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Title: In Old Savannah (In Savannah Ga)
Name: Etching
Date: 1934
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Etching on paper
Dimensions: 18.25 x 14.25 inches framed
Signed: W. R. Locke '34 in pencil lower right
Inscription: "In Savannah" ga in pencil lower left
Edition: Ed. of 173
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transferred from the Applied Art Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museusms, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.203
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A Savannah, Georgia general store is the focal point of this street scene. Savannah is located along the Atlantic Coast near Georgia's border with South Carolina. Savannah is the port of entry for the Savannah River and is Georgia's oldest city.

Walter Ronald Locke was an etcher best known for his landscapes. He resided in Florida and many of his surviving works are of Florida scenes, although he also made prints of places elsewhere in the United States. Locke was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, and studied art under Louis Kronbert and Alfred Hutty. During his lifetime, he exhibited at the Library of Congress and Society of American Etchers. He was also affiliated with Associated American Artists, an organization founded to produce and market fine art prints nationwide. His works of art are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh; the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown; and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Published References: AAA Cat.: 1935-01; 1936-01; 1936-03