Georgia Historical Society collection of etchings, silhouettes, and other prints
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Georgia Historical Society collection of etchings, silhouettes, and other prints

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Georgia Historical Society collection of etchings, silhouettes, and other prints
Dates: 1800s-1900s
Extent: 9.61 cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 oversize box, 6 folders)
Identification: MS 1361-PR

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 prints, some from other manuscript collections, into a single collection. The prints include etchings and silhouettes, as well as other forms. It is unknown when this collection was created, but most of the materials were processed during the 1980s. The photographs are arranged into 14 series by subject matter: agriculture, architectural elements, art, buildings, birds, events, geographical locations, military, monuments and memorials, occupations and employment, organizations, people, sports, and transportation. This collection contains prints of people and subject matter relating to Savannah and the greater Georgia region. Series 15 includes oversize prints of various topics, mostly depicting civil war images published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly, and the Illustrated London News.

An index of personal names follows this finding aid.

Series 16 includes negatives, which are restricted from patron use. The unprocessed negatives also include negatives from MS 1361-PH.


Index Terms

Agriculture--Georgia--Savannah.
Architecture--Georgia--Savannah.
Etchings (prints)
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah.
Negatives (photographic)
Persons--Georgia--Savannah.
Prints (visual works)
Silhouettes.
Transportation--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Historical Society collection of etchings, silhouettes, and other prints, MS 1361-PR, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Various and unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Negatives are restricted from patron use.

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

SERIES 1:: Agriculture

Crops

Box

1Corn
Cotton
Plantations
Ashantilly
Greenwich
Hermitage
Hofwyl-Broadfield
Mulberry Grove
Wormsloe
 

SERIES 2:: Architectural elements

Box

1Architectural elements
 

SERIES 3:: Art

Box

1Advertising cards
Etchings
Sculpture
Silhouettes
General
Carroll, Charles
Cooper, Peter
Jackson, Andrew
Johnston, Joseph E.
Lafayette, Marquis de
Lincoln, Abraham
Randolph, John, of Roanoke
Scott, Winfield
Spurzheim, Johann Kaspar
White, William
Works of artists
Christopher Murphy (see also Plantations, Wormsloe)
Ralph Avery
 

SERIES 4:: Buildings

Box

2Banks, Savannah
Germania
Merchant's National
U.S. Bank
Capitols
Atlanta
Milledgeville
Churches
Athens - University of Georgia Chapel
Atlanta - St. Philips Episcopal
Camden County - St. Mary's Presbyterian
Darien - Church of Scottish Highlanders
Ebenezer - Jerusalem
Liberty County - Felimington Presbyterian
Midway
Midway Congregational
Midway Presbyterian
St. Simons Island - Christ Church
Savannah
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Christ Church
First Baptist
Independent Presbyterian
St. John's Episcopal
England
St. John's Episcopal
Tottenham Court Chapel
Wesleyan Centernary Hall, London
City and town halls
Augusta
Savannah
Dwellings
Crawfordville - Liberty Hall
St. Catherines Island - Button Gwinnett House
Milledgeville - Governor's Mansion
Savannah
Andrew Low House (329 Abercorn)
Carson House (117 E. Bolton)
Champion/McAlpin/Fowlkes House (230 Barnard, Orleans Square)
Cranston House see Parkman House
Davenport House (324 E. State)
DeRenne House (127 Liberty)
Dorsett House (117 Gwinnett St.)
Elliott House (E. State)
Francis Stone House (402 E. State)
Green-Meldrim House (14 W. Macon)
Hamilton House (330 Abercorn, Lafayette Square)
Houstoun-Johnson-Screven (Reynolds Square)
Kehoe House (123 Habersham, Columbia Square)
Lawton House (138 Abercorn)
Owens-Thomas House (124 Abercorn)
Parkman House (southwest corner, Perry and Drayton)
Pink House (23 Abercorn)
Pirates House (20 E. Broad)
Plantation House
Scarbrough House (41 W. Broad)
Sprague House (E. 37th Street)
Villalonga House (4 W. Taylor)
Waring-King House (10 W. Taylor)
Wayne-Gordon House (10 E. Oglethorpe)
Wetter House (425 W. Oglethorpe)
Washington, D.C. - White House
Galleries and museums
Savannah - Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
Washington - Washington Wilkes Historical Museum
Hospitals, Savannah - Marine/St. Joseph's Infirmary
Hotels
Atlanta - Kimball House
Augusta - Bon Air Hotel
Brunswick - Oglethorpe Hotel (oversize postcard)
Savannah
DeSoto
Pulaski House
Markets, Savannah - City Market
Masonic lodges, Savannah
Post offices, Savannah
Schools
Hancock County
Savannah
Anderson St.
Chatham Academy
38th St.
Pape
Street views, Savannah
Bay
Broad, South see Oglethorpe
Bull
Drayton
Factor's Walk
Gaston
Gwinnett
Hall, West
Jones
McDonough
Oglethorpe
River
State (Chatham Artillery Armory/Washington's Headquarters)
Taylor
Thunderbolt Road
Theaters, Rome - Armstrong Opera House
Towers, Tybee Island
Universities and colleges
Athens - Franklin College
Atlanta
Clark University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Augusta - Medical College of Georgia
LaGrange - Southern Female College
Macon - Wesleyan Female College
Savannah - Georgia Sate Industrial College (now Savannah State University)
 

SERIES 5:: Birds

Box

3Birds
 

SERIES 6:: Events

Box

3Parades and processions
 

SERIES 7:: Geographic locations

Box

3Cemeteries
Midway
Savannah
Bonaventure
Colonial
Laurel Grove
Cities and towns
Atlanta
Beaulieu
Columbus
Ebenezer
Madison
Milledgeville
Riceborough
Rome
Savannah
Fords (stream crossings), Montgomery County - Swedes Ford
Gardens, Savannah - Trustees Garden (Herb House)
Islands, St. Catherines
Mountains, Stone Mountain (Rock Mt.)
Parks
Atlanta- Oglethorpe Park
Savannah - Forsyth Park
Piers and wharves
Savannah
Thunderbolt
Public squares, Savannah
Chippewa
Franklin
Johnson
Monterey
Wright
Streams, Augusta - Ray's Creek
Waterfalls
Tallulah
Tuccoa
 

SERIES 8:: Military

Box

3Armories
Atlanta - Memorial Hall
Savannah
Savannah Volunteer Guards
Chatham Artillery
Artillery, cannons
Forts
Cockspur
Frederica
McAllister
Walker
Militia, Pulaski's Legion
Wars
Revolutionary (Siege of Savannah)
War of 1812
Civil (see also SERIES 15: Oversize prints)
Atlanta
Madison Station
Milledgeville
Savannah
Sisters Ferry (Effingham County)
Tybee Island
World War I
 

SERIES 9:: Monuments and memorials

Box

3Atlanta
Benjamin Hill
Blue and Gray Battle
Triumph of Peace
Crawfordville, Alexander Stephens Macon. Confederate
Savannah
Confederate
Gordon
Oglethorpe
Pulaski
 

SERIES 10:: Occupations and employment

Box

3Peddlers (hucksters)
Woodcutters
 

SERIES 11:: Organizations

Box

3Society of the Cincinnati (medals)
 

SERIES 12:: People

Box

3Families
Davis, Jefferson and Varina
Wesley, Charles and Susanna
Men
Individuals
Identified, A
Identified, B
Identified, C

Box

4Identified, D-E
Identified, F-G
Identified, Ha
Identified, He-I
Identified, J
Identified, K
Identified, L
Identified, M
Identified, N-O
Identified, Oglethorpe, James Edward
Identified, P-R
Identified, S
Identified, T-V
Identified, W-Z
Groups, identified
Women
Individuals
Identified, A-E
Identified, F-S
Identified, V
Identified, W-Z
Washington, Martha
 

SERIES 13:: Sports

Box

3Dueling
Hunting
 

SERIES 14:: Transportation

Box

4Balloons
Harbors, Savannah
Lighthouses, Savannah
Harbor Light
St. Simons Island
Tybee Island
Railroads
Locomotives
Stations
Rivers, Savannah
Street-railroads, Savannah
Vessels, A-Z
 

SERIES 15:: Oversize prints

This series includes oversize prints on various subjects. All oversize prints are shelved in OS box 1. See the following item-level inventory for contents and folder numbers.
 

SERIES 16:: Negatives

This series also includes negatives for MS 1361-PH. These negatives are restricted from patron use.

Box

1-13Unprocessed negatives
RESTRICTED

Box

1Negatives
RESTRICTED