Street Scenes -- Pulaski Monument
J. N. Wilson, Photographer
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Monuments.
Pulaski, Kazimierz, 1748-1779.
Black and white stereograph card of the Pulaski Monument with double image affixed to orange paper. The back of the card is pink paper with publication information printed and title information handwritten in ink. The Pulaski Monument is located in Monterey Square, which was laid out in 1847 and commemorates the Battle of Monterrey in the Mexican American War. Pulaski, was born in Lithuania. He began his military career by rebelling against the King of Poland. After being condemned to death, he escaped to Paris, where he was recruited by Benjamin Franklin to join the American Revolution. He died in the Siege of Savannah in 1779. The 55 foot monument, designed by Robert Launitz, was constructed of Italian marble and was completed in 1853.
The photographer of this card was Jerome N. Wilson. He was born in New York but came to Savannah in 1865, seeing opportunities to expand his profession and rebuild an economy. He was a professional photographer. He advertised as a photographer of cabinet cards, carte de visits, stereographs, ferrotypes, frames, and other photographic services. His success was mixed and he was involved in a number of lawsuits, large and small, some as trivial as an overhanging sign. Much of his property was lost due to these suits. He partnered with several photographers over the years. Wilson died in 1897.
16 appears before title on back of card.
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3 7/8 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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