Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah architectural drawings and photographs
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Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah architectural drawings and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah.
Title: Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah architectural drawings and photographs
Dates: 1914-1951
Extent: 1.1 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 roll)
Identification: MS 1832

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, which was generally known as the Savannah Line, was founded in 1872 to operate passenger and cargo steamships between Savannah, Georgia, and New York, New York. This company was a subsidiary of the Central of Georgia Railway and was integral in moving cotton from Georgia and Alabama to New York and Boston, Massachusetts over the next seventy years. In 1951, the company was liquidated due to the establishment of an effective national highway network.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains twenty four black and white photographs taken by Burke Walter and photocopies of architectural drawings of the Ocean Steamship Company in Savannah, Georgia from 1914 to 1951. Also included is an index to the photographs with a detailed description for each photograph in this collection.


Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah.
Photocopies.
Photographs.
Steamboat lines--Georgia--Savannah.
Walker, Burke.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.