Miscellaneous -- Sago Palm
O. Pierre Havens, Successor to Wilson & Havens
Landscape gardening -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Black and white stereograph card wiht image of a Sago Palm, with a double image affixed to pink paper backing. The back of card is covered with orange paper with publication information printed and title handwritten in pencil. The Sago Palm, popular in southern gardening as a landscape plant, is not really a palm. It is a cycad. The Sago Palm is native to Japan and prefers a mild climate and sandy soil. The tallest Sago Palms in the state of Georgia are found at Christ Church, Frederica, on St. Simon's Island, originally said to be planted in 1737 by John Wesley, the founder of modern Methodism. Some of the trees measure twelve feet from the ground level to the top of the trunk (excluding the leaves). Christ Church was established to offer worship services for early American Episcopalian settlers at Fort Frederica on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley, pastor of Christ's Church at the Fort Frederica Episcopalian Church both preached at the church.
The photographer of this image, O. Pierre Havens, was born in Ossining, New York. He moved to Savannah in 1872, opening a photography studio in partnership with J. N. Wilson. He later took over the business from Wilson. In 1888, he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he maintained a studio until his death in about 1912. Like many commercial photographers in America during the late nineteenth century, Havens was as occupied with publishing and marketing his photographs as he was in making them.
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3 3/4 x 7 inches
MS 018 Savannah Stereoview Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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