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Charleston 1742


Courtesy of the South Carolina Historical Society

In Charleston 1742, the city has grown into a bustling trading center. The ships at sail are larger and more dynamic, reflecting the increasing variety of cargo during this decade. The waters of the Cooper River are drawn more actively. The maritime scene virtually dominates the city, reflecting the community's economic preoccupation with trade. And the ships' sails are shown filled with favorable winds, hinting at the presupposition of progress.