Be prepared for an over load of pictures...but it is interesting if you like history.
Now I said "like" history, so even if you don't "love" it, I think you might enjoy this.
Letter seal and it is HUGE. Probably about 2-3 inches in circumference.
Now we are getting into some fashion accessories:
I put this picture in because of the "Patch Box" to the right, read the description.
Ladies...we could NEVER get our feet into these small shoes. Honestly they are probably only 3" wide and 6-7" long. Yes...that narrow. How did they do it????
Money...which they called as Bank Notes. These were also large and would not fit very easily in today's wallets.
Some general things. This camera was itty bitty. I mean we are talking about 2." So cute.
And now to the extreme...a very LARGE camera and not one that I would want to have to tote around. Can we say, " shoulder pain."
Farm implements. I feel for the folks who had to use these, they were large and the metal was thick. You could seriously get some "big guns" using these. That is a branding iron on the bottom, let me tell you, that is one large iron. Apparently they seemed to think larger was better because I seem to say that word a lot.
Slave Tax Badges and free slaves had round ones.
Doctors medical chest
Eye Doctors case
Tourniquet...umm...no thank you. That looks like some wicked procedure.
Look at how long some of those barrels are.
This gun was interesting because it has 7 barrels and when it is used, all 7 fire. They had to be careful using this particular gun because it was used a lot on ships and there was always the possibility of sails catching on fire.
Very large and (looks) heavy Salesman's chest.
I hope you enjoyed just a small tour of historical Charleston, SC. There is a great deal of history here. I am planning on showing you some more of historical Charleston in the coming days of the homes there. So if you enjoy this as much as I do, I hope you will come on back.