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A Photographic Artist: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of Charleston

The Charleston Museum presents A Photographic Artist: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of Charleston May 14 – November 4.  Morton “Nicky” Brailsford Paine, Jr. photographed the people and events of Charleston for forty years. Arguably one of the most dedicated photographers of the Holy City, Paine recorded the history of the buildings, beaches and people of Charleston from 1900 to his death in 1940. The images in this exhibit are part of the collection purchased by the Museum in 1941 from Nicky’s sister, May Paine. Rescued from their 47 Meeting Street residence after a Category 2 hurricane flooded the basement three days before his death, they include glass plate negatives and prints.