William Wilson exhibit photographs

William Wilson exhibit photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Wilson, William E., d. 1905
Title: William Wilson exhibit photographs
Dates: circa 1880s
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3632.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

William Wilson (died 1905) was a professional documentary photographer in the late 1800s. He was born in London, England, but his family moved to South Carolina when he was two years old. He lived in Savannah, Georgia, for thirteen years of his adult life.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of fifty-one prints that originated from Wilson's glass plate negatives from the 1880s. The prints are not originals, but were reproduced for an exhibit using methods similar to the one Wilson used. Most of the images depict scenes and people in Savannah and nearby coastal areas of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William Wilson exhibit photographs, MS 3632. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Self portrait with wedding party
2Gatekeeper at Bonaventure
3Chattam County courthouse
4Segars and tobacco
5Thunderbolt Road
6Live oaks
7Hauling cotton
8Naval stores- turpentine
9Forsyth Park
11Ox cart
12Savannah River
13Creek in Effingham County
14Loading cotton
15Savannah wharf
16Liberty County school children
17Hotel Tybee
18Weighing cotton
19Dark angels
20Ox cart
21Big oak and city hospital yard
22Liberty County school children
23Fort Jackson
24Laurel Grove cemetery
25Ogeechee River at Rogers, Georgia
26Live oaks
27Cotton pickers
28Flat Ford, June 24, 1892
29Negro grandpa
30Ox cart
31Family reunion
32Turpentine fire
33Coastal marshes at Darien, Georgia
34Ice and Oysters
35Under the bluffs at Whittaker Street
36Fort with harbor light
37Street scene
38Wilson montage
40Eating watermelon
42Colonial Park cemetery
43Seated negro
44Photograph gallery
46Chippewa Square
48Telfair Academy exterior
49DeSoto Hotel
50Forsyth Park
51Midway Church