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Historic Charleston Foundation Monographs and Photographs

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The Charleston Earthquake, 1886
The Charleston Earthquake, 1886 Photographs of the damage caused by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886. Photos are captioned with details, including the dollar amount of the damage. Introductory text by Alex. M. Cochran. Also includes advertisements for a variety of Charleston businesses, trades, merchants, and professionals. Publisher unknown. 70 p.; 24 cm.
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After the Great Earthquake, 9:54 pm, August 31, 1886: Earthquake Views, Charleston, S.C.
After the Great Earthquake, 9:54 pm, August 31, 1886: Earthquake Views, Charleston, S.C. Souvenir booklet containing photographs of the aftermath of the Charleston Earthquake of 1886, featuring the damage done to buildings. Published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell (Charleston, S.C.), 1886. Photographs by Heliotype Printing Co., Boston, Mass. [24] leaves of plates, 12 x 20 cm.
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Gateways and Doorways of Charleston
Gateways and Doorways of Charleston Booklet features "pictures and text arranged in sequence by street on each street, making easy identification of all interesting and historic doorways and gateways." Also includes map of the Charleston peninsula with points of interest indicated. Distributed by Legerton & Company, Inc. (Charleston, S.C.). 43 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
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Sabina E. Wells Photographs
Sabina E. Wells Photographs Photographs taken by Sabina Elliott Wells in 1898-1899. Wells was a Charleston artist and designer; she was also a Newcomb potter. Photographs include scenes in Charleston and the Lowcountry, in northwest South Carolina (Table Rock and vicinity), and in western North Carolina (Flat Rock and vicinity). Scans were derived from negatives donated to Historic Charleston Foundation. (Note: Wells's diaries from 1898-1899 that document some of her travels, including sites represented in these photographs, are at the South Carolina Historical Society, "Sabina E. Wells papers, 1886-1942.")
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Souvenir of Charleston S.C.: America's Most Historic City
Souvenir of Charleston S.C.: America's Most Historic City Souvenir program for what appears to be a U.S. Navy event that occurred in Charleston during the Coolidge administration. Focuses on the U.S. Navy, with naval history and lists of ships and ship personnel, and historical information about the Charleston Navy Yard. Also provides Charleston history and information on various sites, including churches. Advertisements for local businesses, many of which are directed specifically to the Navy visitors, are interspersed throughout. [80] p., ill., 22 x 30 cm.
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Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina Descriptions of some points of historic interest in and around Charleston, with suggestions on what to see and how to see it. Illustrated with photographs. Published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell. [5] p. derived from two folded sheets (1st sheet 23 x 41 cm. folded to 10 x 23 cm.; 2nd sheet 23 x 81 cm. folded to 23 x 10 cm.).
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A Walk Around Ye Olde Charleston
A Walk Around Ye Olde Charleston Guide for a walking tour of Charleston, containing a brief history of Charleston; descriptions of each location on the tour; and photographs of notable buildings. Published by Lanneau's Art Store (Charleston, S.C.). [6] p., [24] leaves : ill. ; 27 x 32 cm.
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Souvenir of Charleston: With the Compliments of Riddock & Byrns, Proprietors, Charleston Hotel
Souvenir of Charleston: With the Compliments of Riddock & Byrns, Proprietors, Charleston Hotel Souvenir booklet for guests of the Charleston Hotel [200 Meeting Street] at the time it was under the proprietorship of Riddock & Byrns. Includes description of the hotel and its history, and illustrations of various points of interest. Published by Art Press, Loughead & Co. (Philadelphia). [14] p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
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Charleston, S.C.: Indelible Photographs
Charleston, S.C.: Indelible Photographs Photographs of Charleston buildings, streets, and other sites. Includes brief history of Charleston. Presumably published by A. Wittemann (New York); printed by The Albertype Co. (New York). [2] p., [48] leaves of plates. Measures 13 x 19 cm.
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The Zacharias Collection
The Zacharias Collection Still images found among the belongings of Henry T. Zacharias, a Charleston builder and contractor in the late 19th- and early-20th century. Zacharias built and/or repaired many notable buildings in Charleston. Includes photographs and one engraving of buildings on which he worked (or likely worked); photographs of battleships in dry dock at the Charleston Navy Yard; and a photograph of his gravesite at Magnolia Cemetery. (Note: Two of Mr. Zacharias's ledger books are in Special Collections at College of Charleston, “Henry T. Zacharias Ledgers, 1905-1910.”)
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Guide to Charleston, S.C., with a Brief History of City and Map Showing Ward Boundaries and Places of
Guide to Charleston, S.C., with a Brief History of City and Map Showing Ward Boundaries and Places of Interest: Illustrated Guidebook to Charleston, containing a history of Charleston; descriptions of many points of interest; street guide; and map featuring ward boundaries and points of interest. Advertisements interspersed throughout. Published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell. 95 p. : ill., fold. map ; 20 cm.
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Charleston Hotel : Entirely Remodeled and Under New Management
Charleston Hotel : Entirely Remodeled and Under New Management Souvenir booklet for guests of the Charleston Hotel, produced after the hotel's renovation and when it was under the new management of Francis G. Cart and W. Irving Davids. Includes a description of the hotel and its remodeling, along with a brief history of Charleston and photographs of points of interest. [16] p., ill., 11x15 cm. (Note: The Charleston Hotel was located on the 200 block of the east side of Meeting Street. It was demolished in 1960.)
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Fort Sumter Hotel
Fort Sumter Hotel Brochure for the Fort Sumter Hotel [1 King Street]. Includes description and floor plan of the hotel, information about Charleston, and photographs of points of interest. Also includes map showing travel routes to Charleston from Jacksonville, Florida, to New York, New York. "A Colonial Hotel. Jno. S. Cator, Mgr." One sheet : ill., map ; 23 x 41 cm., folded to 23 x 10 cm.
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A Brief Sketch of Historic Charleston
A Brief Sketch of Historic Charleston Presents "in a condensed form the historic and interesting points of interest in and near Charleston most sought after by tourists and visitors." Includes "interesting facts about the first churches and congregations; old historic buildings, halls and colleges; historical houses; relics of the old days; queer streets, alleys and lanes; parks, squares, cemeteries." Map of the peninsula includes "a sketch of the resorts and historical points in and around Charleston." Cover title: Guide Book of Historic Charleston and Map. Published by Lanneau's Art Store (Charleston, S.C.). 24 p., 16 cm. + 1 map, 40 x 50 cm. folded to 10 x 14 cm. (Note: paging begins at page 3.)
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Charleston Welcomes You: America's Most Historic City
Charleston Welcomes You: America's Most Historic City Travel brochure. Includes brief description of Charleston history, points of interest, hotels, and recreational activities, and a map featuring travel routes to Charleston between Jacksonville, Florida to New York, New York. Designed by Advertising Service Agency and printed by J.J. Furlong & Sons, Charleston, SC. Two sheets : ill., map ; 23 x 41 cm., folded (quartered) to 23 x 10 cm.
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Frances A. Robb Photograph Album
Frances A. Robb Photograph Album A photograph album created by William Muckenfuss for Mrs. Frances A. Robb, in the 1940s. Album contains photographs of various Charleston buildings, houses, landmarks, sites, events, battleships, and people as well as other Lowcountry places. Mrs. Robb lived on Wentworth Street and several photographs are of her home and neighborhood.
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Business Guide of Charleston, S.C.
Business Guide of Charleston, S.C. Directory of local businesses of all sorts. Published by Cooke, Howard & Co. (Baltimore, Md.), ca. 1889. Advertisements interspersed throughout, many of which are illustrated. Business types include bakers and confectioners, barbers, blacksmiths, building materials, butchers, contractors and builders, cigars and tobacco, groceries, furniture, hotels, insurance, house furnishings, painters, plumbers, railroad companies, restaurants, sailmakers, tailors, tin roofing, undertakers, wines and liquors, wheelwrights, and others. Also includes listings for municipal and state government, with names of offices and officers; listings of cemeteries, parks, halls, public buildings, and other points of interest; and a street directory that includes boundaries. In addition to an alphabetical index, the business guide is arranged by type. Missing map. 130 p., ill., 18 cm. (Note: Page numbering starts at 4 on the title page verso, after six unnumbered preliminary pages.)
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Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City
Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City Souvenir booklet and guide to Charleston, featuring a brief overview of the city, chronology of historic events, and descriptions of various points of interest. Includes color illustrations of houses, public buildings, houses of worship, and other sites. "Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis." (Booklet published ca. 1948 but illustrations appear to be reprints of E.C. Kropp Co. early-20th century postcards.) [30] p. : ill. ; 17 cm.