Georgia and other southern stereoscopic views

Georgia and other southern stereoscopic views

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia and other southern stereoscopic views
Creator: Anderson, D. H. (David H.), 1827-
Creator: Wilson, J. N. (Jerome Nelson), 1827-1897
Creator: Wilson & Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1870s
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 12 stereoscopic photographs
Collection Number: ms1100
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

J. N. (Jerome Nelson) Wilson was born in New York in 1827. Nelson moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1865, just weeks after the close of the American Civil War. He 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

The collection consists of a grouping of twelve photographs mounted on stereoscope cards. There are seven Savannah, Georgia views; Saint Augustine, Florida images; one Virginia; and one unlabelled. The Savannah views were photgraphed by J. N. Wilson.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia and other southern stereoscopic views, MS 1100. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1"Charles Green Residence, Headquarters General Sherman," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah
 
1"Promenade in park," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah
 
1"South Broad Street," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah
 
1"Bonaventure," photographed by Wilson & Co., Savannah, with lengthy printed descriptive sketch of Bonaventure on reverse of card
 
1"Virginia views. Richmond and vicinity -- Old Stone House," published by D. H. Anderson, Richmond
 
1"Alligators," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah
 
1"St. Augustine views -- city gates looking in,"
 
1"St. Augustine views -- St. George Street"
 
1"St. Augustine views -- Spanish cathedral,"
 
1Unlabelled view of ruins of fortress on a bluff
 
1"Fifteenth Amendment -- bringing his crop to town," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah
African American man driving an ox cart.
 
1"Chimney sweeps," photographed by J. N. Wilson, Savannah

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