Schools -- Anderson St. School, Savannah Ga.
American News Company, New York, Leipzig, Berlin, and Dresden Litho-Chrome
Postmarked Feb. 1, 1908
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Public schools -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History -- Pictorial works.
Color postcard with divided back and white border only across the bottom of the image, postmarked with 2 postmarks, January 30, 1908 and February 1, 1908. Gottfried Norman designed the Anderson Street School at 412 East Anderson Street in 1896. The building cost $20,000 and was 20,478 square feet. It was designed using elements of classical and Colonial style and constructed of an ornate red brick with gray terra cotta detailing and other architectural details of granite, concrete, and limestone. A wrought iron fence using simple geometric elements enclosed the school grounds. Some features included hollow walls for coolness, steam heat, and a southern exposure. An octagonal cupola with faceted pilasters and a lantern shaped dome is at the summit of the roof. The school was acquired and renovated by SCAD in 1988, and renamed Anderson Hall.
The American News Company operated in New York between 1864-1969. They described themselves as the largest publisher and distributor of books, magazines, newspapers, and postcards in the United States, distributing exclusively through a network of affiliated news agencies. Much of their printing was done in Germany and they used a variety of printing techniques. This card was produced using their Litho-Chrome prosess. Litho-Chrome printed cards in blue collotype over red and yellow lithographic spatter. Colors appear sharp and tend to stand out and blue often dominates the palette. Litho-Chromes were produced between 1906 and 1909.
118046 appears on the lower right side of the back, 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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