Aerial View -- Savannah
O. Pierre Havens (successor to Wilson & Havens)
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Aerial Views.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Black and white stereograph image of Bay Street, with double image pasted down on an orange card. Back of card is pink with printed publisher information and title information hand written in ink. The view appears to be similar to the Bird's Eye View by J. N. Wilson, which was reportedly taken from the Independent Presbyterian Church, looking north, showing Bull Street and vicinity. The square that is visible is Wright Square, and Bull Street travels north from the square to the old City Exchange Building. In the background is the Savannah River with the South Carolina rice fields in the distance.
The photographer of this image, O. Pierre Havens, was born in Ossining, New York. He moved to Savannah in 1872, opening a photography studio in partnership with J. N. Wilson. He later took over the business from Wilson. In 1888, he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he maintained a studio until his death in about 1912. Like many commercial photographers in America during the late nineteenth century, Havens was as occupied with publishing and marketing his photographs as he was in making them.
No identification mark or number appears on 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.
4 x 7 inches
MS 018 Savannah Stereoview Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.