Thursday, August 16, 2007

Savannah history

A few months ago, I did some contract work with the Georgia Historical Society to help finish up processing a photograph collection that they had a grant to make available. It was a huge undertaking and I was only a part of the end of the project, but I did have a good time cataloging the prints. Just got the word of the local write-up for the Robert Heriot Collection by the Connect.

I'm glad to see my friend Lynette highlighted in the article. And to know that the collection is now available for researchers. There are some really fantastic photographs of local architecture - both the typical historical downtown buildings as well as documenting some of the mid-century suburban developments and street views. The photos of the riverfront development are really great as are the grisly car accident scenes. Plus you can inundate yourself in wedding pictures from the 1950s-1980s. The variety of hairstyles and bridesmaid dresses alone are worth a look.

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