Conversations with a Curator: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of Charleston with Archivist Jennifer McCormick

Join Archivist and Collections Manager Jennifer McCormick in our Lowcountry Image Gallery for a discussion of the new exhibit, A Photographic Artist: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of CharlestonMorton “Nicky” Brailsford Paine, Jr. photographed the people and events of Charleston for forty years.  Arguably one of the most dedicated photographers of the Holy City, Paine was interested in mechanics and new inventions and led the way in using modern scientific advancements.  He was a cross-country driver, a pilot, and one of the first amateurs to use a motion picture camera on the east coast.  Always experimenting with speed, light, shadow, and later, color, Nicky Paine would record the history of the buildings, beaches and people of Charleston from 1900 to his death in 1940. The images in this exhibit are part of the collection purchased by the Museum in 1941 from Nicky’s sister, May Paine.  Rescued from their 47 Meeting Street residence after a Category 2 hurricane flooded the basement three days before his death, they include glass plate negatives and prints.

Conversations with a Curator allows visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, ask questions and spark conversations. The Museum’s collections are both extraordinary and diverse and each Curator-led talk and tour will allow participants to immerse themselves in different areas of Charleston’s history.

All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and free with admission.

Conversations with a Curator programs are typically held on the second Friday of each month, with a few exceptions.


06/08/2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am


The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Loading Map....