John F. Schaffner
Do you know any of these little angels in the photo at right? Do any of those shepherds look familiar?
This photo is just one of hundreds from days of old that are in the possession of Heritage Sandy Springs—many of which the organization knows little about. But these photos can help chronicle the history and establish the roots of this fledgling city.
The Sandy Springs Reporter is partnering with Heritage Sandy Springs to help build this historic “scrapbook” of places, faces and things from the past in Sandy Springs.
The Reporter will periodically publish pictures, such as the one to the right, on our Commentary page and website and ask our readers to help identify them. We will publish the information provided and Heritage Sandy Springs will make it part of their official historic files.
For instance, the angels and shepherds in the photo at right were part of the Hammond School’s 1955 Christmas Pageant. The Hammond School served the Sandy Springs community for more than 60 years and stood on the present site of Mt. Vernon Towers on Mount Vernon Highway.
A few names are written on the 1955 photo, but most of the people are unidentified. If you can identify (or happen to be) one of students in this photo, please contact Kimberly Brigance at Heritage Sandy Springs.404-851-9111×2 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.