Lowcountry Digital Library
Digitizing and making accessible unique and historic items from institutions across the coastal region of South Carolina
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Opening the flood-gates — flooding a rice field at High Tide, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Photograph from the College of Charleston Stereoscope Views held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Pincus skiing instruction 1946.
"Photograph of a moment of leisure near Simbach, Germany, 1946. Left to right: Pincus, Bob Mendler, Sam Samuels."
Photograph from the Pincus Kolender Papers, circa 1915-1996 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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On September 15, 1978 Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in a row.
Muhammad Ali action figure.
"Plastic action figure depicting Muhammad Ali "The Champ.""
Artifact from the Walter Pantovic Artifact Collection held by the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.
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Letter from Claude Debussy to Meltzer, July 31, 1907.
"Handwritten letter confirming rendezvous with Metlzer. Typed translation included."
Letter form the Charles Henry Meltzer Papers, 1839-1940 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
Letter from Claude Debussy to Meltzer, July 31, 1907.
"Handwritten letter confirming rendezvous with Metlzer. Typed translation included."
Letter form the Charles Henry Meltzer Papers, 1839-1940 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Large format camera.
"Burke and James large format viewfinder with Bausch and Lomb lens."
Artifact from the Joseph and Rachel Coards Photography Collection held by the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.
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Sugar cane plantation.
"Men working on a sugar cane plantation."
Photograph from the Eola Willis Cuban photograph collection, circa 1895-1910 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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“Pencil on paper, 28cm x 22cm. Front contains drawings, descriptions and measurements of various architectural details. Back includes additional drawings and measurements of architectural details.”
Pages from The Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann Collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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“Pencil on paper, 28cm x 22cm. Front contains drawings, descriptions and measurements of various architectural details. Back includes additional drawings and measurements of architectural details.”
Pages from The Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann Collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Cuban band.
"A group of musicians posing."
Photograph from the Eola Willis Cuban photograph collection, circa 1895-1910 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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The Lowcountry Digital Library is pleased to announce that we have several new collections online! For the next few days, we will be posting featured pictures from our new collections. Please, head over to our website to check them out! Today’s featured collection: The Gertrude Sanford Legendre Papers, 1844-1996.
Gertrude Legendre OSS Scrapbook, 1944. Page 14.
"This scrapbook is comprised of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to Gertrude Legendre’s work with the Office of Strategic Services in England and France and her subsequent internment as an American prisoner of war in Germany."
Scrapbook page from the Gertrude Sanford Legendre Papers, 1844-1996 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Some of our favorite items at the Lowcountry Digital Library are the cross written letters. This is an example of cross writing from the Barnwell Family Papers collection.
354. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown — December, 1855.
Letter from the Barnwell Family Papers collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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"A New Map of Palestine or the Holy Land," circa 1867.
Map from the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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"Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)."
Slide from the John Henry Dick Collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Francine Ajzensztark and Laddie Lefer, 1949.
“This 1949 photograph was taken in New York and shows Francine and her cousin, Laddie Lefer. Francine came to America before her fiance, Harry Taylor, who had broken his leg.”
Photograph from the Francine Ajzensztark Taylor Papers, circa 1913-1985 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Our home campus, College of Charleston, welcomes returning students this week!
Porters Lodge.
“Porters Lodge, 66 George St. This gate house on the original main campus, designed by E.B. (Edward Brickell) White, was built in 1850 to house the school’s porter or custodian.”
Photograph from the College of Charleston Buildings and Grounds Photograph Collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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The Cofa Bridge on the Oroya Railway, Peru.
“Title and “330 (21811)” on label.”
Slide from the Keystone View Company Lantern Slides held by the College of Charleston Libraries.