Lowcountry Digital Library
Digitizing and making accessible unique and historic items from institutions across the coastal region of South Carolina
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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.
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On August 1st, 1498, Christopher Columbus landed at the Paria Peninsula on the coast of South America; the first time he had set foot on the American mainland.
05. Novissima et Accuratissma Totius Americae Descriptio
“In this map by Gerrit van Schagen (1642-1690) California is a large island, there is one Great Lake (Lac contenant), a large open lake in place of the western Great Lakes, and the conjectural Northwest Passage, with the Straits of Anian. The elaborate title cartouche at the bottom left contains scenes of native Americans hunting, panning for gold and a chief standing beneath an umbrella. Also, the map shows other small illustrations: a war being waged by Indians in South America and a figure lying in a hammock. There is a large vignette at the top left of Neptune and his sons, the Tritons. 51 x 62cm.”
Map from the Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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"Church and houses in Thingvellir National Park."
Photograph from the John Henry Dick Collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Geraldine Farrar. Madam Butterfly.
Photograph from the Frank Connor Photographic Collection, 1900-1940 within the College of Charleston Scrapbooks and Photo Albums series held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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Amulets.
"Three charms to ward off evil in the form of reptilian amulets. Origin Togo."
Artifacts from the Paul Craven, Jr. Collection held by the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.
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Isaac Riddell. Slave pass, 1849.
“This slave pass 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.”
Pass from the Charleston Slave Passes collection held by the College of Charleston Libraries.
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On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell toll gathered citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The Old Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Title and “80 (9648)” on label.”
Slide from the Keystone View Company Lantern Slides held by the College of Charleston Libraries.