Manuel’s Tavern is the iconic backbone of the Midtown Atlanta bar scene. This project is guided by student specialists using digital imaging technology. The tavern was created in the mid-1950’s by Democratic luminary Manuel Maloof and has since functioned as a true crossroads for the denizens of Atlanta.

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Page Flipping Implementation

The furnishings, photos, and keepsakes decking the tavern’s interior function as a veritable time capsule of the ideas behind Georgia’s development as the Empire State of the South. The Unpacking Manuel’s project uses gigapan technology to capture high-resolution photos of the tavern walls, cataloguing by extension both the subtle and dramatic shifts in Atlanta’s history. This project represents a cooperative effort by Georgia State University and Emory University to highlight a unique chronicle of social development in Atlanta using digital technology.

PROJECT Team


Jennifer Ly

Computer Science

Saif Ali

Astrophysics

Rebecca Page

Cultural Anthropology

Steven Shields

Religious Studies

Sydney Adams

Computer Science

Chanan Myers

Printmaking

Caleb Smith

Journalism

PROJECT Management


Brennan Collins

Program Co-Director

Spencer Roberts

Program Co-Director

Ashley Cheyemi McNeil

Multi-Ethnic Literature