Thursday, January 21, 2016

Savannah Illustrated through Vintage Postcards

The Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection included these lively illustrations of Savannah. The images are a mix of tourist locations and advertisements. The Digital Commonwealth states "The Tichnor Brothers Collection contains approximately 25,000 office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc. These are color postcards with a linen texture dated ca. 1930-1945. The concentration is on American vacation places."

The scavenger hunt is on. 
My goal is to find as many of these places as I can
 and create something of my own in the same spot.
I've done one so far, so stay tuned!

"A drive in Bonaventure"

"A beautiful garden in Savannah"

 "31 Trustees' Garden Village, ornamental iron work by Savannah Iron & Wire Works"

 "Aerial view, Savannah, showing park extension"

 "Aerial view of Savannah"

 "Allen's Deluxe Cottages"

 "Allen's Deluxe Cottages"

 "Amusement center at night, Savannah Beach"

"Azaleas in bloom"

 "Beautiful new Harvest House, adjoining Towne & Country Motor Lodge"

 "Broughton Street, looking east, showing main business district"

 "Brownie Gardens, one of the most beautiful in 'Wormsloe'"

 "Bull Street, looking north from Wright Square, at night"

 "Chatham City"

 "Dearing Chevrolet where Oglethorpe meets West Broad"

"Dream House Furniture Co."

"Dreamland Motel, U. S. 17 -- 3 miles north of Savannah, Ga., television lounge, modern room"

"Enjoy this courtesy and service, Garden City Cab Co., Inc."

 "Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge at night"

"Fountain in beautiful Forsyth Park"

 "General Oglethorpe Hotel, Wilmington Island"

"Georgia State Port"

"Glendale Shop, Savannah's most modern millinery shop"

 "Herb House (1734), No. 26, Trustees' Garden Village"

"Lake view in Daffin Park"

 "Memorial Hospital of Chatham County (1955)"

"Mirror Tourist Court -- Restaurant, bed room interior, exterior"

 "Modern Hy-way Homes Motel"

 "Modern Rainbow Tourist Court"

 "Rainbow Motel, on U. S. 17"

 "Modern Travelers Motel"

 "Nelson Apartments"

 "New and modern Bon Air Restaurant"

 "Old Christ Church, founded 1733"

 "Old South Manor Motor Court & Restaurant on U. S. 17"

 "Owens - Thomas House"

 "Savannah Municipal Airport"

"The General Oglethorpe Hotel and Golf Club, Wilmington Island"

"The Pirates' House (1754), one of Herb and Jim's restaurants"

Another version: "Pirate's House (1759), No. 20 Trustees' Garden Village"

 "The Plantation Inn and Motor Court, U. S. 17, 6 1-2 miles south"

  "Viaduct approaching from the north at night"

"Victory Drive"

 "Victory Drive"

"View along shore, Isle of Hope, by moonlight"

 "View along the shoreline, Savannah Beach"

"Washington Avenue"

All images Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons by Boston Public Library. Quotation taken from

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