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PHOTO: New York library releases thousands of old images

PHOTO: New York library releases thousands of old images

More than 200 old photos and maps involving the Charleston area and more of South Carolina are part of a new collection of 180,000 high-resolution digital images that have been released into the public domain by the New York Public Library. Above is a stereoscopic image — a 19th century version of an image that you could use special glasses similar to the more modern View-Master to get a 3-D image — of cotton drying on a roof of a warehouse in downtown Charleston in the late 1870s.

by · 01/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTO: Early berries

PHOTO: Early berries

The crazy warm weather at the end of the year flushed a strawberry patch out of dormancy at Boone Hall Plantation at the end of December, which led to five days of berry-picking. “We put it up on Facebook and people came running,” said Boone Hall Farms manager Tim Junkins. On Sunday, there were only a few of the fresh berries left, but the folks at the store also have been using them to make fresh strawberry ice cream. Photo courtesy of Boone Hall Farms.

by · 01/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY: Familiar, but maybe not, too

MYSTERY: Familiar, but maybe not, too

Here’s a photo of a place that may look familiar, but then again, it may look a little different. Clue: It’s not in Charleston County, but it’s nearby. What and where is this great photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and be sure to include the town in which you live.

by · 01/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: A warm December walk on the beach

PHOTO: A warm December walk on the beach

This year’s New Year’s Day polar plunges on Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach will be more like invigorating fall dips in the ocean thanks to mild December temperatures. As many awed residents and visitors remark, who would have thought you could be strolling on the beach in shorts, as this pair is, or grabbing a few rays at this time of the year? Colder weather has got to be on the way, but apparently not anytime soon! Photo by Andy Brack.

by · 12/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY: Exactly where is this holiday photo?

MYSTERY: Exactly where is this holiday photo?

Mystery photo for Dec. 28, 2015: Hint: It’s in Charleston, but exactly where (give us the corners of the streets). Third person to do so correctly wins a pair of tickets to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com. You must also include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 12/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  This one may be pretty easy

MYSTERY: This one may be pretty easy

Here’ a scene that should be pretty familiar to folks who walk around downtown Charleston. There’s no prize this week — just the satisfaction of knowing you guessed it right — if you do. Send your guess — and the town you live in — to editor@charlestoncurrents.com. Photo by Michael Kaynard, Kaynard Photography.

by · 12/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  Mural found somewhere in Charleston

MYSTERY: Mural found somewhere in Charleston

CLUE: This mural is somewhere in Charleston, but where? It might be more familiar than you think. Please send your guesses to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include your name and the town where you reside. Photo by Michael Kaynard of Kaynard Photography.

by · 12/14/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  Maritime pastoral

MYSTERY: Maritime pastoral

Boy, howdy — doesn’t this maritime scene feel peaceful as all get-out? But where is it? Give us a guess and we’ll take a drink of Christmas cheer on your behalf (for each correct guess?) Send your guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com– and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 12/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  You might have seen this before

MYSTERY: You might have seen this before

Long-time readers of Charleston Currents might have seen this structure, which was featured a few years back. But it might not be familiar to many. Hint: It’s in the tri-county area. Know where it is? Send your guess — and place of residence — to editor@charlestoncurrents.com. (Thanks to Deborah Getter of Johns Island for furnishing this great new shot.)

by · 11/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY: Looks pretty old

MYSTERY: Looks pretty old

You have to travel about 75 miles from downtown Charleston to find this historical treasure. Where — and more importantly — what is it? The third person to identify this photo and its history will win a pair of tickets to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Send your guess and town of residence to editor@charlestoncurrents.com. Good luck! (Photo by Andy Brack)

by · 11/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos