The Cut


MK 25269b
View of King Street looking north from Woolfe Street, c. 1950
Louis Schwartz
(a little tribute to Morris Sokol Furniture since they are closing after 94 years)

As any museum curator will attest to when preparing for an exhibit, choosing the final items to display can be a difficult task, and this photograph exhibit was no exception.  With space for only 12 images, it took three weeks of searching through our extensive photograph collection of Charleston’s streetscapes to narrow those in the running down to 20 and another week to choose the final 12 that would actually hang on the wall.

Of course, choices like these are difficult and since I love sharing images from the Archives, I thought a blog post would be a great opportunity for everyone to still enjoy a few of these street scenes that didn’t quite make “the cut”.

– Jennifer McCormick, Collections Manager


MK 5813
View of Hasell Street looking west from King Street, c.1900
Robert Achurch



View of Meeting Street looking north toward Society Hall and St. Michael’s Church from Tradd Street, c.1918
N.A. Chamberlain