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King Street: 1910

King Street: 1910

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1910. "King Street, south." Among the merch­ants vying for your trade are a Bible depository, Victor Talking Machines dealer and branch of the "Wide Awake" store. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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243 King St.

The Siegling building on the right is now The Daughters of St. Paul and doesn't look much different after 100+ years. Starbucks is just a few doors down at 239 King St., btw.

Re: Lighting Configuration

Also, a series string, as well as I can see. Not uncommon back in that era. Looks like 8, ~15V lamps


The Wide Awake Store

Must have been the 1910 version of Starbucks.

Bon Marche

A store front on the left is called, "The New Bon Marche."

I believe this was a local business owned by the Lipinsky brothers of North Carolina.

A Different Kind Of Lighting Configuration

Looks like Charleston opted to use strings of incandescent light bulbs running across the street in place of the usual arc lamps of this era. Maybe the Mazda lamp salesman is on the city council.


Below is the same view from May of 2010.

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