"Tour of Georgia" photograph album
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"Tour of Georgia" photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: "Tour of Georgia" photograph album
Dates: circa 1910-1926
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1626

Biographical/Historical Note

The creator of this photo album is unknown. However, at the end of the album was a photo processing envelope from Liggett's Drug Store, store #602. It was dated 01 October 1926 and had the name and address of a W. O. Todd (or possibly Lodd), 58 Irving Avenue. It is possible that Todd is the creator, or a relative of the creator of the photo album.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photograph album entitled, "Tour of Georgia," dating to circa 1910. The majority of the photographs in this album are unidentified. There are images of fishing excursions; swamps; carriages, wagons, and automobiles, houses, collecting naval stores, a lumber yard, families and children, and travelers aboard a ship. Many of the photographs seem to be from excursions or vacations. Included are images of Hermitage Plantation, Thomas county Courthouse in Thomasville, Georgia, an Atlantic Coast Railway car, Savannah, Bonaventure Cemetery, and the grave of Brigadier-General Alexander R. Lawton.

It is uncertain if every image in this photo album is from Georgia. Although most of the images appear to be from southern Georgia, there are a few which have northern vegetation that could be northern Georgia or a different state. The three loose photographs that were at the end of the album have been placed in an envelope and kept with the collection. Page numbers were added for clarification.

Index Terms

Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Carriages and carts.
Landscape photography--Georgia.
Naval stores.
Outdoor photography.
Photograph albums.
Thomasville (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from L and T Respess of Charlotte, Virginia.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], "Tour of Georgia" photograph album, MS 1626, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1998.


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



1Photograph album, "Tour of Georgia", circa 1910-1926
Identified images are as follows:
Page 4: Thomas County Courthouse, Thomasville, Ga.
Page 5:Monument by Thomas County Courthouse, Thomasville, Ga. (left image).
Page 13: Atlantic Coast Railway car.
Page 17: Collecting naval stores.
Page 56: The Hermitage, Savannah, Ga.
Page 57:2 African-American women in front of cottages at the Hermitage.
Pages 57-58: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
Page 59: Alexander R. Lawton Monument at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
Page 60: Savannah, Ga., as seen from the Savannah River.