Living in Savannah, Volume 1 --- Web Page One


The Living in Savannah scrapbooks consist of photographs taken byArmstrong Junior College students for a Contemporary Georgia course in 1939-40 and 1940-41. Both albums are part of the Florence Powell Minis collection housed at the Lane Library. This volume contains 300 photographs and focuses on housing conditions in Savannah, particularly on those of the lower class people--Black and white. We include the original captions given by the student authors without comment. The photos and captions speak for themselves about the attitudes of the student authors and the conditions found in Savannah while America was still at peace and war raged throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. The text page includes the title page and preface. Student photographers are credited on the appropriate pages.

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Tin City

Condemned housing, Yamacraw

Condemned housing, Yamacraw

Colored home
Colored Home
White home--back view
White Home--back view
Colored homes near East Broad and Liberty
Colored Homes--near East Broad & Liberty
Colored homes--Gas Light District
Colored Homes (Gas Light District)
Colored home by Central Railroad warehouses
Colored Home (By Central R.R. warehouses)

White homes near Anderson and Abercorn

White Homes (near Anderson and Abercorn)

White homes (back view) in Old Fort

White Homes (Back View)
(in Old Fort)

White home near Bryan and West Broad

White Home (near Bryan and West Broad)

White home in Old Fort

White Home (in Old Fort)

New housing project on Augusta Road

New Housing Project (on Augusta Road)

White tenements one block from Armstrong

White Tenements (1 Block fromArmstrong)

White duplex on East 40th.

White Duplex (on East 40th)

White apartment , South Whitaker

White Apt. (SouthWhitaker

White home (Southern Section)

White Home (Southern Section)

Garage apartment near Gwinnett and Drayton

Garage Apt. (near Gwinnett and Drayton)

Bungalow on 54th Street
Bungalow (on 54th St.)
Two-storied, one family residence on East 45th.
Two-storied, one family residence (on East 45th)
Colored Home on Victory Drive. Ed. note: the Daddyu Grace mansion
Colored Home (on Victory Drive)
[Ed. note--the Daddy Grace Mansion]
New brick home on south Abercorn
New Brick Home (on South Abercorn)
Hermitage-type home on 56th Street
Hermitage type Home
(on 56th St.)

On 45th Street

On 45th St.

On Atlantic Avenue

On Atlantic Ave.

Student photographer(s): Ruth Christiansen, Betsy Myers and Elise Wortsman


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