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These Historic Tybee Island Photos Will Take You Back in Time

These historic Tybee Island photos from yesteryear are a blast from the past. See for yourself how they compare with images from today and marvel at how far our island has come.

1. Locals at a Bar

Then:

Photo courtesy of Armstrong State University's Savannah Images Project

Photo courtesy of Armstrong State University’s Savannah Images Project

Now: 

Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News

Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News

2. Beachgoers near the Pier

Then:

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Photo courtesy of Armstrong State University’s Savannah Images Project

Now:

Photo courtesy of 10Best

Photo courtesy of 10Best

3. The Tybee Island Post Theater

Then:
Post

Now: 

Photo courtesy of the Tybee Post Theater

Photo courtesy of the Tybee Post Theater

4. Hotel Tybee

Then:

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Now:

Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News

Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News

5. Tybee Island’s Lighthouse

Then:

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Now: 

Photo courtesy of Hotel Tybee

Photo courtesy of Hotel Tybee

6. Friends on the Beach

Then:

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Now:

Photo courtesy of Bailey Grisham on Instagram

Photo courtesy of Bailey Grisham on Instagram

7. Tybee Island’s Pavilion 

Then: 

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Now: 

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8. An Aerial View of Tybee Island 

Then:

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

Now: 

Photo courtesy of Discover Tybee

Photo courtesy of Discover Tybee

 

jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

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