Foreword: The Lowcountry has an unyielding respect for the past. We tell and retell our history because we love hearing it, we enjoy sharing it, and most important, we want to ensure it is never forgotten. Our pride emanates from the sturdy brick and mortar of our forts, the colorful legacy of our seaports, the graceful beauty of our plantations and the steamy tales of yesteryear told on piazzas overlooking rivers and moss-draped oaks.
Our history is steeped in building, and in some cases rebuilding, our lives many times over. We in the lowcountry respect our diverse ancestry and celebrate our abundant coastal blessings. In the pages of "Our Charleston Lowcountry Photos, People and Places" (Vol. III), you'll learn about our lives through family photos gathered from treasured collections that have been passed down for generations.
This book is a photographic glimpse of the lowcountry life from the 1800s to the 1970s. We know you will enjoy it and agree that this place and her people merit our heartfelt reverence.
Robie Scott, Editor