E. Economic Activity in South Carolina

The ways in which South Carolinians have earned their livings, enriched themselves and the state, and provided essential goods and services to each other, the region, and the nation have varied over time and place, and are becoming increasingly diverse. The images collected together in this category do not make up the whole story. Users of this collection are urged to look also at the following section on transportation, and to use the search function for additional images that illustrate the agriculture, commerce and industry of South Carolina.

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Charcoal Burners | History of SC Slide Collection
Charcoal Burners | History of SC Slide Collection

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Charcoal burners, near the Francis Marion National Forest. The photograph of the charcoal operation of Mr. J.W. Litchfield near the Rotten Egg Savannah Road, "shows practically the complete operation...
Chickens | History of SC Slide Collection
Chickens | History of SC Slide Collection

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Flocks of chickens provided an important source of meat protein, and possibly income, for this family in Lancaster. October 14, 1941 photo by L.W. Riley. Courtesy of the Clemson University Libraries.
Samuel George | History Of SC Slide Collection
Samuel George | History Of SC Slide Collection

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The calendar on the wall of this office identifies the year as 1904. Samuel George, seated in the center, operated a number of businesses out of his Lexington County office. Note the old-fashioned...