The chintz quilt consists of twenty-five appliqued squares, each of which depicts floral motifs, including floral sprays, floral wreaths, and vases with bouquets of flowers, various birds including a rooster and a peacock, and butterflies. The squares are bordered with dark brown floral chintz sashing.
A set of annual reports of the the Fire Department from 1859-1872. Reports missing for years 1862-1865. The annual reports open with a statement from the Fire Chief and include multiple lists of department expenses, financial cost of fires, the cause of the fires, and locations of city property pertaining to the fire department.
[Color image.] Caption at top: 'The harbor of Charleston, S.C.--From sketches by our special artist.--Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island.' Caption at middle: 'Fort Pinckney, Charleston, S.C.' Caption at bottom: 'Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.' [full date Dec. 1, 1860.]