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Object Name Postcard
Title The Union Depot, Columbus, Ga.
Artist The Rotograph Company
Date 1907
Medium Commercially printed paper
Dimensions H-3.5 W-5.313 inches
Signature "The Rotograph Co., N.Y."
Signature Location verso, left side
Makers inscription on verso, postmark "Columbus, Ga. 1907"; addressed to Miss Kate Stewart , New Orleans
Provenance Mrs. J.E. Chapman
Credit line Gift of Mrs. J.E. Chapman
Accession Number G.1964.396.13
On view: yes
Label information Built in 1901 for the Central of Georgia Railroad, it served as the union station for all lines. Designed by Bruce and Morgan of Atlanta. Passenger service ended in 1971. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sent to a future Columbus visitor in 1907, when the Central of Georgia passenger depot was just a few years old, this postcard features warm sentiments to the would-be traveler: "Hope you will have a happy time until you reach this spot and pleasant times long after"
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Downtown
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Union Depot
Central of Georgia Railroad
Railroad
Postcard
Subjects Communications
Transportation
Architecture
Infrastructure
Education