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  • Carte-de-visite, 1861, of Fred Babcock by Quinby & Co., Charleston, S.C. The photograph is a full-length view of Babcock in Confederate uniform. Babcock served in the 6th Infantry, first in Co. A and later in Co. F. He was killed on 31 May 1862 at the battle of Seven Pines.

  • Carte-de-visite album, 1860s-1920s, of the J.A.W. Thomas family of Bennettsville, S.C. The twenty-three photographs include Margaret Spears, Andrew Thomas, Nan Thomas, Nancy McLaurin, Nellie Thomas, Jennie Lanier and children, Alex Smith, Lawrence Hamer of Tatum, Phillip Hamer Bethea of Marion County, S.C., Hortense Strauss, Kenneth McColl (later mayor of Bennettsville), Willie Allen Wyatt, Johnnie Graham, Emily Graham, Tom Edens, The Rev. Richard Furman, Charles Holmes, Virginia Wyatt, and “Mr. Fowler of England.” Later snapshots were added of Margaret Spears at graves of Nathaniel and Lydia Wise Spears at Mossy Day Cemetery and of the Spears home in Marlboro County, S.C. Photographers include Wearn & Hix, of Columbia, S.C.; J.S. Broadaway and W.M. Wheeler, of Greenville, S.C.; C.M. Van Orsdell, of Wilmington, N.C.; C.D. Fredricks & Co., of New York; T.K. Hamilton, of Loredo; Lee Gallery, of Richmond, Va.; and W.L. Fambro.

  • Photograph, 1876, of the “Wallace House” faction, by W.A. Reckling, Columbia, South Carolina. William H. Wallace led the mostly Democrat body during the dual legislature caused by the contested gubernatorial election between Daniel Chamberlain and Wade Hampton. The photograph is an oversize composite print with individuals numbered and identified by a printed key. It later appeared as an illustration in David Duncan Wallace’s History of South Carolina.

  • Stereograph, 1870s, of “Charleston, looking east from Orphan’s Home.” The foreground shows the grounds of the Orphan Home and church spires rise in the background. It is number 605 and was published by B.W. Kilburn of Littleton, New Hampshire.

  • Three photographs, 1885, 1887, and undated, of Andrew Charles Moore. Two photographs are from Moore’s student days at the University of South Carolina: Class of 1885, with student pictures arranged around the 1850 view of campus, and Class of 1887. The other photograph pictures a group of Masons, wearing regalia, outside a clapboard building.

  • Photograph, 1893, of “Wreck of 13 cars R[ichmond] & D[anville] Railroad at Greenwood Cotton Mill,” by Morris, of Greenwood, South Carolina. Freight cars for the Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line and for the Charleston, Sumter and Northern Railroad are off the tracks, toppled over, and split open. One car went through a brick wall of the mill.

  • Boudoir photograph, ca. 1897, of Highland Park Hotel (Aiken, S.C.), by C.D. Hardt, Artistic Photographer, Aiken. Taken from a hill, the photograph shows the front of the hotel, which burned in 1898. Hardt worked for J.A. Palmer in Aiken, and possibly took over the studio when Palmer died in 1896.

  • Nine photographs, ca. 1910, once part of an album, depict African Americans gathered on “Sunday—in the Shade 100 degrees,” children with woman at wash tubs, “Street Scene—the washing comes home,” “At the cabin door;” and also an exterior view of Spartan Mills (Spartanburg County, S.C.) and interior of “Generator Room with 6-3000 K.W. machines connected to water wheels.” Another photograph shows a couple sitting on the steps of the “Home of A. Urquhart, Blacksburg, S.C.” Urquhart was involved in quarrying near the Simms lime kiln and completing the railroad to Blacksburg (Cherokee County, S.C.).

  • Seven photographs, 1911-1918 and undated, in postcard format of South Carolina scenes: The Rev. R.L. Holliroyd and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Williamston, S.C.; the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in White Oak, S.C.; a meeting in the Jewish Welfare Assembly hall in Spartanburg, S.C.; a mill in Landrum, S.C.; ruins of the Friendship Church in Mount Pleasant, S.C., after a storm; and Vosburg Co. in Cash, S.C. Also, photograph of a mechanic crew beside airplane at Owens Field Municipal Airport in Columbia, S.C.

  • Panorama photograph, 1912, of the United Commercial Travelers of North Carolina and South Carolina meeting in Spartanburg, S.C., taken by Moose and Son of Greensboro, N.C. The photograph captures a large group of men, women and young people in front of two large brick buildings. There are banners for different chapters, including Chapter 444 in Greenville, S.C.; men on horses; and a U.C.T. baseball team. The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America is a fraternal benefit society founded in 1888 by traveling salesmen to provide travel, insurance, and other benefits to its members.

  • Photograph album, 1912-1914 and undated, of the Rion family of Fairfield County, S.C. Consisting mainly of images of University of South Carolina football players and games and track meets, the album also includes views of a dormitory room, small cannon beside the Maxcy monument, motorcycle, college dramatics, canal, hunting, fishing, swimming, and polo. Photographers include Hennies Studio, Blanchard, and A.C. Escobar of Lyle’s Studio, Columbia, S.C.

  • Seven photographs, ca. 1920, of the Charleston Fire Department. Four show the Chief and his driver in his car outside the fire station, two show Engines 1 and 7 and crews, and one shows a horse-drawn fire department wagon advertising Fire Prevention Day.

  • Three photographs, ca. 1944, of a military parade on Main Street, Columbia, S.C., by Sargeant Photo Company, of Columbia. The photographs show the color guard, bugle and drum corp, rifle corp, and gunnery in the 1300 block of Main Street.

  • Two photographs, undated, of A. Sydney Smith are a carte-de-visite by J.C. Elrod, of Louisville, Kentucky, and a tintype with tinted cheeks and lips. Algernon Sydney Smith was in the cotton and insurance business in Charleston, S.C. In 1867 he was with Graeser, Lee, Smith and Company, and by 1882 he had established A. Sydney Smith & Company, cotton dealers.

  • Stereograph, undated, of Mills House Hotel in Charleston, S.C., number 370 in War Views series by John P. Soule, Boston. The photograph shows a Union soldier sitting on a building foundation next to an African-American man standing beside a wagon wheel. The Mills House is in the background.

  • Carte-de-visite, undated, of Col. Asbury Coward, taken by J.R. Schorb and Son, Yorkville [now York, S.C.]. The photograph is a copy of an earlier carte-de-visite taken by J.R. Schorb prior to his son joining the studio in 1869.

  • Postcard, 1906, of Newberry College shows the main building with no shrubbery, a few trees, and a bicycle near the front steps.

  • Thirty-two postcards, 1906-1938 and undated, of South Carolina scenes. Of interest are the old Post Office in Jamestown; Mitchell Hall of Summerland College in Leesville; Enoree Hotel; swimming at Holman’s bridge near Blackville; Brown House in Liberty; Jonesville Manufacturing Company; and the residence of R.M. Shirley in Honea Path, with about fifty children eating watermelon.

 

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