Post Office, Charleston, South Carolina

ID: SIA2011-0534 and #32335-5

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: c. 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

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People can be seen milling about on the sidewalk beside a Post Office building in Charleston, South Carolina. There is also a post office box beside a pole on the corner.


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, while on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section C).
  • For other photographs that Tolman took while on the train to Charleston, South Carolina, see Negative Numbers SIA2011-0739, SIA2011-0741, SIA2011-0742, SIA2011-0743, SIA2011-0744, SIA2011-0745, and SIA2011-0540.
  • For images taken in Charleston, see Negatives SIA2011-0530, SIA2011-0531, SIA2011-0532, SIA2011-0533, SIA2011-0534, SIA2011-0535, SIA2011-0536, SIA2011-0527.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


c. 1935

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Women
  • Architecture
  • Postal service
  • African Americans


  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • South Carolina


  • Exterior
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-0534 and #32335-5

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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