About the Digitized Version


About the Web site: The online collection consists of forty turn-of-the-twentieth century Augusta-related picture postcards selected from the collection Augusta and Environs: Picture Post Cards in Color held at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System in Augusta, Georgia. The postcards in this collection depict the commercial development, economic prosperity, and social customs of Augusta and its inhabitants during the opening years of the twentieth century. Furthermore, the picture postcards document the interplay between Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina, and Summerville, Georgia before and immediately following Summerville's incorporation into the city of Augusta in 1912. The postcards, as collected by Augusta resident Ella C. Mayo Belz at the turn of the twentieth century through 1914, include images of notable Augusta landmarks such as the Augusta Canal, Augusta Country Club, Bon Air Hotel, Lake Olmstead, Meadow Garden, Medical College of Georgia, and the Partridge Inn. Several postcards in the online collection relate specifically to Augusta's position as the second largest inland cotton market in the United States. These postcards show cotton fields, harvested bales, mills, and other scenes of production associated with the cotton industry in Augusta. There are also many scenic postcards that depict views along the Savannah River and the commercial and residential streetscapes along both Broad and Greene Streets.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Augusta (Ga.)
  • Augusta Country Club (Augusta, Ga.)
  • Augusta (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Canals--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works
  • Cotton textile industry--Georgia--Augusta
  • Historic buildings--Georgia--Augusta
  • Hotels--Georgia--Augusta
  • Hotels--South Carolina--North Augusta
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • North Augusta (S.C.)
  • Olmstead, Lake (Augusta, Ga.)
  • Partridge Inn (Summerville, Richmond County, Ga.)
  • Recreation--Georgia--Augusta
  • Richmond County (Ga.)
  • Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)
  • Summerville (Richmond County, Ga.)

Creation of the Web site:The following East Central Georgia Library System, Georgia HomePLACE, and Digital Library of Georgia staff and student assistants contributed to the production of the Picturing Augusta Web site:

  • Dottie Demarest
  • Katie Gentilello
  • P. Toby Graham
  • Edward A. Johnson
  • Katha Massey
  • Mandy Mastrovita
  • Sheila McAlister
  • Leigh Ann Ripley

Publisher: The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602

Date: 2005

Publication status: This work is the property of The University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Master image file details: 600 ppi, TIFF 4.0


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