Unidentified family photograph
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Unidentified family photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilson and Royall (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Unidentified family photograph
Dates: circa 1870-1896
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 2373

Biographical/Historical Note

J. N. (Jerome Nelson) Wilson was born in New York in 1827. Nelson moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1865 and worked as a photographer with a studio at the corner of Whitaker and Broughton streets. During the 1870s he opened studios at 21 Bull Street and 177 Congress Street and by 1879 he retained only the Bull Street studio. Wilson is known for his stereoscopic views of Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery, wharves, and other late 19th century scenes. He died at the age of 71 on 13 February 1897.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one oversize black and white photograph mounted on board. The photograph is of an unidentified family standing on the steps of an unidentified home, circa 1870-1897. The image includes six men, four women, two children, and a domestic servant. The family might be related to the donors, Agnes Melton and Elaine Barry.

The photograph is attributed to Wilson and Royall, 21 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia. Jerome Nelson Wilson occupied a photography studio at 21 Bull Street in Savannah from the 1870s to 1896. However, it is unclear when he collaborated with Royall on this photograph.

Index Terms

Savannah (Ga.)--Photographs.
Wilson, J. N., (Jerome Nelson), 1827-1897.

Administrative Information

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