Looking for a Thanksgiving side dish…how about some monster corn?


Just for fun. This photograph comes from the Bryan Family Papers (Collection #96, finding aid). Unfortunately, this photograph is undated, unattributed, and unidentified. But it’s still undeniably unrelenting in its agricultural intrigue.

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3 Responses to Looking for a Thanksgiving side dish…how about some monster corn?

  1. This is a fascinating photograph, so I wandered upstairs to the SHC to look at the original and see if I could discern any clues about it. “Clarke’s Studio, Charleston SC” is embossed on the mount (not shown in the scan). William D. Clarke opened his studio on King Street in Charleston in 1894 and operated it for more than forty years. The street address was not on the mount, so that change in location and/or street number from 265 King Street to 301 in 1897 doesn’t provide any help. From the mount style and the photographic paper, I’d estimate the photograph to be circa the 1910s, but with some wiggle room on either side.

  2. John says:

    Great pic!

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