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Conversations with a Curator: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of Charleston with Archivist Jennifer McCormick

The Charleston Museum presents Conversations with a Curator: Morton B. Paine’s Shots of Charleston with Archivist Jennifer McCormick June 8. Morton “Nicky” Brailsford Paine, Jr. photographed the people and events of Charleston for 40 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, the works include glass plate negatives and prints.