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South Carolina Collection

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s

Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s
Tax-collector beaten off by an angry Carolina colonist. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: EVRV2A-00048

EVRV2A-00048
Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, 1780, American Revolution. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration by F.C. Yohn

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Layout of Fort Sumter at the outset of the Civil War

Layout of Fort Sumter at the outset of the Civil War
Fort Sumter ground plan, situated in the harbor of Charleston, SC, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Colonial house at Charles Towne Landing, South Carolina

Colonial house at Charles Towne Landing, South Carolina
Reconstructed colonial home at Charles Towne Landing Historic Site, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861

Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861
Fort Sumters US flag after the bombardment, as raised in New York in 1861 by Major Anderson, Sumter commander. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Star-spangled banner, the 15-star US flag

Star-spangled banner, the 15-star US flag
Fifteen-star US flag (1794-1819) over Fort Moultrie, Charleston, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782

British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782
Charleston, South Carolina, abandoned by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: PVPR2A-00011

PVPR2A-00011
John C. Calhoun, US Vice President. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s

Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s
Black stevedores loading bales on the cotton wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Black regiment assaulting Battery Wagner during the US Civil War

Black regiment assaulting Battery Wagner during the US Civil War
54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment assaulting Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner, SC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Arthur Middleton of South Carolina

Arthur Middleton of South Carolina
Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. Digitally colored printed halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: South Carolina colonists planting crops

South Carolina colonists planting crops
Settlers planting crops in South Carolina during colonial days. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s

Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s
Bird s-eye view of Charleston, South Carolina, in the mid-19th century Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s

Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s
Port of Charleston, South Carolina, before the American Revolution. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Pirates in Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s

Pirates in Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s
Pirates celebrating in colonial Charleston, South Carolina. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1780

Charleston, South Carolina, 1780
Seaport of Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Revolution. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s

French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s
Shipbuilding at Archers Creek, South Carolina, by French colonists left behind by Ribault, 1562. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Map of colonial Charleston, South Carolina, 1600s

Map of colonial Charleston, South Carolina, 1600s
Colonial map of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, site of Charleston, South Carolina, 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a document

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Carolina coast map, 1600s

Carolina coast map, 1600s
Map of the Carolinas, showing Charleston and the Outer Banks, north on the right. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century map

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Fort Sumter artillery during the siege, 1861

Fort Sumter artillery during the siege, 1861
Big guns of Fort Sumter returning fire from Fort Moultrie at the start of the Civil War, 1861. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: US flag over Fort Sumter before the attack, 1860

US flag over Fort Sumter before the attack, 1860
Major Robert Anderson raising the Union fllag over Fort Sumter before the Confederate attack, December 27, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th -century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Map showing location of Fort Sumter, Civil War

Map showing location of Fort Sumter, Civil War
Chart of Charleston harbor, showing Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s

Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s
Steam-driven boat loaded with bales of cotton, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Plantation slaves singing and clapping

Plantation slaves singing and clapping
Group of slaves singing on a southern plantation, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration based on a Boston teachers description

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Slaves husking corn on a plantation

Slaves husking corn on a plantation
Slaves social gathering at a plantation corn-husking, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s

Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s
Ku Klux Klan members shooting a black family in their cabin, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s

KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s
Ku Klux Klansmen wrapped in sheets on a murderous raid in a black familys cabin, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: AGRI2A-00011

AGRI2A-00011
Afroamerican slaves picking cotton. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Slave cabin on a southern plantation

Slave cabin on a southern plantation
Slave family outside their cabin on a southern plantation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Slave auction before the US Civil War

Slave auction before the US Civil War
Slave mother and daughter on the auction block in the US South. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction

Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction
Reconstructed South Carolina legislature, including African-American delegates, passing an appropriations bill, 1873. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: John Archdale, colonial governor in the Carolinas

John Archdale, colonial governor in the Carolinas
Governor Archdales address to the colonial Carolina Assembly, 1696. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Carolina colonial seal

Carolina colonial seal
Seal of the Lord Proprietors of Carolina Colony. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Crowds in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860

Crowds in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860
Old Customs-House in Charleston, South Carolina, just before the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Port of Charleston, South Carolina, 1840s

Port of Charleston, South Carolina, 1840s
Ships in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, 1840s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861

Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861
Street in Charleston, South Carolina, during the secession convention. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Colonial sailors fighting pirates aboard ship

Colonial sailors fighting pirates aboard ship
Fighting off Carolina pirates in colonial days. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: South Carolina plantation house, 1800s

South Carolina plantation house, 1800s
Dusk at Drayton Hall, a South Carolina plantation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: PPRE2A-00190

PPRE2A-00190
Birthplace of President Andrew Jackson, Waxhaw, South Carolina. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Tuscaroras capturing colonial surveyors in the Carolinas

Tuscaroras capturing colonial surveyors in the Carolinas
Surveyors Lawson and DeGraffenried captured by Native Americans in the Carolinas, 1711. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Fire ceremony among southeastern Native Americans

Fire ceremony among southeastern Native Americans
Ceremony of Native Americans in the southeast involving a fire ritual, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Smokehouse on a plantation in South Carolina

Smokehouse on a plantation in South Carolina
Smokehouse at Boone Hall, an antebellum plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: PSUP2A-00013

PSUP2A-00013
Supreme Court Justice John Rutledge. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a portrait

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Civil War cannon at Fort Moultrie, Charleston SC

Civil War cannon at Fort Moultrie, Charleston SC
Civil War cannon at Fort Moultrie aimed at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. Digital photograph at Fort Moultrie National Military Park

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Election in Charleston, South Carolina, 1701

Election in Charleston, South Carolina, 1701
Unruly crowds during an election in Charleston, South Carolina, 1701. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: Colonial oven, Charleston, South Carolina

Colonial oven, Charleston, South Carolina
Outdoor oven, Charles Towne Landing Historic Site, reconstructed settlement, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageSouth Carolina Collection: EXPL2A-00264

EXPL2A-00264
De Soto greeted by native Cofitachequi queen in Carolina, circa 1540. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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