Horseshoe, South Carolina College

Unframed: $500
Framed: $750

By C.B. Graham

This limited edition print of “The Horseshoe, South Carolina College” is printed on premium pure cotton paper. This antebellum historic and important engraving captures the history and heart of The University of South Carolina.

The Horseshoe, now on the National Register of Historic Places, began its life as the original campus of the South Carolina College, founded in 1801. Eventually ten buildings were constructed and used for classrooms, lecture halls, and faculty and student housing. Nine of those buildings still stand today. They make up the historic Horseshoe of the University of South Carolina.

As a unit, the buildings were described by the distinguished historian Charles A. Beard in 1940 as comprising one of the loveliest and most charming campuses in the nation.

The oldest of the Horseshoe buildings is Rutledge College, built in 1805. All are notable, though, with South Caroliniana Library being perhaps the most recognizable, with its enormous white columned front. It was the very first free-standing academic library in the nation when it was completed in 1840. During the Civil War, some of the buildings were used as a hospital, a prison, and military headquarters.

In 1850, lithographer Curtis Burr Graham captured the South Carolina College with all ten buildings in place. The work depicts the serenely beautiful Horseshoe in its infancy.

ARTIST:  C.B. Graham (1814-1890)

PRINTER: E.Dovilliers

YEAR: Circa 1850

TITLE: The Horseshoe, South Carolina College

IMAGE SIZE:  14 ¾ x 21 ¾ in. (37.5 x 55 cm.)

FRAMED SIZE: 30 x 37 in. (76 x 94 cm.)

PAPER: Hahnemühle Photo Rag (pure cotton)

MEDIUM: Giclee, Works on Paper

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