Robbers Row, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Object Number: 
1945.580.71
Date: 
c. 1862-1865
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 24.4 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: " 'Robbers Row' [crossed out 'Sutters Row'] Hilton Head S.C."
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. The area surrounding Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island, in what now is Port Royal Plantation, became a thriving port. Its main street, known as "Robbers Row," boasted three hotels with reputations for quality that reportedly rivaled that of similar establishments at Newport, Rhode Island. Elaborate meals could be obtained at several saloons.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group