Monday, June 6, 2011

ATLANTApix: Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
In the year of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind, there are celebrations all over Atlanta and the Margaret Mitchell House is in on the fun.

This portrait of Margaret (photo) hangs in the first floor of the Margaret Mitchell House. The portrait would have towered over Margaret's mere 4'11" stature. On the tour of the House, visitors enter through the basement, which is where Margaret's apartment (she referred her apartment as "The Dump") is located.

The placard coupled with this portrait reads:

"Margaret Mitchell, 1900-1949. This portrait of Margaret Mitchell was commissioned by Trust Company Bank and given to the Atlanta Historical Society which deaccessioned in 1988 and gave it to the Margaret Mitchell House in 1996."

Throughout Atlanta, there are neighborhoods, parks, streets, and museums named for or dedicated to Margaret and Gone With the Wind.

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