Ferry boat and battleships in the Charleston Harbor. Top Left: The ferry boat "Sappho." Top Right: Identified as "camouflage in Charleston Harbor, 1st world war." Bottom Left: Identified as Battleship Philadelphia. Bottom Right: Ships are identified as Brooklyn (in distance) and Pennsylvania; "Old" Cooper River Bridge in distance.
Result found on the following page of: Frances A. Robb Photograph Album
Street scenes identified as just across the Cooper Bridge (Top Left); Mt. Pleasant side [of Cooper Bridge] (Bottom Left); front of the Ashley Bridge (Top Right). Bottom Right: Identified as front of "No. [north?] Station" (possibly part of the Charleston Naval Shipyard, with 4 men walking on the street, 2 of whom are dressed in military uniform; Idylwild Barbecue (located at "Meeting Street Road 8 miles") and Retail? Liquor Dealer buildings in background.
A color photograph of a parade float sponsored by the Agricultural Society of South Carolina, Charleston County Department of Natural Resources, and the Charleston Agricultural and Industrial Fair (November 11-16, 1929). The three are 'Partners Promoting Progress.' The float participated in a parade celebrating the opening of the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge (also known as 'the old Cooper River Bridge'). Five girls dressed as field hands ride the float alongside a pyramid decorated with vegetables: Julia Frampton, Annette Remington, Rosa Belle Blank, Louise Brown, and Isabel Frampton (one may not be pictured). Special attention is paid to the iodine in vegetables and its health benefits.
In this interview, Rovena Owens relates the story of her family on Sullivan’s Island beginning with Vincent Peter, whose father was a slave trader. According to Owen’s family tradition, one of the captured African women became both Vincent’s slave and his wife. They arrived on Sullivan’s Island around 1812-13. Owens then traces her family history through succeeding generations, many of whom were free people of color, including Louis Peters, her second great-grandfather, her great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Pezant, and grandmother, Margaret Etta Pezant, who married Alan Perry Jones. Their daughter, Rovena Agnes Jones, married Walter Hazel, a member of the prominent Manigault family of Charleston. Walter was “kicked out” of his family for marrying a woman of color. Rovena Agnes Jones and Walter Hazel were then the parents of Rovena Owens. While discussing her roots on Sullivan’s Island, Owens discusses the topic of racially mixed families and their general acceptance on the island. Owens contrasted this sentiment with the attitudes of those who came from other parts of the country, such as the Fort Moultrie soldiers. Owens recalls island life as “paradise” where black and white children enjoyed playing, boating, and crabbing. Sundays were always popular times for the family on the island. Her grandmother had a pot of okra soup ready for whoever appeared. Some of Owens’ fondest memories were those Sundays with the ladies in the kitchen and the men out working on some kind of “project.” Owens also discusses the efforts made on the island to preserve its historic cemeteries. She also relates her family’s struggles with major storms such Hurricane Hugo. Through all of the storms, the Owens family homestead at Station 23 and Myrtle Avenue on the marsh side of the island, locally known as the “back beach”, remains intact. To Owens, Sullivan’s Island is “home,” where she’s comfortable.
A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29; Volume I; Showing the erection of the West or Charleston approach, the Town Creek Cantilever Span, the Drum Island Viaduct, and the Deck Truss Spans in the Cooper River. Steel for viaducts furnished by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. Steel for truss spans furnished by McClintic-Marshall Co. All steel erected by McClintic-Marshall Co., Pottstown Erection Dep't. Small photos by E.L. Durkee. 5" x 7" Photos by James Smyth ("Irish").;Title Page, 6.75" x 10.125"
Image #1 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Building office in the Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Yard."; Image #2 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Erecting Span Traveler 'A' at and of West Approach, using 30 ton stiffleg derrick."; Image #3 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Raising boom for Span Traveler. Length of boom 100ft., & weight, 11 tons.";Three 4.5" x 2.75" B/W photos numbered 1, 2, 3