by Douglas W. Bostick & Daniel J. Crooks, Jr.
On the Eve of the Charleston Renaissance: The George W. Johnson Photographs reveals an incredible collection of black-and-white images taken by an unheralded turn-of-the-20th-century photographer, images that capture Charleston when she is coming into her own a half-century after the Civil War.
Johnson was a harbinger of the great Charleston renaissance. His visual chronicle of the life of turn-of-the-century Charleston helped set the stage for the writers and artists who spirited the artistic renaissance, marking the restoration of Charleston as a cultural Mecca.
Douglas Bostick is a sleuth of an historian who has spent more than two decades actively collecting and piecing together histories of the South. He is the author of three books and has written numerous articles that have appeared in historical journals, magazines and national newsletters.