Monument to Defenders of Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

ID: SIA2011-0537 and #32335-2

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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Summary

Monument to Confederate Defenders of Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina, stands at the southern tip of Charleston's peninsula in the southeast corner of White Point Garden.

Subject

  • MacNeil, Hermon Atkins 1866-1947
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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).
  • The statue was erected in 1932 by Charleston Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. The artist was Hermon A. MacNeil, 1866-1947, sculptor. The statue shows a left hand pointing towards the sea to the enemy, and the shield bears the South Carolina state seal.
  • For images taken in Charleston, see Negatives SIA2011-0530, SIA2011-0531, SIA2011-0532, SIA2011-0533, SIA2011-0534,
  • See Negative Numbers SIA2011-0538, SIA2011-0538, SIA2011-0539, SIA2011-0540, SIA2011-0739, SIA2011-0740, SIA2011-0745 for other photographs that Tolman took while on the train to Charleston, South Carolina.

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • c. 1935
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Memorials
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Monuments
  • Historic sites
  • Public sculpture
  • Statues
  • History

Place

  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
  • United States
  • South Carolina

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Photographic print
  • Statue

ID Number

SIA2011-0537 and #32335-2

Physical description

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

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