Hotels -- Scriven House
J. N. Wilson S.E. cor. Broughton and Whitaker Sts. Savannah, Ga.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Black and white stereograph card with double image of the Screven House pasted onto yellow paper. The back of card contains printed publication information and title information handwritten in ink. The title on the card was misspelled. It was the Screven House, located at 1 East Congress. The building was constructed on the site of Mrs. Platt's boarding house, designed by Charles Sholl as a two story building. Another two stories were added in 1857. Located on Johnson Square, the hotel was demolished and replaced with a larger hotel.
The photographer of this card was Jerome N. Wilson. He was born in New York but came to Savannah in 1865, seeing opportunities to expand his profession and rebuild an economy. He was a professional photographer. He advertised as a photographer of cabinet cards, carte de visits, stereographs, ferrotypes, frames, and other photographic services. His success was mixed and he was involved in a number of lawsuits, large and small, some as trivial as an overhanging sign. Much of his property was lost due to these suits. He partnered with several photographers over the years. Wilson died in 1897.
No. 48 appears before title on back of card.
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3 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
MS 018 Savannah Stereoview Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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