Framed oil painting, "Shrimp Vendor," depicting an African American man with a tray of shrimp walking by a house with iron fence and balcony, typical of Charleston homes. On long term loan to the Avery Research Center from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
This reprint of a 1929 News and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) article depicts MacElwee's plan for the extension of Murray Boulevard north of the Ashley River bridge. The map and text give detailed descriptions of residential lot sizes in the reclaimed areas, areas for commercial development, parks, etc. and persuasive economic reasons to undertake the development. Though most of the land was eventually reclaimed, no grand boulevard extends north of the Ashley River bridge today and MacElwee's vision of building "one of the most famous water front driveways in the world" was never realized.
This slave pass, or permission note, is one of three found in 1934 in a Book of Common Prayer. The book was donated to the College of Charleston by Daniel Horlbeck in 1875. For reasons unknown this pass was extensively scribbled over.
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.27, Hayne Street - ruins of three large buildings.' Sign on column at left reads: 'Charleston Bag Factory.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows a bag factory at 15-19 Hayne Street.