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St michael s church  charleston  sc 1 1
St michael s church  charleston  sc 1 1

MINT Antique, 1900 Detroit Photographic, Undivided Postcard,

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We are proud to be able to offer for your consideration this Hard to find mint condition, antique postcard made in 1900 by Detroit Photographic Co. of St. Michael's Church in Historic Charleston, SC. The Detroit Publishing Co. was in business from the 1880รขs until 1936. They produced postcards on a great variety of subjects but they are best known for their view-cards. The quality of their cards are considered some of the finest produced in America. They also printed many contract cards whose numbers increased as ordinary sales began to fall. Many of their views found on postcards were also produced as larger sized prints. Detroit went into receivership in 1924 but printed contract cards until 1932. The look of these cards changed over the years as the phostint technique was secretly perfected. All their cards were printed in Detroit except for a rare few from Austria and Switzerland. St. Michael's Church was built between 1751 and 1761. The walls are of brick that was stuccoed over and painted white. The two-story portico facing Broad Street was the first of its size in colonial America and features Tuscan columns. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960,and it was included in the first promulgation of the National Register in 1966. Buried in the Church Graveyard are such notables as, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Colonel in the Continental Army, member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Minister to France, Federalist candidate for Vice President, and later candidate for President of the United States in 1804 and 1808. Also, John Rutledge, Governor of South Carolina, member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution, and later, Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. Also revolutionary War General, Mordecai Gist is interred there and Civil war Colonel and namesake for Battery Wagner, Thomas M. Wagner. The front of this card features a white border with a larger border at the bottom for a brief message. The view of the church is amazingly detailed and the colors are stunningly vivid and clear. the top left border bears the copyright, 1900, by Detroit Photographic Co. and the bottom center bears the Detroit Photographic ware number, 5770, followed by the caption, St. Michael's Church, Charleston, S.C.". The back is an undivided back postcard with only the address intended to be written. This card is in impeccable MINT condition with absolutely NO flaws whatsoever. This card seems to have been "stuck" between two others which preserved it in such pristine condition. It is rare to find a postcard of this age in such wonderful mint condition and at this price it is a steal.
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