Riverfront -- Ocean Steamship Terminals, Savannah Ga.
E. C. Kropp Co. Milwaukee
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Color postcard with white border and divided back. The Ocean Steamship Company was chartered in 1872 to carry passengers and freight, mostly agricultural products, between Savannah and New York. At the time, it was the only coastwise steamship company to be headquartered in the South. The Savannah Line, as it was called, was a major trade and travel link between Georgia and the North for seventy years. The Savannah Line owned 18 passenger and freight steamers that were considered among the best to be found on the East Coast. The line had three main routes: Savannah-Boston-New York, Savannah-Philadelphia, and Savannah-Fernandina-Jacksonville.
The publisher of the postcard was E. C. Kropp, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They published chromolithographic cards and, later, linen cards with a fine grain, between 1907 through 1956.
17618 appears on the lower right under the address area.
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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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