Charleston, SC of Yesteryear: Take a Journey Back in Time – 35 Remarkable Images

Broad Street, Circa 1910

Broad Street, Circa 1910

With so much rich history and heritage, we often get swept away in distinguished past of Charleston.  The historic society, carriage tours, walking tours and preserved buildings continue to keep our past as alive as our ghosts.  Yet, sometimes a visual image paints a picture so much more vivid than even our own imaginations and the stories we share.

Take a step back in time with us and enjoy these visual images of Charleston past.  Some are haunting; some soothing, but all with provide you with a piece of the way life in Charleston used to be.

 

 

136 Church Street - Circa 1880

136 Church Street – Circa 1880

 

Flower Seller from 1939 - Photo by National Geographic

Flower Seller from 1939 – Photo by National Geographic

 

Two locals on a stoop in 1962

Two locals on a stoop in 1962

 

Tradd Street - Circa 1910

Tradd Street – Circa 1910

 

Joseph Aiken House - Circa 1880

Joseph Aiken House – Circa 1880

 

St. Michael's Church - Circa - 1910

St. Michael’s Church – Circa – 1910

 

Aftermath of 1938 Tornado hitting Charleston, SC

Aftermath of 1938 Tornado hitting Charleston, SC

 

Newspaper Article - Circa 1885

Newspaper Article – Circa 1885

 

Snow on The Battery in 1899

Snow on The Battery in 1899

 

Cumberland Street - Circa 1865

Cumberland Street – Circa 1865

 

Broad and Meeting Streets 1865

Broad and Meeting Streets 1865

 

City Market - 1939

City Market – 1939

 

W.T. Grant Building, Circa 1950s

W.T. Grant Building, Circa 1950s

Confederate Currency

Confederate Currency

 

Stoll's Alley - Circa 1880

Stoll’s Alley – Circa 1880

 

Berkeley County, 1939 - B.W. Muir Photographer

Berkeley County, 1939 – B.W. Muir Photographer

 

Jenkins Orphanage Band - North Charleston 1914

Jenkins Orphanage Band – North Charleston 1914

 

St. Michael's Church 1865

St. Michael’s Church 1865

 

56 Beaufain Street

56 Beaufain Street

 

Near Francis Marion National Park, 1939 - Photographer B.W. Muir

Near Francis Marion National Park, 1939 – Photographer B.W. Muir

 

Post Earthquake - Broad Street 1886

Post Earthquake – Broad Street 1886

 

Shrimp Peddler and cat - Circa 1930's

Shrimp Peddler and cat – Circa 1930’s

 

Mosquito Fleet, Charleston - 1940

Mosquito Fleet, Charleston – 1940

 

Soldier Portrait - Professional Photo

Soldier Portrait – Professional Photo

 

Spring 1861 - Confederate Soldiers

Spring 1861 – Confederate Soldiers

 

Courtenay School, 1926

Courtenay School, 1926

 

Portrait taken in 1917

Portrait taken in 1917

 

1906 Postcard

1906 Postcard

 

Portrait taken between 1947-1949

Portrait taken between 1947-1949

 

Philadelphia Street, 1866

Philadelphia Street, 1866

 

Early Battery Park

Early Battery Park

 

Cadets, 1891

Cadets, 1891

 

The Heyward-Washington House 1923

The Heyward-Washington House 1923

 

Tent City Charleston - 1886 - Post Earthquake

Tent City Charleston – 1886 – Post Earthquake

We hope you enjoyed this journey down memory lane.

 

 

 

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