Georgia Historical Society collection of postcards
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Georgia Historical Society collection of postcards

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Georgia Historical Society collection of postcards
Dates: 1900s
Extent: 4.6 cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 envelope, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 1361-PC

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Historical Society was founded by Richard D. Arnold, William Bacon Stevens, and Israel K. Tefft, all Savannah residents. It was chartered in 1839 by the Georgia General Assembly. The headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society is located in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This is an artificial collection created by the Georgia Historical Society by compiling postcards, some from other manuscript collections, into a single collection. It is unknown when this collection was created, but most of the materials were processed during the 1980s. The postcards were compiled from various sources and cover a broad time span with emphasis on the 20th century. They are arranged by geographic location, and then subdivided by subject. Locations include: Georgia; Adel; Albany; Americus; Amicalola Falls; Andersonville; Athens; Atlanta; Augusta; Bainbridge; Barnesville; Baxley; Blackshear; Blakely; Boston; Brunswick; Butler Island; Cairo; Carrollton; Cartersville; Cave Spring; Cedartown; Chickamauga; Chipley; Clarkesville; Claxton; Clayton; Cloudland Park; Columbus; Cordele; Covington; Cumberland Island; Dahlonega; Darien; Dawson; Decatur; Demorest; Dillard; Douglas; Dublin; Eatonton; Ebenezer; Ellijay; Estatoah Falls; Etowah Mounds; Fayetteville; Fitzgerald; Forsyth; Fort Benning; Fort Oglethorpe; Fort Valley; Frederica; Gainesville; Greensboro; Griffin; Hahira; Hapeville; Hazlehurst; Helen; Indian Springs; Isle of Hope; Jackson; Jekyll Island; Kingsland; LaGrange; Lexington; Louisville; Lumpkin; Lyons; McDonough; McRae; Macon; Madison; Manchester. Marietta; Midway; Milledgeville; Monticello; Moultrie; Mount Berry; Mountain City; Nacoochee Burial Ground; Newnan; Norwood; Oxford; Okefenokee Swamp; Palmetto; Parrot; Pearson; Pelham; Perry; Pine Mountain; Plains; Pleasant Hill; Quitman; Reidsville; Rome; Rossville; Roswell; Rutledge; St. Mary's; St. Simons Island; Sapelo Island; Sautee; Savannah; Soperton; Sparta; Statesboro; Stone Mountain; Swainsboro; Tallulah Falls; Tate; Thomaston; Thomson; Thomasville; Thunderbolt; Tifton; Toccoa; Tybee Island; Unadilla; Valdosta; Warm Springs; Washington; Waycross; Waynesboro; cotton; greeting cards; people; and World War I, including French, American, and Russian.

The Savannah postcards include C and S Bank; Cotton Exchange; Customs House; Germania Bank Building; National Bank of Savannah; Savannah Bank and Trust; Bonaventure Cemetery; Catholic Cemetery; Colonial Cemetery; Greenwich Cemetery; Hillcrest Cemetery; Laurel Grove Cemetery; B'nai Brith Jacob Temple; Christ church; First Baptist; First Presbyterian; Independent Presbyterian; Mickve Israel Temple; Sacred Heart; St. John's Cathedral; St. John's Episcopal; St. Patrick's; St. Paul's Lutheran; Wesley Monumental Methodist; Andrew Low House; Davenport House; Green-Meldrim House; Greenwich plantation; Hermitage; Juliette Gordon Low birthplace; Owens-Thomas House; Scarborough House; Waving Girl at home; Wormsloe; Fort McAllister, Fort Pulaski; Fort Screven; Fort Wymberly; Green-Meldrim House; Mulberry Grove; Peter Gordon map of Savannah; Tomo-chi-chi's burial place; Central of Georgia Railway Hospital; Charity Hospital; City Hospital; Oglethorpe Sanitarium; Park View Sanitarium; St. Joseph's Hospital; Telfair Hospital; U.S. Marine Hospital; DeSoto Hotel; Hicks'; Oglethorpe Hotel; Pulaski Hotel; Savannah Hotel; cotton; Fresh's Pharmacy; Old Cotton Press; rice plantation; riverdocks and terminals; Old City Market; Camp Stewart; Chatham Artillery; Hunter; Savannah Air Base; Savannah Volunteer Guards; Confederate Monument; Count Pulaski; Fountain in Forsyth Park; Gordon; James Oglethorpe; Jasper; Nathanael Greene; Telfair Art Museum; Youth Museum; Bethesda; Episcopal Orphan's Home; Chatham Crescent; Chippewa Square; Colonial Park; Daffin Park; Forsyth Park; Johnson Square; Madison Square; Monterey Square; Oglethorpe Square; Palmetto Park; Telfair Square; Wright Square; Chatham County Courthouse; City Hall; Civic Center; Confederate Memorial Hall; Customs House; Municipal Auditorium; Post Office; Public Library; Old Pink House; Pirate's House; aerial views; floral; ironwork; trees; Armstrong Atlantic University; Cathedral School; Chatham Academy; Jewish Educational Alliance; Savannah high School; St. Vincent's Academy; chamber of Commerce; Elks Home; German Club; Girl Scouts; Golf Club; Hussars Club; Knights of Pythias; Masonic Temple; Seaman's House; United Daughter's of the Confederacy; YMCA; Ardsley Park; Bay Street; Broughton Street; Bull Street; Estill Avenue; Gaston Street; Liberty Street; Oglethorpe Avenue; President Street; Victory Drive; Washington Avenue; White Bluff Road; Lucas Theater; Savannah Theater; boats; bridges; Union Station; Victory Drive; and the auto race course, spectators, finish line, and drivers.

People included in the collection are Winnie Davis; Clement Anselm Evans; Countess Selina Huntingdon; Guy Johnson; Marquis de Lafayette; Robert Edward Lee; Juliette Gordon Low; Francis Marion; Francis Mason; Ralph Methren; Feliz Miklaszewicz; Admiral Horatio Nelson; Casimir Pulaski; George Washington; Washington family; John Wesley; and Susannah Wesley.

This collection includes a folder of negatives; they are restricted from patron use.

Index Terms

Andrew Low House (Savannah, Ga.)
Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Bethesda Home for Boys (Savannah, Ga.)
Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Chatham Academy.
Colonial Park (Cemetery : Savannah, Ga.)
Congregation Mickve Israel (Savannah, Ga.)
First Baptist Church of Savannah (Ga.)
Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort)
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Fort Stewart (Ga.)
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia. Chatham Artillery of Savannah.
Greeting cards.
Independent Presbyterian Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Laurel Grove Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Negatives (photographic)
Olde Pink House (Restaurant)
Owens-Thomas House (Savannah, Ga.)
Pirates' House (Savannah, Ga.)
Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc.
St. John's Episcopal Church (Savannah, Ga.)
St. Patrick's Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
William Scarbrough House (Savannah, Ga.)
World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Historical Society collection of postcards, MS 1361-PC, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1General Georgia views - Atlanta, hostels and taverns


2Atlanta, industry - Augusta, hospitals


3Augusta, hotels and taverns - Etowah Mounds


4Fayetteville - St. Mary's


5St. Simons Island - Savannah, churches


6Savannah, dwellings - Savannah, military bases


7Savannah, monuments - Savannah, street views, Estill Avenue


8Savannah, street views, Gaston Street - Waynesboro


9Miscellaneous - World War I, ships
Oversize - Stone Mountain


1Negatives. RESTRICTED