Laura Bragg and the Charleston Museum

  • Louise Anderson Allen


At the end of Gone with the Wind, Rhett told Scarlett that he was returning to Charleston, where there was a little bit of charm and grace left in the world. Forty years later, novelist Henry James saw the city as “a place of ruins and widows—of gardens and absolutely of no men—or of so few that, save for the general sweetness, the War might still have been raging and all the manhood at the front.” Should either man have sailed into Charleston Harbor with Laura Bragg in September of 1909, he would have found the city little changed, for although it possessed some grace and charm, there was little else of appeal.1


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