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Confederate Artillery buttons.

Brass Confederate artillery buttons with stylized “A” on forward face and inscription and thread loop on reverse side. Images show the forward and reverse face of the buttons, with buttons in varying conditions following removal from submarine interior, four buttons after cleaning and conservation treatment with forward face showing, and two buttons, one showing forward face and one showing reverse side with eyelet and inscription reading “Halfmann & Taylor, Montgomery”, after cleaning and conservation treatment.”

Artifacts from the Hunley Artifact Collection - Personal Artifacts held by the Friends of the Hunley.

Drayton Hall’s Withdrawing Room: Southern pine floors, hand-carved plaster ceiling, Ionic order, hand-carved mahogany floral swags.

Circa 1738, Drayton Hall has survived the centuries in near-original condition and is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that is open to the public.

(via Southerners have enjoyed figs from their yards for generations - Post and Courier)
Five things NOT older than Drayton Hall: the Declaration of Independence, the cotton gin, hot air balloons, time zones, and of course, the word “selfie.” Can you think of five more? #NOTolderthan1738

Five things NOT older than Drayton Hall: the Declaration of Independence, the cotton gin, hot air balloons, time zones, and of course, the word “selfie.” Can you think of five more? #NOTolderthan1738

Ruins of an outbuilding at Drayton Hall 

Ruins of an outbuilding at Drayton Hall 

Enjoying this beautiful, breezy, and mild (for Charleston) morning at Drayton Hall. 

Enjoying this beautiful, breezy, and mild (for Charleston) morning at Drayton Hall. 

Drayton Hall featured in the New York Times!

(via June 2014 Circa eNewsletter)

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(via June 2014 Circa eNewsletter)

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(via Mystery Watercolor Update « The Drayton Hall Diaries)
(via Museum Focus: Drayton Hall by Staff from Antiques & Fine Art magazine)