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

 
BoxFolder
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
 
10Bonaventure
 
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
 
39Moonshine
 
40Eating watermelon
 
41Waterworks
 
42Colonial Park cemetery
 
43Seated negro
 
44Photograph gallery
 
45Thunderbolt
 
46Chippewa Square
 
47Barbeque
 
48Telfair Academy exterior
 
49DeSoto Hotel
 
50Forsyth Park
 
51Midway Church