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Architecture -- Southern States


Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South

In the late 1920s, architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston began a privately funded project to document the historic Chatham estate and Old Falmouth, Virginia. After the initial success of this project, she received funding from the Carnegie Corporation to document notable buildings and landscapes throughout the American South. The Corporation required that the negatives be deposited...
John Hensel Photograph Collection

The American South has been documented by legions of photographers and others seeking to capture its unique visual appearance. John LeRoy Hensel came to Columbia, South Carolina from Ohio during World War II as a bomber pilot instructor. He grew quite fond of the region and he returned after the war's conclusion to open a photography business. Over the next few years, he took hundreds of...