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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Slave auctioneer's token
Slave auctioneer's token Slave auctioneer's token, 1846. These tokens were distributed as one-cent pieces and served as advertisements for the businesses and services depicted on the coins.
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Currency
Currency Two dollar bill issued by the Bank of South Carolina, payable on demand at their office in Charleston.
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Border tiles
Border tiles Salt-glazed border tiles made from kiln-fired red clay, used to line walkways and gardens. Made by slave labor on a plantation near Hickory Hill, South Carolina. Four tiles exist in the collection, two of each shown here.
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Confederate greenback
Confederate greenback Five dollar Confederate greenback issued on February 17, 1864 and redeemable two years after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Printed by Evans & Cogswell in Charleston, South Carolina and engraved by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Confederate greenback
Confederate greenback Ten dollar Confederate greenback issued on February 17, 1864 and redeemable two years after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Printed by Evans & Cogswell in Charleston, South Carolina and engraved by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Currency
Currency Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York.
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Currency
Currency One dollar bill issued by the Bank of South Carolina, payable on demand at their office in Charleston.
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Focusing cloth
Focusing cloth Fabric used when focusing camera. Blocks outside light so photographer can see through the lens.
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Large format camera
Large format camera Burke and James large format viewfinder with Bausch and Lomb lens.
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Flash with reflector
Flash with reflector Graflex brand flash aparatus.
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Hand coloring utensils
Hand coloring utensils Marshall Retouching Kit with thirteen color pencils of various brands, 4 tubes of oil colors, Grifhold metal utensil, and Testors gloss enamel.
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Lenses
Lenses Two large photographic lenses.
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Foot pedal
Foot pedal Wooden foot pedal with long cord, possibly used to operate flash or lights.
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Shrimp net
Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina.
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Shrimp net
Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina.
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Shrimp net
Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina.
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Shrimp net
Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina.
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Mortar and pestle
Mortar and pestle Iron mortar and pestle from Lincolnville, South Carolina. According to Mrs. Gold, a local store owner grew the peanuts, shucked them, and made peanut butter with this mortar and pestle to sell in his store.
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Grub ax
Grub ax A multipurpose ax that was used for digging, clearing and breaking ground. According to Mrs. Gold, it was used in Mount Pleasant before saws and machines were available to clear land to plant crops. The long side was used for hewing trees or bushes and the short side for cutting tree roots.
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Oil painting
Oil painting Untitled oil painting depicting a sailing vessel led by a tugboat. A buoy appears in the forefront and a city is visible in the background. Back of framed image reads "To our Friends The Sanfords; Xmas 1927; Elise and Teddy Harleston."