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Pictorial South Caroliniana, 1998

Aiken, Beaufort, Charleston, and Columbia stereographs; thirty-five stereographs, 1860s-1900s, of Aiken, Beaufort area, Charleston, and Columbia taken by photographers George L. Cook of Charleston; A.J. Fisher of New York; Keystone View Company; J.A. Palmer of Aiken; F.A. Nowell of Charleston; E. & H.T. Anthony of New York; Samuel A. Cooley of Beaufort; and G.N. Barnard of Charleston. Images include several views of Magnolia Cemetery; views around Aiken, such as Dr. Rockwell's and Robert Powell's properties; the steamer Planter in Charleston at the wharf; and Main Street, Columbia, from the State House.

Aiken, Charleston, Georgetown, and Summerville stereographs; five stereographs and one photograph, ca. 1870s-1900, include two images by George Barnard of Charleston: "A family ride at Summerville, S.C.," showing children in oxcart with women and African-Americans beside it, and "The Battery, Charleston, S.C.," showing two African-American boys sitting on bench in White Point Gardens with baskets and chickens; and three by J.A. Palmer of Aiken: "Spanish Bayonets in Bloom," showing an African-American boy sitting on fence by a large yucca plant; "Uncle Isaac Selling Wood," picturing an African-American man and child with wood on oxcart; and "Highland Park Hotel, Aiken, S.C." The photograph, "Fishermen, Georgetown, S.C.," was probably taken by D.C. Simpkins and shows African-American men on their boat at the dock.

Aiken and Columbia stereographs; three stereographs, ca. 1870s, of Aiken and Columbia. Includes "No. 58, Aiken and Vicinity, Episcopal Church," by J.A. Palmer of Aiken; "Main St., from the top of the Art Gallery, Columbia," by Wearn & Hix showing the State House; and "The State House" by Rufus Morgan, Morganton, N.C.

American Scenery, Selected Series, American Cities [publisher], showing Charleston, S.C., in two undated stereographs, "East Battery Looking South" showing a table and chair on a porch in the foreground; and "Church Street, and St. Philip's Church" looking north on Church Street from Broad.

E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, N.Y.) [publisher], stereograph, ca. 1864, "War views. House where the Union officers were confined under fire, Broad St., Charleston, S.C." The War for the Union, Photographic History series, No. 3101.

George N. Barnard ( Charleston, S.C.); five stereographs, ca. 1869, of Alexander Knox's plantation near Mount Pleasant, S.C., taken by Barnard for his South Carolina Views series. Scenes consist of the old homestead, store and ginning mills, saw mill and box factory, cottage, and stable. Included in the photographs are African-Americans, Alexander Knox and daughter, and mule and ox carts.

Beaufort and Charleston area stereographs; twenty-five stereographs, 1860s-1870s, of Beaufort and Charleston vicinities taken by photographers J.A. Palmer of Aiken; F.A. Nowell of Charleston; Setley & Davis of Reading, Pa.; E. & H.T. Anthony of New York; Samuel A. Cooley of Beaufort; John P. Soole and G.N. Barnard of Charleston; and J.W. Campbell of New York. Images include a praise house and Robert Barnwell's residence on Port Royal, various places and views of occupied Beaufort, and an interior view of Castle Pinckney in Charleston harbor.

Thomas Bennett painting; undated daguerreotype. The painting, presumably done about 1820 when Bennett was governor, is thought to be a heretofore unknown image of Bennett.

Rev. Richard Carroll collection; sixteen photographs, ca. 1890s-1940s, documenting the life of the Rev. Richard Carroll (1859-1929), whose papers are described above. There are images of Carroll at various ages, as well as a photograph of his wife, Corrie, and other family members. An image of Carroll in his study shows a wall calendar for the Colored State Fair, emphasizing his association with that organization. Two photographs of a revival meeting at D.W. Alderman Company saw mill and one of Carroll and his horse in front of a sleeping tent attest to his itinerant preaching career. His recognition of the needs of African-American children is seen in a photograph of him at Tumberling Shows School in Laurens. Photographers represented include Cripp of Aiken, Roberts Studio in Columbia, Blanchard's Art Studio in Columbia, Towne Portrait Studio in Boston, and Paul Robertson Photography, Inc., in Montgomery, Ala.

Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette families collection. Two hundred forty-four photographs, ca. 1864-ca. 1930, of friends and relatives of the Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette families of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, whose papers are described above. Early South Carolina photographers include A. Baumgarten and E.J. Atwood of Winnsboro; McLean & Trotter of Anderson; H.G. Trotter of Walhalla; Miss S. Kennedy of Clover; D.C. Simpkins of Georgetown; Peterson of Spartanburg; S.T. Souder, G.N. Barnard, Jesse H. Bolles, Anderson Studio, and V.C. Brown of Charleston; S.C. Mouzon of Spartanburg; Van Ness & Bro. and George T. Schorb of Chester; and Wearn & Hix, W.A. Reckling, Howie, and Hennies of Columbia.

George S. Cook (Charleston, S.C.); daguerreotype, 1855, of Jane D. Converse. Converse was twenty-seven years old when the photograph was made.

George S. Cook (Charleston, S.C.); undated daguerreotype of unidentified man. Sixth plate cased daguerreotype in tooled leather case with photographer's name embossed on reverse.

Drayton daguerreotypes; two daguerreotypes, ca. 1850, of Charleston resident James Shoolbred Drayton (1820-1867).

Hampton-Preston House photograph, ca. 1895-1900. Image of the gardens of the College for Women in Columbia, S.C., today known as the Hampton-Preston House.

Margaret Moffett Law art works; ten undated works of art by Spartanburg native Margaret Moffett Law (1871-1956). Law graduated from Converse College in 1895 and pursued her art studies at the Art Students League and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1936, Law returned to teach in Spartanburg and was instrumental in establishing the Spartanburg Arts and Crafts Club, now the Spartanburg Arts Center. Law worked in different media such as oil on paper, woodblock on paper, and etching on paper and was known to paint on anything at hand. Titles in this collection include "Camp Meeting," "Road Pickers," "Orchestra," and "Children's Hours," a reflection of her interest in real life situations.

R.H. Mims (Edgefield Court House, S.C.), three cartes-de-visite, ca. 1864, of unidentified children.

J.A. Palmer (Aiken, S.C.), stereograph, ca. 1875, "No. 149, Characteristic Southern Scenes, Washing Camp." Shows African-American women and girls at wash tubs.

S.T. Souder (Charleston, S.C.) [publisher], stereograph, ca. 1870, "Beach View of Sullivan's Island from Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S.C.," published by Shows the beach and a house in the distance built after the war as well as the interior of the eastern end of Fort Moultrie with a gun in place.

W.A. Wellman, daguerreotype, 1 December 1852, made in Georgetown, S.C., of two young men, Hazard, 21 years old, and Sisson, 20 years old. This is the only known surviving work of Wellman.

R. Whitechurch, undated steel engraving of J[ames] H[enley] Thornwell (1812-1862)

Wilson & Havens (Savannah, Ga.), two stereographs, 1882 and undated, "Sea Wall, Beaufort," showing a man sitting on a beached bateau with a sign for "Vinegar Bitters" on fence. Also "City Cemetery, Charleston," showing an African-American man sitting by pond with chapel beyond.

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