Street Scenes -- Sleet Storm Sav. GA.
Barker's American Views
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Storms -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Black and white stereograph card of a Sleet Storm with double image affixed to cream paper. Publication information is printed on the front of the card, with title appearing to be hand printed on the lower right image. The back of the card is also cream paper with stamped information. The image is believed to depict a storm that covered Savannah with ice on January 1, 1880. The image is Bull Street near Bryan Street. It looks out from Johnson Square, the first square laid out in 1773. It was named for Robert Johnson, South Carolina governor at the time of the founding of the Georgia colony. Visible is the Nathaniel Green Monument. Today, Johnson Square is considered the banking square, with many of the city's banks located around the perimeter.
The card was produced by the Barker's American Views, the company of George Barker. He was born in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1844. He learned photography from James Egan and established his own London studio. In 1863, Barker moved to Niagara Falls, New York, eventually opening his own studio in 1865. Barker’s negatives were purchased by Underwood & Underwood after his death in 1894.
Stamped on the back of the card: "The Treadwell Collection FLW 75 XA TKT." Tex Treadwell, an authority of stereoscopic photography, wrote the standard reference "Stereographers of the World." It is unknown what connection there is between the two.
184 precedes title on front of card.
Scholars wishing to cite this item should include item title, Savannah Stereoview Collection, MS 018, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the item's url.
3 1/2 x 7 inches
MS 018 Savannah Stereoview Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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