Theaters -- New Theatre, Savannah Ga.
The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd. New York, Printed in Great Britain
Theaters -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Color postcard with no border and divided back, postmarked in 1908. This is actually the Savannah Theater, which opened in 1818 on Chippewa Square. It was designed by William Jay and constructed by mason Amos Scudder. Due to a number of fires, it was remodeled several times. The image here is the 1906 remodel which resulted in a new brick facade, with cast terra cotta panels. Many of the windows were filled in. Another remodeling after a fire in 1948 resulted in the Art Deco style it has today. The Savannah is the oldest theater active in use in the United States.
The card was published by Valentine and Sons. Originally a Scottish publisher, they opened a New York office in 1907. The cards were still printed in Great Britain and used a lithographic halftone process that had a distinct look. Postcards were numbered and have a three digit prefix and a three digit suffix.
203,959 JV appears on the lower right on the image side of the card.
Scholars wishing to cite this item should include item title, Savannah Postcard Collection, MS 016, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the item's url.
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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