Mystery Photo

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this portrait today?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this portrait today?

If you’ve been around South Carolina politics for a little while, you probably know the identity of the man painted in this portrait.  That’s not the information we’re seeking with this mystery.  Rather, we want to know where the portrait is located.  For bonus points, where was it, say, three years ago and why did it move?  Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Hats off to all who correctly guessed last week’s mystery as being a photo of a statue of S.C.-born President Andrew Jackson at Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster.  “Andrew Jackson, A Boy of the Waxhaws” was sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, who is known for her grand sculpture collection at Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Large bronze statue

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Large bronze statue

Here’s a large bronze statue, but where is it and who is it?  Bonus points:  Why sculpted it?  Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., proved his mettle and deserves a medal or something better for tracking down the location of Chuck Boyd’s mystery photo of a hand-lettered reward notice painted on the side of a trailer. Graf was the only person to correctly identify the location as being on Old Gilliard Road near Holly Hill off S.C. Highway 176.

MYSTERY: Reward

MYSTERY: Reward

This one will be tough.  Avid reader Chuck Boyd of Hanahan sent along this photo captured somewhere in the Lowcountry.  It’s not the message boat that used to be at Folly Beach, but using a trailer to display a message certainly got Boyd’s attention.  Where is it?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  More columns

MYSTERY PHOTO:  More columns

Here’s a building that could have been in the news recently (if so, why?)  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

Last week’s church photo, sent in by reader Don Clark of Hartsville, wasn’t a mystery to several alert readers.  They knew it to be the Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, a beautiful Green Revival building near Mayesville in Sumter County.  Last month, three males and a female from 18 to 20 were arrested after satanic symbols and messages were spray painted on the church in late September.

MYSTERY PHOTO: Another old church

MYSTERY PHOTO: Another old church

Staff reports  |  With last week’s church being such a popular mystery for readers, we thought we’d feature another old church this week that was shared by a reader.  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

In the last issue, our weekly Mystery Photo was of an old church, a photo taken by writer John Clark of Columbia.  He shared that it was part of his book, Scenic Driving South Carolina.  He said the photo showed “The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles at 1706 Hagood Avenue, Barnwell. …

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Old wooden church

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Old wooden church

It’s pretty obvious that this is an old church.  But where is it?  For bonus points, what historical significance does it have?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

Last week’s Mystery Photo highlighted the mountains in South Carolina at Caesars head State Park in a photo offered by DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.  Lots of people were familiar with the location, as evidenced by the broad geographic diversity among those who correctly identified the photo.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Great fall view

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Great fall view

Boy, is this an out-of-this-world view, or what? But where is the guy in the picture standing?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

–> Remember:  You can send us a Mystery Photo to stump our readers.  Send to: feedback@statehousereport.com — and don’t forget to tell us what and where the photo illustrates!

The most recent mystery photo, “Family time” by correspondent Lindsay Street, was a little tricky. It was the Cypress Methodist Camp Meeting, held last week in Ridgeville.  It’s not to be confused with another nearby historic camp meeting that is held annually in Indian Field in St. George.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Family time

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Family time

This week’s mystery photo, snapped by correspondent Lindsay Street, was taken this week in South Carolina.  That’s the only clue you’ll get.  Where is it and what’s it all about?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.