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An archive of images of Nashville, circa 1884, all mounted on album pages, most inscribed with identifying captions. Most are stereoview prints. 40 pages containing approximately 150 views (300 images) including Fort Negley and the "Negro Settlement" at Fort Negley, and numerous views of the grounds and Interior of the State Capital Building including corridors, Hall of Representatives, library with images of portraits, flags, and artifacts, and views from the Capitol looking in each direction (note one is a panoramic stereoview), and numerous views of Vanderbilt University, the Great Snow , the City Cemetery, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, National Cemetery, and Mount Calvary Cemetery. Other images include the Cumberland Riverfront, High Street, City Hall, Customs House, Court House, a young black child standing in a field with dilapidated houses behind him, Spring Park, Stevenson Avenue, Park Street, Spruce Street, Cherry Street, College Street, Market Street, Nashville Public Square, Cole Building, Woodland Street Suspension Bridge, the Railroad Bridge, German Lutheran Church, St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral (interior and exterior), St. Ann's Church, Church of the Assumption, St. Peter's Chapel, Elm Street Church, Central Baptist Church, McKendree Church, Trinity Church, Church of the Advent, Jewish Synagogue, the Penitentiary, Gilchrist Hotel, Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Depot, the "Insane Asylum" including the "Colored Department", Roger Williams University, Hume Fogg School, Howard School, School for the Blind, South Nashville Normal School, Ward Seminary, Price's Seminary, St. Bernard Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy, Fisk University – Jubilee Hall and Livingston Hall, the Wharf (riverfront), Central Tenn. College, French Spring Lick (Sulphur Spring), Tulane Hotel, Belle Meade Plantation, the Surry Jones Gospel Tent, and residences of Captain Ryman, Col. E.W. Cole, Gen. Houston, William Morrow, J. W. Thomas, and William Duncan. Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: Carl C. Giers immigrated from Germany and arrived in Nashville in 1852. He set up a photo gallery downtown, photographing many Nashville occupants and visitors – including notable Civil War figures during the city's Union Occupation. C.C. Giers passed away in 1877 and the studio was sold, but his son, Otto Giers, only 19 when his father died, took up the trade and continued it as part of the firm Thuss, Kollein and Giers. In 1885, he undertook a series of documentary photographs of Nashville sites (some of which are represented here). Some of these images were published in the 2 vol. series IMAGES OF AMERICA: NASHVILLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL AND OTTO GIERS by James Hoobler. Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Some pages have images clipped, but the majority are intact with light discoloration and edge chipping (mostly affecting the rigid album boards). All images are adhesive-mounted to album pages, which have become brittle. 17 pages have come unbound from spine. Leather exterior of album is extremely worn, including the spine.