A postcard of the mural from the main lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel that depicts the attack on Fort Sumter. The front of the postcard reads, "This mural painting, in the Main Lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, symbolizes the initial attack by Confederate forces, beginning the War Between the States.--The painting is by Alfred Hutty, internationally noted artist and etcher." The back of the postcard reads, "The first shot of the War Between the States was fired April 12, 1861, from a Confederate battery at Fort Johnson (position of the observer in this painting) and landed on the parade ground of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. In this painting Fort Sumter is center, Fort Moultrie to the distant left and a floating Confederate battery to the right. The flag is the original seven star flag of the Confederacy. Fort Sumter, occupied by Confederates on April 14, 1861, was under constant siege by Federal forces from that date until February 18, 1865--In 1948 Fort Sumter was designated a national monument."
Postcard of the brick and wrought iron doorway and gateway at the Simmons-Edwards House in Charleston, S.C. Back of postcard reads, "One of the very finest examples of dignity and beauty in doorway, steps, and ironwork is in this period approach."
Postcard of the Sword Gate at Simonton House in Charleston, S.C. Back of postcard reads, "The Simonton house at 32 Legare Street was built in 1776. These noted gates and gateway were placed here between 1815-1820. The sword gates are considered the finest examples of early wrought iron work."
Postcard of "Rainbow Row" in Charleston, S.C. Back of postcard reads, "On East Bay, north of Tradd Street, Series of tinted homes of leading citizens, overlooking the harbor, with secluded private gardens carefully arranged to secure the utmost of the sea breeze."
Postcard of a Charleston home. Back of postcard reads, "Here is the Charlestonian type of home, reflecting the early desire for privacy. Note particularly the long veranda facing the southern sea breezes isolated from the publich by a heavy, solid, street door, generally locked, often located at the sidewalk, blocking people from freely entering the porch. Further privacy is provided by the high walls, wrought iron grill work and bushes."
Postcard of the Berkeley Court Apartments in Charleston, S.C. Back of postcard reads, "Beautiful apartment house, overlooking Colonial Lake. Contains thirty modern high-class apartments, and absolutely fireproof. Has private roof garden affording bird's eye-view of entire city."