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William E. Wilson exhibit photographs

William E. Wilson exhibit photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: William E. Wilson exhibit photographs
Creator: Wilson, William E., -1905
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3632
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William E. Wilson (d. 1905) was a professional documentary photographer in the late 1800s. Born in London, England, his family moved to South Carolina when he was a child. He lived in Savannah, Georgia and Mobile, Alabama in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of reproductions of photographs that originated from William Ernest Wilson's glass plate negatives in the 1880s. Photographs are not originals, but were reproduced for an exhibit using methods similar to the one Wilson used. Most of the images depict scenes and people in Savannah and nearby coastal areas of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Wilson exhibit photographs, ms3632, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Photographs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Self portrait with wedding party
12Gatekeeper at Bonaventure
13Chattam County courthouse
14Segars and tobacco
15Thunderbolt Road
16Live oaks
17Hauling cotton
18Naval stores- turpentine
19Forsyth Park
111Ox cart
112Savannah River
113Creek in Effingham County
114Loading cotton
115Savannah wharf
116Liberty County school children
117Hotel Tybee
118Weighing cotton
119Dark angels
120Ox cart
121Big oak and city hospital yard
122Liberty County school children
123Fort Jackson
124Laurel Grove cemetery
125Ogeechee River at Rogers, Georgia
126Live oaks
127Cotton pickers
128Flat Ford, June 24, 1892
129African American grandpa
130Ox cart
131Family reunion
132Turpentine fire
133Coastal marshes at Darien, Georgia
134Ice and Oysters
135Under the bluffs at Whittaker Street
136Fort with harbor light
137Street scene
138Wilson montage
140Eating watermelon
142Colonial Park cemetery
143Seated African American
144Photograph gallery
146Chippewa Square
148Telfair Academy exterior
149DeSoto Hotel
150Forsyth Park
151Midway Church