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October 2017

September 2017
When downtown temps became too sweltering to bear, locals might even join vacationers at the magnificent New Brighton...

August 2017
On August 21, incoming freshmen at College of Charleston will pass under the arch of Porter’s Lodge (pictured here...

August 2017
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?

July 2017
The image was taken by Morton Brailsford Paine, a local photographer during the ’30s and ’40s, and the young girl...

June 2017
“The Whip” (pictured here circa-1937) at “Folly’s Playground,” a beachfront amusement park nestled between the Atlantic...

June 2017
Take a dip into swimwear history via six retro suits

May 2017
Alicia Rhett returned to her home on Tradd Street after filming to focus on her artwork, particularly portrait...

May 2017
While Charleston is a thriving, energetic, and modern metropolis, the city has retained its past like no other in the...

May 2017
In the 1700s, locals flocked to alfresco concerts in The Orange Garden

April 2017
One of Charleston’s well-known retailers, M. Dumas & Sons, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

April 2017
Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf

March 2017
Freida Sokol and Howard Ozment of WTMA radio station model merchandise from Berlin’s Clothing circa 1957 

March 2017
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season

February 2017
Well before the area north of downtown’s Morrison Drive became home to such hip establishments as Edmund’s Oast, Lewis...

January 2017
In the last year of the 19th century, from February 6 to 14, the Lowcountry resembled this idyllic snowy scene, having...

January 2017
On January 1, 1882, Mayor William A. Courtenay created the Charleston Fire Department

December 2016
In this photograph, taken on Christmas Eve 1937, pedestrians are beckoned by lower King’s window displays

Famed Swedish songstress Jenny Lind performed in Charleston during the Christmas of 1850

In this circa-1945 photograph, WAVES Specialists 3rd class Nora Scott and Virginia Chenoweth are at work in the control...

November 2016
In 1936, modern masterpieces from the collection of Solomon and Irene Guggenheim debuted at the Gibbes

October 2016
In 1705, Englishman James Child established a ferry service on his property named Strawberry Bluff

October 2016
Rembering Henry and Blanche Holloway, the hermits of Goat Island 

A glimpse at a bustling, early 20th-century Charleston

August 2016
Looking back at early Lowcountry hurricanes

August 2016
The Charleston Museum’s 19th-century curator, Gabriel E. Manigault, masterfully prepared dozens of skeletons now on...

July 2016
A quick look back at Isle of Palms history

June 2016
Calling out his creative seafood sales pitches, huckster and political provocateur Joe Cole became a cultural...

April 2016
A brief history of Hampton Park’s Sunken Gardens