This is the first page of a letter written to "William" from Elias L. Rivers on April 29, 1895, in order to "preserve" a memory. In the letter, Rivers recalls the meeting of 14 men who were from James Island and that had served in the Civil War at "William's" home on March 27, 1895. Rivers lists the men's names and where they were living at the time. The men at the meeting included: Constant H. Rivers, E.L. Rivers, Jenkins Holmes, J.F. Lawton, J.H. Freer, W.G. Hinson, Dr. Robert Lebby, Dr. W.B. Seabrook, Dr. b.M. Lebby, W.A. Clark, W.B. Minott, Edward T. Legare, R.E. Mellichamp, Chas. H. Rivers. Mr. Rivers recalls that one man had not been to James Island since 1854 and was shocked at all of the changes he encountered upon arrival in 1895. The bottom of this page states that the group had a dinner and were joined by Mr. J.T. Dill, Robert Bee, and S.L. Hinson.
This is the second page of a letter written to "William" from Elias Rivers on April 29, 1895. On this page, Mr. Rivers details the second part of the meeting of 14 men from James Island who had served in the Civil War. After eating dinner, the letters and excuses of those unable to come were read. Those who were absent included: Dr. J.L. Girardeau, Stiles Mellichamp, Capt. H.S. Lebby, W.W. Lawton, Dr. J.H. Mellichamp, E.M. Freer, W.A. Mellichamp, and William Rivers. The names of those who had died during the war were also read and included: Edward H. Mellichamp, Stiles M. Hinson, Joseph M. Mellichamp, J. Peronneau Royall, W.S. Mellichamp, J.C. Seabrook, Campbell Holmes, and Rawlins H. Rivers. In the afternoon, the photographs of those present were taken and the evening was spent talking. The men left after breakfast the next day. It is noted that the only alcohol consumed was a bottle of wine from 1835 that had survived the war by being buried when Sherman passed through South Carolina in 1865.
Black-and-white offset print reproduction of Alphonse Mucha's poster for Victorien Sardou's play Gismonda, which premiered in 1894 at the Théâtre de la Renaissance. The poster shows actress Sarah Bernhardt in costume as the play's title character. Published in a supplement to Le Courrier français, January 6, 1895.
The folio, Examples of Colonial Architecture in Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., features photographic plates of some of the most important houses and buildings in Charleston and Savannah. Photographs include exterior views of the buildings, gates, and entrances, as well as interior views of fireplaces, mantels, doors, rooms, and ceilings. Compiled and photographed by Edward A. Crane and E.E. Soderholtz. Published in 1895 by the Boston Architectural Club (Boston, Mass.).
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : 1 --Abraham: "Ha! Vats dot?" --Levy: "I tink I make dot a berminent sign. He can't get around dot." 2 --Abraham: "Let me tink." --Levy: "Dot sign is berminent, you bet." 3 --Abraham: "I gits square on dot Levy." --Levy: "Dot's nice, don't it?" 4 --Abraham: "!!!" --Levy: "---"