7 1/2" X 4 1/2" image with 'Millwood, near Columbia, S.C. burned by Gen. Sherman's men, when they burned Columbia, So.Ca. (at end of Confederate War)' handwritten on reverse. Millwood plantation was the home of Wade Hampton III. The ruins of the house can still be seen across from the Target on Garner's Ferry Road in Columbia. Image shows columns (all intact), some beginning to be overgrown by ivy. There is a older man standing, almost in profile, next to the second column from the left.
5" X 7" image of house at Kensington plantation showing a front view with children sitting on the step. From list found with glass negative: '26 Kensington Plantation, next to Bosis, East branch of Cooper River, west side.'
Mounted photograph measuring 5" X 7" of Fort Sumter. Photographer's mark on photo at lower left: 'Copyright Clarke's Studio, Charleston, S.C.' And printed at bottom, center of photo: 'Fort Sumter Charleston, S.C.'
5" X 7" image of a large moss-draped oak tree in a field near a split rail fence. From list found with the glass negatives: '18 Coming Tee Robintation Tree -- a Ghost Tree.' Excerpt from Institute for Southern Studies, Vol.12. Winter 1965: "While on Comingtee names, there is the usual Ball ghost here, this one with the unusual name of the "Robintation Tree." It is a tree which the Negroes claim to be haunted and upon which they bestowed the name, but why "Robintation" no one seems to know. A picture of this tree appears in the illustrated article on Comingtee by Mrs. White and Mrs. Rose." An additional part of the legend is that there is an Indian chief buried at the foot of the tree. As long as the tree remains untouched, no serious harm would befall whoever lived on the property.
5" X 7" image of a group of four African-Americans getting water from a well sweep -- appears to be one woman and three children. From list found with the glass negatives: '16 Coming Tee Old Crane Well.'
4" X 2 1/2" image of White Hall plantation, showing an older African American woman standing with two children (boys). She is wearing glasses and a turban. They are standing in front of a multi-sided outbuilding. There is a picket fence with other outbuildings to the left.
Research still unable to definitively determine which White Hall plantation this is. Donor had family ties to both this White Hall and the Whitehall in Savannah. Information in accession file seems to confirm the location as the White Hall in Colleton County; file read as 'near Sheldon Church in Beaufort County.'