Schools -- Savannah Ga. Public Schools
The Hugh Leighton Co. Manufacturers, Portland, ME. USA, Made in Germany
1908, Postmarked June 5 and June 8
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Public schools -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- Pictorial works.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Color postcard with white border and a divided back, postmarked with two dates, June 5, 1908 and June 8, 1908. Caption from the back of card: Savannah Georgia Public Schools. Savannah recovered rapidly from the effects of the civil war and is now one of the most advanced cities of "The New South." Its educational advantages are superb; nowhere in a city of its size can be found a group of modern school buildings to surpass this. The schools pictured on the card include the Anderson School, the Henry Street School, the Chatham Academy, the Barnard School, and the 38th Street School.
The Hugh C. Leighton Co. operated between 1906-1909 out of Portland, Maine. They were a major publisher, with postcards mostly of New England. They employed some distinct styles in production. They primarily used a half tone lithography technique with a very subtle color palette. Less common was the half tone lithography with a bright color palette and the continuous tone lithography with a more orange color palette. Their rarest technique was a finely detailed gravure with a matte finish. In 1909, they merged with with Valentine & Sons and Sackett & Wilhelms to form Leighton & Valentine.
26073 appears in the upper left corner of the back of card.
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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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