Mystery Photo

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Mystery house

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Mystery house

We bet this South Carolina home looks familiar to some of you, but where is it – and what’s its importance? Send your guess to editor@charlestoncurrents.com with “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.   Please make sure to include your name and contact information.

The Feb. 12 mystery, shown at right, is the main building at Wofford College in Spartanburg. Congratulations to all of those who correctly identified it:  Hal Creel of Folly Beach; Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant; Tom Tindall of Edisto Island; Bill Segars of Hartsville; Jeff McWhorter, Robert Behre, Joseph Tecklenburg and Cheryl Smithem, all of Charleston; Ross Lenhart of Pawleys Island; and George Graf of Palmyra, Va.

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Twin towers

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Twin towers

Where are these impressive twin towers located in South Carolina? Send your guess to editor@charlestoncurrents.com with “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.   Please make sure to include your name and contact information.

Last issue’s mystery: The Jan. 29 mystery, shown at right, was a picture from 1979 of the railroad station in Branchville, S.C. What’s interesting about it is how two sets of tracks split with the station in the middle. Hats off to those who correctly identified the image: George Graf of Palmyra, Va., Tom Tindall and Mary Honey Coan, both of Edisto Island; Paul Hedden of James Island; and Mary Bush Bryan of Hampton, S.C. (If there were others, we apologize for not identifying you, but some of our inbound emails over the last week didn’t get to us.)

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Where is this?

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Where is this?

Here’s an old photo that might bring back some memories to people in a particular part of South Carolina.  Where is it?  What is it?  Send your guess to editor@charlestoncurrents.com with “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.   Please make sure to include your name and contact information.

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MYSTERY PHOTO: Big gun

MYSTERY PHOTO: Big gun

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard of Charleston sent along this photo of a big, old gun that’s located somewhere in South Carolina.  But where?  Have you seen it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Last issue’s mystery: The Jan. 16 mystery, “Cloudy bridge,” is a photo of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.  It may be, as sleuth George Graf wrote, the most famous bridge in the nation’s civil rights struggle.

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Cloudy bridge

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Cloudy bridge

Here’s a bridge outside of South Carolina that you might recognize.  But where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

by · 01/16/2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Winter wonderland

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Winter wonderland

Here’s a snow picture that we received over the last week, but where is it?  Does it look familiar?  (It should, for a couple of reasons.) Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

The Jan. 1 mystery, “The remains of a day,” showcased the remains of the Progressive Club, a civil rights landmark on Johns Island that is recognized as a start for citizenship schools.  They eventually led to the voter registration of hundreds of thousands of African Americans across the South. 

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  The remains of a day

MYSTERY PHOTO:  The remains of a day

The remains of this building have a place in area history, but what was it?  (Hint:  It could be related to something mentioned in this issue.) Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

The Dec. 18 mystery, contributed by Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd, shows the postal museum at the U.S. Post Office at the corner of Meeting and Broad streets in Charleston – one of the infamous Four Corners of Law.

Hats off to several alert readers who correctly identified the display:  Michael Kaynard, J.J. Anderson and Kristina Wheeler of Charleston; Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant; former James Island resident Tom Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; Judy Roumillat of North Charleston; George Graf of Palmyra, Va.; and Archie Burkel of James Island.

by · 01/01/2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd sent along this very official-looking local mystery.  But what and where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Virginia sleuth solves tough mystery
Last week’s mystery was one of the toughest ever.  It sought the location of a portrait of retired Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings of Isle of Palms was one of the toughest in a long time. 

Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant  got a half mark for knowing that the portrait was moved from what was the Hollings Judicial Center before it was renamed for the late federal judge Waties Waring.  Upon the renaming, which was requested by Hollings (the only time a federal building has been renamed like this), the portrait was moved to Columbia.

But only one Currents reader — George Graf of Palmyra, Va., — knew that the portrait is now in a room in a new part of the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina that is named in honor of Hollings. 

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

If you’ve been around South Carolina politics for a little while, you probably know the identity of the man painted in this portrait.  That’s not the information we’re seeking with this mystery.  Rather, we want to know where the portrait is located.  For bonus points, where was it, say, three years ago and why did it move?  Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Grand white house

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Grand white house

Here’s a grand white house that many college graduates in South Carolina may have seen.  If you were paying attention, what is it and where?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Hats off to all who correctly guessed last week’s mystery as being a photo of a statue of S.C.-born President Andrew Jackson at Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster.  “Andrew Jackson, A Boy of the Waxhaws” was sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, who is known for her grand sculpture collection at Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County.

by · 12/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos