Cemeteries and Parks -- Mercury in Park
D. J. Ryan, Savannah, Ga.
Parks -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Monuments.
Forsyth Park (Savannah, Ga.)
Black and white stereograph card with image of statue of Mercury and with the double image affixed to orange paper. The back of the card is printed on blue paper and pasted down on pink paper. It contains printed information about the publisher and about Bonaventure Cemetery. The title information is handwritten in ink. Information cannot be found about the statue of Mercury in Forsyth Park, though several images of it exist and most of them also mention that it was in Forsyth Park.
D. J. Ryan (Daniel) not only was a photographer, but a dealer in photographic equipment and chemicals. He arrived in Savannah in 1867. He advertised in the 1868 Historical Record of the City of Savannah by F. D. Lee and J. L. Agnew, published in Savannah, Georgia. It is known that his studio was at the corner of Whitaker and Congress Streets, probably on the site of Paula Deen’s restaurant, from the information on the backs of his stereoviews. He was the photographer who took the images of General Lee in Savannah on his farewell tour. Lee posed with his old comrade-in-arms, Joseph Johnston, for a series of photographs sold to aid the Ladies Memorial Association of Savannah. Ryan left Savannah in 1886 for Illinois. In 1893, he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he died in 1908.
No. 97 appears on back of card before title.
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 1/2 x 7 inches
MS 018 Savannah Stereoview Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.