De Renne collection of portraits and engravings

De Renne collection of portraits and engravings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: De Renne family
Title: De Renne collection of portraits and engravings
Dates: 1723-1909
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet 2 boxes and 40 oversize folders
Coll. Number: ms3704

Biographical/Historical Note

George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880) was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of these texts pertained to Georgia history. The grandson of one of the first colonists in Georgia, Noble Wymberley Jones, De Renne created his new last name as a means of avoiding confusion in identification between himself and other family members prominent in Georgia. De Renne had three children with his wife, Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father’s legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia’s history. The library was then transferred to Wymberley Jones De Renne's son, Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne, who strived to fill any "significant vacancies on the shelves" as well as to produce a catalogue of the library. The library was sold to the Regents at the University of Georgie in 1939. Savannah, GA was the central location of the Jones/De Renne family; their plantation estate, Wormsloe, was located only a few miles outside of the city.

For more information, please see William Harris Bragg's "De Renne: three Generations of a Georgia Family" and the New Georgia Encyclopedia's article De Renne Family.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of forty engravings, lithographs, photographs and other prints of images depicting individuals and locations central to Georgia history.

Index Terms

Bethesda (Orphanage : Savannah, Ga. (1740-1809)).
Bowles, William Augustus, 1763 or 4-1805
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Engravings (prints)
Finley, Robert, D. D.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Savannah (Ga.)
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Stone Mountain (Ga.)
Urlsperger, Samuel, 1685-1772
Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804
Wesley, John, 1703-1791

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

De Renne collection of portraits and engravings, ms3704, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: George Wymberly Jones De Renne family papers, ms1064; De Renne family recipes and remedies, ms1120; De Renne Confederate manuscripts, ms1135; De Renne Historical manuscripts, ms1136; Wymberly Wormsloe De Renne family papers, ms1788; Wymberly Jones De Renne book lists, ms2745; Samuel A. Green to Wymberley Jones De Renne, ms3605; De Renne family catalogues, ms3623.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Portraits, 1723-1908

1DER ENG P1Alexander, Edward Porter ( (7 x 5 inches) )
E.P. Alexander [signature in facsimile].
DER ENG P2Berrien, John Macpherson, 1847 ( (4 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches) )
Jn: Macpherson Berrien [signature in facsimile]. U.S. Senator from Georgia. Engraved by T. Doney. Powell, Printer.
DER ENG P8Bolzius, Johann Martin ( (6 1/2 x 5 inches) )
Johann Martin Bolzius, erster Evangel. Prediger der Salzburgl: Colonistengemeine zu Ebenezer in Georgien. Jeremias Theus pinxit Sd. Carolina 1753. Joh Jacob Haid Sculps August Vindel 1754.
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3BDER ENG P4Boudinot, Elias ( (17 x 12 5/8 inches) )
Painted by Waldo & Jewett. Engraved by A. B. Durand. Copyright April 30, 1822.
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1ADER ENG P6Bowles, William Augustus, 1791 March 26 ( (16 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches) )
William Augustus Bowles, Chief of the Embassy from the Creek and Cherokee Nations. Painted and published by Thomas Hardy. Engraved by I. Grozer. Mezzotint.
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2ABulloch, Archibald ( (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches) )
Signature in facsimile. Lithograph.
1DER ENG P8Bulloch, Archibald, 1907 ( (8 15/16 x 6 5/8 inches) )
Portraits of Archibald Bulloch and his family.
DER ENG P9Bullock, Rufus Brown, 1870-1871 ( (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches) )
Rufus B Bullock [Signature in facimile]. Engd. By G.B. Hall, 63 Fulton St., N.Y.
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3BCherokee Indians, 1730 ( (18 1/2 x 22 inches) )
Copperplate engraving. Text reads: "1. OK Oukah Ulah. 2. K. Skalilosken Ketagustah. 3. T. Tathtowe. 4. C Clogoittah. 5. K Kollannah. 6. U Ukwaneequa. 7. O Onaconoa. Markham pinxit. I. Basire Sculpt.... The above Indian Kings or Chiefs were brought over from Carolina, by Sr. Alexander Cuming Bart. (being the Chiefs of the Cherrokee (sic) Indians) to enter into Articles of Friendship and Commerce with his Majesty. As soon as they arrived they were conducted to Windsor, & were presented at the Installation of Prince William & the Ld. Chesterfield..." A lengthy description continues.
1DER ENG P13Colquitt, Alfred H., 1870 ( (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches) )
Yrs truly Alfred H. Colquitt [signature in facimile].
DER ENG P15Crawford, George Washington, 1849 ( (6 x 4 1/2 inches) )
Hon. George W. Crawford, Secretary of War. Dagpe. By Brady. Engd. by A.H. Ritchie. Printed by R. Miller.
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4ACrawford, William Harris
Painted by J.W. Jarvis. Engraved by Asher Brown Durand. Published by B. O. Tyler, Washington City. Line and stipple engraving.
1DER ENG P17Cunne Shote, 1780 ( (11x5 5/8 inches) )
Cherokee Indian.
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5ADavis, Jefferson, 1908
Copyright by W.B. Matthews. Engraving.
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6ADe Soto, Hernando, 1850
1DER ENG P22Egmont, John Perceval ( (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches) )
John Perceval, Earl of Egmont. Publish'd 24 Novr. 1790 by S. Harding, 127 Pall Mall & P. Brown, Crown St. Soho.
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42DER ENG P21fEgmont, John Perceval
John Perceval, first Earl of Egmont. Captioned: Sr. John Percivale Bar. of Burton in the County Cork, Ireland. G. Kneller S.R. Imp. 1704. 15 3/4" x 10 1/4"
1DER ENG P23Estaing, Charles Hector ( (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") )
Charles Hector d'Estaing. Engraving, plate size 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" with no date.
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7AFinley, Robert
Third President of the University of Georgia, 1816-1817. Includes a photographic reprint. Silhouette.
1DER ENG P25Gwinnett, Button, 1871 ( (10 x 7 inches) )
Button Gwinnett [signature in facsimile]. Etch'd by H.B. Hall from a Drawing in the Collection of Dr. T.A. Emmet.
DER ENG P26Gwinnett-McIntosh Duel, 1861 ( (3 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches) )
The Duel in which Button Gwinnett as killed by Col. Lachlan McIntosh.
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8AHart, Nancy, 1853
Nancy Hart, Georgia. Lithograph.
1DER ENG P31Huntingdon, Selina ( (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches) )
Countess of Huntington.
DER ENG P33Jackson, James ( (6 9/16 x 4 15/16 inches) )
James Jackson. After St. Memin. [Lithographed by] Max Rosenthal.
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9AJones, Noble Wymberley, 1847
From the original portrait in the posession of his grandson George Wynberley Jones [De Renne]. Line engraving.
1DER ENG P38Lawton, Alexander Robert ( (4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches) )
Gen A. R. Lawton [in script but not facsimile].
DER ENG P39Lawton, Alexander Robert and others ( (6 3/4 x 8 inches) )
[Photographic group portrait, comprising, upper row, standing, left to right:] Gen. Connor; Gen. Gary; Gen. McGruder; Gen. Lilly; Gen. Beauregard; Gen. Lawton; Henry A. Wise; Brent; [lower row, seated, left to right:] Blaque Bey, Turkish Minister; Gen R. E. Lee; Geo. Peabody; Gen. Corcoran, Washington D.C.; Hon. James Lyons, "White Sulpher Springs."
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10ALee, Robert Edward, 1883
One of 25 copies privately printed for Mrs. George Wymberley Jones de Renne, Savannah, GA. Photogravure.
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11BLee, Robert Edward, 1907
Lee and his generals. Includes artist's signature, G. B. Matthews. Andrew B. Graham Co. Photolithographers, Washington, D.C. Copyright 1907. Colored lithograph.
1DER ENG P42Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 1877 ( (10 1/4 x 7 inches) )
Augustus B. Longstreet [signature in facimile]. rev. A. B. Longtreet, D.D., LL.D., President of the South Carolina University. Photographed by Wearn & Hix. Engraved by J.S. Buttre, N.Y.
DER ENG P43Lumpkin, Wilson ( (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches) )
Senator Wilson Lumpkin.
DER ENG P44Lumpkin, Wilson ( (5 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches) )
Senator Wilson Lumpkin.
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41DER ENG P45Lumpkin, Wilson
1DER ENG P47Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1757 ( (4 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches) )
General Oglethorpe. Ravenet sculp.
DER ENG P48Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1760 ( (4 x 3 7/8 inches) )
Gen: Oglethorpe
DER ENG P49Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1785 ( (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches) )
S. Ireland delt. et fecit. "General James Oglethorpe. Died 30th June 1785 Aged 102..."
DER ENG P50Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1785 ( (8 7/8 x 6 1/16 inches) )
Etched by T.P... tt. "Genl. Oglethorpe, aged 102. Sketched at Dr. Johnsons Sale June 30, 1785. Vide Pennant. Published by C.G. Dyer, Soho."
DER ENG P 51Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1820 ( (9 5/8 x 7 inches) )
DER ENG P 52Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1835 ( (9 1/2 x 6 7/16 inches) )
James Oglethorpe. Sketched by Sam. Oreland, Engraved by C.J. Smith. London: Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1835.
DER ENG P 55Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1879 ( (7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches) )
James Oglethorpe. C. Burt Sc.
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12AOglethorpe, James Edward, 1847
From an original engraving in the posession of George Wymberley Jones De Renne. Engraved by William Greatback. Steel engraving.
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13AOglethorpe, James Edward, 1785 September 9
Sketched from life at the sale of Dr. Johnson's books on February 18, 1785, where the General was reading a book he had purchased without spectacles. Published by John Cary in London. Engraved by Samuel Ireland. Copperplate engraving.
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14APercey, William, 1774 March 23
Chaplain to the Right Honorable the Countess of Huntingdon and President of Georgia College. Published by Jefferys & Faden in London. Mezzotint.
1DER ENG P 57Pulaski, Casmir, Count ( (4 1/4 x 3 5/8 inches) )
Count Casmir Pulaski.
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15BSherman, William Tecumseh, 1865
Sherman at Savannah, Georgia. From the original picture by Brt. Lieutenant Colonel Otto Botticher. Published in New York by John C. Buttre. Colored lithograph.
1DER ENG P 60Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1788 ( (11 x 9 1/16 inches) )
Aug. Gottlieb Spangenberg, Episcopus Fratrum. Peint par A. Graff. Gr. par J.G. Muller, Graveur du Roi de France, Prof. a l'Acad. Carol. a Stoutgard. [Upper border:] Muller sc.
DER ENG P 61Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1867 ( (7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) )
Alexander H. Stephens [signature in facsimile]. From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the Publishers. Johnson, Fry & Co., Publishers, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress AD 1867 by Johnson, Fry &Co...
DER ENG P 62Stephens, Alexander Hamilton ( (5 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches) )
[Alexander Hamilton Stephens.] [Imprint on verso:] John Goldin, Photographer, 819 Market Space, Washington, D.C.
DER ENG P 64Tomochichi, 1883 ( (6 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches) )
Tomo Chachi Mico oder Konig von Yamacran and Tooanahowi Seines Bruders des Mico oder Koniges von Etichitas Sohn. Lithograph reproduced from the original by Joh. Jacob Kleinschmidt.
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16BTomochichi, 1735-1740
Tomo Chachi Mico or King of Yamacran, and Tooanahowi his nephew, son to the Mico of the Etichitas. Painted by William Verelst. 4 copies available. Engraved by John Faber. Mezzotint.
1DER ENG P 65Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1850 ( (5 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches) )
R. Toombs [signature in facsimile]. U.S. Representative from Georgia. Mezz. by P.M. Whelpey. Dagpe. by Brady.
DER ENG P 66Toombs, Robert Augustus ( (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches) )
R. Toombs [signature in facsimile] of Georgia. Engraved by J.C. Buttre from a Dauerreotype.
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17ATwiggs, David Emanuel
Signature in facsimile. Brigadier general, U.S.A. Line engraving.
1DER ENG P 68Urlsperger, Johann August
Symb. Sursum corda! non est mortale quod opto. M. Ioannes Augustus Urlsperger, Augustanus as D. Annae in patria Diaconus, Societatis Regiae Anglicanae de promevenda cognitone Christi membrum correspondens. Nat. A. 1728. d. 25. Novembr. Ant. Graff, pinx. I. Elias Haid sculps. A. V. [i.e. Augsburg].
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18AUrlsperger, Samuel, 1723
Painted by Gottfrid Eichler. Engraved by Bernard Vogel. Mezzotint.
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19AUrlsperger, Samuel, 1737
Painted and engraved by Johann Jacob Haid. Mezzotint.
1DER ENG P 73Walton, George ( (4 7/8 x 3 9/16 inches) )
George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. By John Lyth, Historical Artist, New York.
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20AWalton, George, 1871
Signature in facsimile. Etched by Henry Bryan Hall from a drawing in the collection of Dr. Thomas Addis Emett. Etching.
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21BWesley, Charles, 1870
The Poet of Methodism preaching to the American Indians in 1736. Painted by Robert Ronald McIan. Engraved by Frederick Bromley. Published by Joseph Laing. Steel engraving.
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22AWesley, John, 1740
M. A. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Painted by John Williams. Engraved by John Faber. Printed for and sold by Robert Sayer in London. Mezzotint.
1DER ENG P 77Whitefield, George, 1740 ( (13 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches) )
The Reverend Mr. George Whitefield, AM. M. Jenkin pinxt. Andw. Miller fecit. London: Printed for John Ryall at Hogarth's Head in Fleet Street.
DER ENG P 78Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig ( (7 x 4 1/2 inches) )
Count Zinzendorf. Engrav'd by Josh. Baker.
DER ENG P 80Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig, 1820 ( (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches) )
Zsoch, sc. N. L. Graf v. Zinzendorf. Zwickau b. d. Gebr. Schumann.
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23AZinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig, 1894
Published in the I. G. Gottaschen bookstore in Stuttgard, Germany. Facsimile autograph. Steel engraving.

2. Views, 1764-1909

1DER ENG V 1Bank of the United States, 1823 ( (8 1/2 x 7 inches) )
Branch Bank of the United States, Savannah. Drawn by J. Shaw. William Jay, Architect. Engraved by W. G. Mason.
DER ENG V 2Bank of the United States, 1831 ( (8 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches) )
Branch Bank of the United States, Savannah. Drawn by W. Goodacre Junr., N.Y. Engraved and printed by Fenner, Sears & Co. London, Published Oct. 15, 1831 by I.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall.
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A view of the orphan house taken from the great garden gate and ground plat of the same. 2 copies available. Lithograph.
1DER ENG V 4Bloody Marsh, 1913 ( (9 7/8 x 9 inches) )
Bloody Marsh Monument. St. Simon's Island, Ga. O.L. Merrifield, Brunswick, Ga.
DER ENG V 5Bloody Marsh, 1913 ( (7 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches) )
[Near view of the Tablet on Bloody Marsh Monument, St. Simon's Island, Ga., showing the inscription.]Tiffany & Co. O.L. Merrifield, Brunswick, Ga.
DER ENG V 6Brownwood Female Institute, 1844 ( (3 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches) )
Brownwood Female Institute. Drawn by J. Smillie from a sketch by T. Addison Richards. Engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smillie. Grahams Magazine 1844.
DER ENG V 8City Hall, Augusta, 1831 ( (7 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches) )
City Hall, Augusta, Georgia. Drawn by W. Goodacre, Junr., N.Y. Engraved & Printed by Fenner, Sears, & Co. London: Published Dec. 15, 1831, by I. T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall.
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25ACity Hall, Savannah, 1860 November 8
The first flag of independence raised in the South, by the citizens of Savannah, GA. November 8th, 1860. Dedicated to the Morning News. Drawn by Henry Cleenewerck, Savannah, GA. Lithographed by R. H. Howell, Savannah, GA. Shows Greene Monument, Old City Hall, and part of Pulaski House. The figure addressing the crowd is Colonel Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., mayor of Savannah. Lithograph.
1DER ENG V 10Fort Cockspur, 1764 ( (7 x 11 inches) )
View of Cockspur Fort at the entrance of Savanna River in Georgia. Decr. 1764.
DER ENG V 11Georgia Female College, 1844 ( (3 11/16 x 6 inches) )
Georgia Female College. Drawn by R. Hinshelwood from a sketch by T. Addison Richards. Engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smillie. Grahams Magazine.
DER ENG V 12Georgia Militia, 1813 ( (7 9/16 x 11 1/16 inches) )
The Georgia Militia under Gen. Floyd, attacking the Creek Indians at Autossee.
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27BGeorgia Militia, 1820
The Georgia Militia under General Floyd, attacking the Creek Indians at Autossee on November 29th, 1813. Painted by J.W.B. Colored engraving.
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11Green Island Officer's Quarters
Officer's quarters. Painted by W.D. Grant. Framed. Watercolor drawing.
2Green Island Thunderbolt Battery
Thunderbolt battery. Green Island, 1861. Painted by W.D. Grant. Framed. Watercolor drawing.
1DER ENG V 15Hopewell Church, 1856-1866 ( (5 11/16 x 9 inches) )
Hopewell Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Covington, Georgia. Rev. Henry Quigg, Pastor. Published by Joseph M. Wilson, No. 111 So. 10th Street. Philada.
DER ENG V 17Independent Presbyterian Church, 1831 ( (9 x 10 7/16 inches) )
Interior of the Presbyterian Church, Savannah. Drawn by W. Goodacre Junr., N.Y. Engraved & printed by Fenner, sears & Co. London: Published Nov. 1, 1831 by I.T. Hinton, & Simpkin & Marshall.
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28CMarket House
The Old Market House, Savannah, U.S.A. By Thomas Wakeman. Dating: not before 1870-1872, as this market was not built until that time. Engraving.
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29AMerrimac, 1907
Last of the wooden Navy. Battle between the Merrimac (Virginia) and the U.S. Fleet in Hampton Roads, March 8, 1862. Lithographed by A.B. Graham Co. in Washington D.C. Painted by G.B. Matthews, from a drawing made by Lieutenant H.B. Littlepage, of the Merrimac. Colored lithograph.
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30AFort Pulaski, 1862
Bombardment of Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island, Georgia. 10th and 11th of April 1862. After a bombardment of 30 hours, the Fort surrendered unconditionally to the U.S. Forces, under the immediate command of General Quincy Adams Gillmore. 260 prisoners, 17 cannon, 40,000 pounds of powder, and a large quantity of provisions fell into the hands of the loyal North. Published by Currier & Ives. Colored lithograph.
1DER ENG V 22Pulaski Monument; [and] Christ Church, 1842 ( (10 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches) )
"Pulaski Monument." "Episcopal [Christ] Church. Savannah." Drawn by J. Smillie from a sketch by T. Addison Richards. Engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smillie. Published by W. & W.C. Richards.
DER ENG V 25Salzburgers, 1751 ( (21 x 8 inches) )
Gottgeheiligtes Denck und Gedachtnus-Mahl... Ioh. Aug. Corvinus invent. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind.
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31ASavannah, Burning of, 1820 January 11
Painted by Joshua Shaw. Engraved by John Hill. Published by M. Carey & Son. From Joshua Shaw's "Picturesque Views of American Scenery." The etching is accompanied by the engraved title-page to the volume. Painted by Joshua Shaw. Engraved by John Hill. Published by M. Carey and Son. This title inscribed on a rock surrounded by trees on an island, all in aquatint. Both are aquatint, colored by hand.
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32CSavannah, 1855
Painted by John William Hill. Chas. Parsons, Lithographers. N.Y. Printed by Endicott & Co. Published by Smith Brothers and Co. Lithograph.
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33CSavannah, 1871
Bird's eye view of the city of Savannah, Georgia, 1871. Published by Albert Ruger, St. Louis. 2 copies available. Engraving.
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34aSavannah, coat of arms, 1876
City of Savannah. 1776-1876. Designed by W. Brotherhead. Lithographed in colors by H.J. Toudy & Co. Colored lithograph.
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35CSavannah, City Hall
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36BSavannah, 1909
Panoramic photograph facing North, from south side of Wright Square. Copyright 1909 by the Haines Photo Co., Conneaut, O. Photograph.
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37CSavannah, 1909
Panoramic photograph facing East, from Liberty Street, W., near Montgomery Street. Copyright 1909 by the Haines Photo Co., Conneaut, O. Photograph.
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38ASpirit Creek, 1820
Spirit Creek, near Augusta Georgia. Painted by Joshua Shaw. Engraved by John Hill. Published by M. Carey & Son. Includes a cover sheet of text describing the image. Aquatint, colored by hand.
1DER ENG V 41Stone Mountain, 1842 ( (7 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches) )
Stone Mountain "[The Rock Mountain]." Drawn by J. Smillie from a sketch by T. Addison Richards. Engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smillie.
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39AStone Mountain
From a sketch by P. Cheek. T. Wood's lithography. Lithograph.
1DER ENG V 43Towalaga Falls, 1842 ( (3 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches) )
Falls of the Towalaga, Georgia. Engraved by H.P. Newman, at J.M. Butler's Establishment 242 Chestnut St., Philada. Engraved expressly for the Home Circle.
DER ENG V 44Tybee Lighthouse, 1764 December ( (7 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches) )
View of Tiby Lighthouse at the entrance of Savannah River, Georgia.
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40BTybee Lighthouse, 1764 December
View of Tybee Lighthouse at the entrance of the Savannah River, Georgia. Watercolor drawing.