Street Scenes -- Historic and Beautiful Savannah, "Birthplace of Georgia"
Distributed by Dixie News Co., Savannah, Ga. Curteicolor ®3-D Natural Color Reproduction (Reg. U S A Pat. Off.)
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah -- 20th century.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Color postcard with white border and divided back, postally unused. The view is looking west down Broughton Street from the corner of Abercorn and Broughton Streets. The date appears to be early 1960s. Visible in the foreground is the First Federal Savings & Loan building, completed in 1961 on the site that had housed the Odeon Theater from 1913 to 1948 and then the State Theater from 1950-1959. The new building, designed by Levy and Kiley Architects, operated as a bank until 1989. After that, it was purchased by the city of Savannah and functions as a Municipal building. The tall building further down Broughton Street was the Liberty Bank and Trust, which was demolished in 1975.
Caption from back of card: "Historic and Beautiful Savannah, 'Birthplace of Georgia' is situated on a deep Landlocked harbor at the head of ocean navigation on the Savannah River. More cotton is shipped from here than from any other Atlantic port, and it is the leading export city of the world for naval stores. In Christ Church, on the side of John Wesley's chapel, was held the first Protestant Sunday School in America. Wormsloe Gardens, on the south end of the Isle of Hope are the most beautiful in the South."
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 DK. That indicates this card was produced in 1961.
1DK-1392 appears in the stamp box on the back of card.
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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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