Historic Savannah Foundation collection of lantern slides
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Historic Savannah Foundation collection of lantern slides

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Historic Savannah Foundation.
Title: Historic Savannah Foundation collection of lantern slides
Dates: 1900-1939
Extent: 0.14 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 2090

Biographical/Historical Note

The Historic Savannah Foundation was founded in 1955 by seven women in Savannah, Georgia. committed to saving the Davenport House from demolition. The Foundation's mission is to preserve and restore historic buildings and sites; to protect Savannah's historic city plan; to advocate compatible new development; to educate the public in preservation principles and techniques; and to enhance the livability of Savannah historic districts.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a box of 58 lantern slides with scenes of interiors of homes in Savannah, Georgia from around the 1900s. Some images are from the Historic American Building Survey.

Originally believed to be 59 slides but on one slide the top sheet of glass had detached, it was retaped during the 2015 Southeastern Regional Conservators Association annual meeting as a conservation project.

Index Terms

Historic Savannah Foundation.
Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah.
Historic preservation--Georgia--Savannah.
Lantern slides.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


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