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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



1 & 2

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Visual Evidence

Painting 1: Panorama of Savannah by Fermin Cerveau, 1837. [Painting 1] with link to larger version of painting.
(Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society)

Questions for Painting 1

1. What are your impressions of Savannah based on this painting? If you did not know when it was painted, what clues might help you narrow down the time period?

2. How does the painting enhance your understanding of Savannah at this time period? Describe why it provides more information than a basic plan.

3. Slightly more than one hundred years separate Drawing 1, made in 1734, and this painting, created in 1837. What are some of the major changes that have occurred in Savannah, as recorded by these two images?

* The painting on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Painting 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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