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Columbia Historical Photos (1865-1918) — Columbia, South Carolina

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These were pictures the Security Federal Savings and Loan Association had for their customers. The Savings and Loan is out of business today. Thanks to John Howell of Columbia for sharing these historical photos with us. John writes: “My mother obtained them in the late 1960s.”

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5 Comments about Columbia Historical Photos (1865-1918)

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
May 15th, 2018 at 1:22 am

Hi Kathy, we do not have an archive of historic images outside of what is posted unfortunately, but we did do a search using That website searches through various archives in the state (that participate) and we did see some of Columbia in the snow in that timeframe, hopefully one of these can help! Here is a direct link with wording we used for the search:

Kathy Morrell NewmanNo Gravatar says:
May 14th, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Do you know of a photo of snow in the 1890’s. I am writing an article for The Columbia Star, part of which includes my grandmother’s comments comments re: snow in her diary, 1890-95. Would love to find one to use with story. Thank you, Kathy

Bobby Reed says:
August 7th, 2015 at 11:57 am

My great grandfather was a master chef at the Columbia Hotel but I can't find any photos of him and the other staff (cooks). Are thee any other archives that are available that may have photos of him?

John HowellNo Gravatar says:
January 23rd, 2014 at 6:53 pm

These photos were obtained by my mother in the late 1960s.

Pat MostynNo Gravatar says:
January 17th, 2014 at 11:55 am

I recently came upon a partial set of these photo reproductions – they have small numbers in the lower left corner. Any idea when the set was issued through the Savings and Loan?


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