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Historic Charleston Foundation Monographs and Photographs

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Facts About Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City
Facts About Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City Describes various features of Charleston and the vicinity including art and literature; climate; hunting and fishing; yachting; beaches; transportation; highways; golf; farming; manufacturing; educational; colleges and preparatory schools; societies, clubs, associations; hotels, apartments and dwellings, port facilities; theaters; navy yard; military; U.S. Lighthouse Department; U.S. Engineers Corps; churches; conventions; populations; water supply; banks; living conditions; streets; business; information; U.S. Scouting Fleet; parks and playgrounds; harbor forts; street cars; sight-seeing busses; boats. Also describes various points of interest. "Donated by the City to the Publicity, Tourist & Convention Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Charleston, South Carolina." 12 p. ; 53 x 16 cm. folded to 9 x 16 cm.
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The Lure of Charleston the Historic...The Comfort of Charleston the Modern
The Lure of Charleston the Historic...The Comfort of Charleston the Modern Brief descriptions of points of historic interest in and around Charleston. Maps show landmarks in historic Charleston and also points of interest "on the motor roads and bridle paths near Charleston," including James Island and West Ashley sites. Possibly published by Wecco (Charleston, S.C.) One sheet : ill., maps; 22 x 57 cm. folded to 22 x 10 cm.
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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: 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.
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Seven Hours in Charleston, S.C.
Seven Hours in Charleston, S.C. A ready reference to the most important points of historic interest in and around Charleston. Published by The Tourist and Convention Bureau, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, 50 Broad Street. 19 p., 16 cm.
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Glimpses of the South Carolina, Interstate and West Indian Exposition
Glimpses of the South Carolina, Interstate and West Indian Exposition Souvenir booklet entitled Glimpses of the South Carolina, Interstate and West Indian Exposition Including Some Characteristic Views of the City of Charleston and Scenes at the Pan-American Exposition Recently Held at Buffalo: 126 Half-tone Pictures and a Map of the Grounds. Booklet contains captioned photographs, including some with descriptive text. Measures 13 x 18 cm. Note: HCF's copy has 40 pages of this publication of which 38 pages are plates (photographs), and is therefore missing several pages based on the physical description in the WorldCat catalog record (128 plates and a folded map).
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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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Map of Charleston, South Carolina
Map of Charleston, South Carolina Map of the Charleston peninsula. Revised in 1879; published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell. Features locations of fire alarm boxes and public buildings, with indexes to each. Presented by A.R. Thomlinson, manufacturer of harness, saddles, bridles, etc., located at 137 Meeting Street. Measures 21.875" x 13.625"
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The City of Charleston, South Carolina
The City of Charleston, South Carolina Map of the Charleston peninsula with historic points of interest identified and noted. Includes a welcome to visitors by Mayor Burnet R. Maybank and a map of "The Garden Club Walk" route. "Released by the Office of Port Development." Measures 16" x 22".
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Orders
The Orders Fifty-eight illustrated examples of various Roman and Greek architectural orders and details. Published by the American School of Correspondence (Chicago, Ill.). [1] p., 58 leaves of plates; 39 cm.
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The Study Book of Furniture and Furnishing
The Study Book of Furniture and Furnishing The Study Book of Furniture and Furnishing, Being a Series of Fifty Six Plates of Designs Showing Interiors, Cabinet-Work, Upholstery, and Sundries contains plates of detailed drawings of rooms, furniture, and interior ornamentation by a number of different architects and designers including Owen W. Davis, E. W. Poley, B.J. Talbert, W. Young, James Lamb, H.W. Batley, J.J. Stevenson, Thomas Harris, R.W. Edis, Henry S. Legg, E.W. Godwin, T.E. Collcutt, H. Henry, Maurice B. Adams, T. Cutler, and Walter Hensman. Published by J. O'Kane (New York). [1] p., 56 plates; 44 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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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.")