 1900s—showcasing tantalizing tidbits from newspapers, census records, city directories, property records, maps, and more from Georgia State University Library’s digital resources. Walk the streets (well, not like that!) and transport your imagination back to those bygone days when sin and Southern hospitality went hand in hand. Launched Spring 2022.

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Ph.D., Department Head, Research Data Services, Georgia State University Library
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"Historic Harlots (Interview w/Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh)," Archive Atlanta Podcast with host Victoria Lemos, August 5, 2022

Swygart-Hobaugh, Mandy, and Allison Stephens, "Sin in a Southern City: The Unearthed History of Atlanta’s Postbellum-to-Progressive-Era Prostitution Trade," Atlanta Studies Symposium Presentation, May 6, 2022


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