Savannah (Ga.) Park and Tree Commission photographs of Colonial Cemetery, 1896-1897.

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Savannah (Ga.) Park and Tree Commission photographs of Colonial Cemetery, 1896-1897.

This collection consists of "before and after" photographs of Colonial Cemetery taken for the Savannah Park and Tree Commission in 1896 and 1897. The six photographs are part of three sets. Each set contains two photos of the same area of the cemetery. In each set, one photo shows the area before it was cleaned up; the second photo shows what the area looked like after being cleaned. The 1896 photos were taken by J. N. Wilson. M. Edward Wilson was the photographer for the 1897 photos. Originally, there appears to have been at least six sets of images. Each set was given a number by the photographers. This collection contains the images numbered 2, 3, and 6.

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Savannah (Ga.). Park and Tree Commission.

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The Savannah, Georgia, Park and Tree Commission was created in December, 1895. One of the first endeavors of the commission was the restoration of Colonial Park cemetery. One of the burying grounds for early Savannah, Colonial Cemetery was already in need of expansion by 1762. After being closed to burials in 1853, the maintenance of the cemetery began to decline. Over the years, several efforts were made to clean and to repair the cemetery. Other projects included building the mall and adding t...

Colonial Park (Cemetery : Savannah, Ga.)

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