Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an artist of Charleston’s Renaissance. Born in Charleston in 1876, she was the daughter of historian, Daniel Elliot Huger Smith (better known as D.E.H. Smith)  with whom she collaborated on several publications. Smith also illustrated for several Charleston authors including Herbert Ravenel Sass and Elizabeth Allston Pringle, in addition to publishing her own book, A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties. She is perhaps most well know for her scenic landscapes. These watercolors are all botanicals and were donated to the Charleston Museum in 1916 by the artist.

  1. Coral Vine/Queen’s Necklace/Leptopus/Chain of Fire/Cadena
  2. White Ageratum
  3. Flowering Dogwood/Cornus Florida
  4. Cotton plant
  5. Gentian
  6. Morning Glory
  7. Aster
  8. Pitcher Plant
  9. Cattail Reed
  10. Goldenrod/Solidago

EPHEMERA FRIDAY: Each Friday we post a selection or small collection from our Archives. Some items may be on exhibit, some may be too fragile to display and some may be too unusual to fit into our typical Lowcountry exhibit themes. We will occasionally ask for help identifying people or places in photographs that have come to us with little or no information. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on EPHEMERA FRIDAY.