Cemeteries and Parks -- Tomo-Chi-Chi Memorial, Savannah Ga
F. M. Kirby & Co., Germany
Parks -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Indians of North America -- Savannah River Region (Ga. and S.C.)
Savannah (Ga.) -- Monuments.
Color postcard with no borders, of the large granite Tomo Chi-Chi memorial in Wright Square, located at Bull Street and President Street in Savannah, Georgia. Divided back with no caption, postmarked June 1, 1909. Tomo Chi-Chi, chief of the Yamacraw Indians, assisted Oglethorpe in establishing a British settlement in Georgia. He was buried in Wright Square in 1739 with a prior marker, but that was moved in in 1883. The present granite monument was placed in 1899 by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America and may be the only memorial for a Native American erected by European descendants in the United States.
The publisher of this postcard was Fred Morgan Kirby of Wilkes-Barre, PA who produced cards between 1887-1997 to sell in the F. M. Kirby stores, a large chain of 5 and 10 cent stores. They specialized in views of the American South and mid-Atlantic region.
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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