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Title: Picturesque America; or, The land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country
Year: 1872 (1870s)
Authors: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878, editor Bunce, Oliver Bell, 1828-1890
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Publisher: New York, D. Appleton
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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s thatform into such rich pictures inan old town, these things wouldbe sure to catch his eye anddelight his fancy. In thesesemi-tropical places there are ahundred bits that would be ad-mirable for a sketch in oil orwater colors, that would losetheir value in black and white.It is a pity that divine colorcannot enter into engraving. The search for the pictu-resque that would meet thenecessities of our purpose wasnot expeditious. It is onlyafter walking around a place,and surveying it from differentsituations, that an artist can set-tle upon his point of view. Wewere three days in Charlestonere Mr. Fenn discovered theprospect from St. Michaels bel-fry, and to this the readersattention is solicited. If hedoes not think it very good,we shall be tempted to de-nounce his artistic appreciation.Note the far stretch of sea andthe long, low shores; there isFort Sumter far down thebay, and nearer the famousCastle Pinckney, a fortress thatstands guard in the direct ap-proach to the town. The por-

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A GLIMPSE OF CHARLESTON AND BAY, FROM ST. MICHAELS CHUftCH 26 202 PICTURESQUE AMERICA. tion of the city which this view commands is its most ancient quarter. Many of thebuildings were erected in colonial times, and up to the period of the Revolution thiscomprised nearly the entire city. The chimneys are of a quaint fashion, and the roofs aremostly of grooved red tiles. The wide street to the left of the picture is the CharlestonWall Street, where congregate all the banks and banking-houses, brokers offices, andlaw-offices. Here assemble the merchants and brokers; here are effected those trans-actions in commerce and finance so dear to the heart of the money-making world. Thebuilding at the foot of the street is the ancient custom-house, which, during the recentwar, was rudely hustled by many an irreverent shell, unceremoniously battered by balland petard, and now stands a broken and shattered reminiscence of by-gone belligerency.This structure, which dates back before the independence

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