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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Rickety Manor: 1937

Rickety Manor: 1937

1937. "Charleston, South Carolina. 727 Bay Street." Come in, and watch your step. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Old Bridge

Viewable behind the house on the left is what appears to be an onramp for the now demolished, then very new John P. Grace Memorial Bridge. The removal of this bridge and the later, parallel Silas Pearman span in the mid-2000's (along with there supporting ramps) has left a still noticeable hole in Charleston's urban landscape.

Door so high up

What's "up" with that door? It looks like a long way down to the street.


This appears to be the old Josiah Smith Tennent House. It is much improved today and the side yard is the Philip Simmons Children's Garden.

Here's a screen shot of the Google Street View:

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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