The images below were taken by the great LIFE magazine photographer Walter Sanders. He was born in Germany but left in 1933 when Hitler came to power, and was employed with LIFE from 1944 to 1961. He died in his home in Munich, Germany. Walter, according to Life Photographer Carl Mydans, played a major role in the making of Life Magazine. He also visited Edisto Island and took these photographs.
I am researching The Hutchinsons of Edisto, and hoping to find more details about the family history. Many of you are familiar with my paintings of this evocative place. My job as an artist is to tell the untold story that I feel as I walk the land. These are stories I hear in the air, which I tried to capture in this painting I call Blue House. If you have family history of the Hutchinson family, or neighboring families of freedman, I invite you to comment or find me. The Hutchinson House on Point of Pines Road, is hopefully being preserved now, by the Edisto Island Open Land Trust, and it will stand, God Willing, to tell the honest truth.
good luck in your research,Charlotte! thankfully we live in the time of the internet,which is where i found so much Hutson history!
Thanks, cousin Michael! It is more challenging in the black culture, however.
Hi there. What would you like to know? My grandfather just sold the property. I know the history of the home and I’m here to Keep my family’s history alive
Evita! I would love a conversation about a few things. Would you email me? firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much for responding! Charlotte
Hi. I’m glad Evita left a comment, because only comments come to my feed, not your posts themselves. No idea what is wrong…. but anyway, lovely post. I’m happy to follow your thoughts, your facts, your artistic creations.
Hi, Charlotte,I agree with Kim. Your blog is fascinating and I look forward to your artistic creations and thoughts. I feel blessed to have met you and your Mom. You have a beautiful spirit.