Charleston, S.C. History in Pictures – A Look Back

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Folly Beach, SC

It is often said, a picture tells a thousand words.? Some of these images really paint a vivid picture of the trials, tribulations and celebrations of our past.? Some will bring you to levels of emotion both good and bad.? Sit back and remember to never forget our past.

From Civil Rights to military; academics to activism; or just a day at the beach.

Enjoy this wild journey into Charleston’s past.

Tree Spirit Project 2011 - Preserve Angel Oak
Tree Spirit Project 2011 – Preserve Angel Oak

 

73 Church Street (with rounded top door behind tree) – 1958

 

Early Mobile Free Library
Early Mobile Free Library

 

Bishop England Varsity High School Basketball Team – Charleston, SC

 

!950’s South Carolina Map
Post Earthquake Charleston 1886
Post Earthquake Charleston 1886

 

Early South Carolina Currency
Early South Carolina Currency

 

Folly Beach Barracks – 1946

 

Broad and Meeting Streets Traffic
Broad and Meeting Streets Traffic

 

Folly Beach Postcard
Folly Beach Postcard

 

Charleston March 1969
Charleston March 1969

 

Charleston Hospital Strike Article
Charleston Hospital Strike Article

 

Folly Beach Pier – 1937

 

!976 Charleston
1976 Charleston

 

Roadside Sweetgrass Basket Sales
Roadside Sweetgrass Basket Sales

 

1961 at Albemarle Elementary School
1961 at Albemarle Elementary School

 

Fort Sumter Stamp 1961
Fort Sumter Stamp 1961

 

The C-141 Starlifter
The C-141 Starlifter

 

1961 Civil Rights Bus in Charleston assaulted
1961 Civil Rights Bus in Charleston assaulted

 

Charleston Submarine Base 1960
Charleston Submarine Base 1960

 

Easter 1960's Charleston, SC
Easter 1960’s Charleston, SC

 

Broad Street, 1911. Notice the signs for Follin Bros. tobacconists (with the famous wooden Indian) and Henry Plenge’s (the P has fallen from the sign) Pharmacy at 8 Broad

 

“Folly Beach July 4, 1921.”
three unidentified beach goers in front of their car on the beach at Folly. They are all wearing bathing suits and the women are wearing stockings and hats. The date and location listed above are hand written on the back.
Source: The Charleston Museum

 

Corner of Fishburne St and St Philips intersection in 1944.

 

W.A. Jessen’s liquor store, corner of Congress and Rutledge in 1940’s. This location is now a lawyer’s office.

 

This is circa early 1940s postcard published by Martschink Sales Co.

 

 

Hasell Street, Charleston SC, ca. 1900 – 1910

 

Charleston, SC 1910