Hotels -- John Wesley Hotel Congress and Abercorn -- Savannah Georgia
"C.T. Photo-Colorit" made only by Curt Teich & Co., Inc. Chicago, U.S.A.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Hotels -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Color postcard with border, postally unused. Caption from back of card: "John Wesley The Founder of Methodism. Lived 1736-1737, on this lot set apart by Oglethorpe for a Parsonage Here in April, 1736, according to his record, was the second rise of Methodism." The hotel was built in 1912 on the site of twin houses built in 1812. One of the houses still stands next to the hotel. Originally six stories, the seventh was added at a later date. The hotel overlooks Reynolds Square where there is a statue of John Wesley, who along with his brother Charles, is credited as a founder of Methodism. The hotel still operates as the Planter's Inn.
This postcard was produced by the Curt Teich & Company. They utilized a variety of processes but the most common was a halftone lithographic process. They had elaborate numbering systems for their postcards. The numbers also often designated production processes. After 1930, card numbers began with a number corresponding to the last digit of the year it was published in. This was followed by a letter series for the decade. The beginning number for this card is 1 and the series code for the 1930s was A-H. That indicates this card was produced in 1931.
1A - H 160 appears in lower right border of the card front.
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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