Henry O. Nichols Photography Collection


Housed in the Archives of the Chester County Historical Society, the Henry O. Nichols collection contains an estimated 250,000(+) images taken by Mr. Nichols (1900–1991) over a span of 79 years (1911–1990). The Collection depicts images of everyday life, from birth to death, in and around Chester County, South Carolina as well as examples of Mr. Nichols’s skill at “trick photography.” Portraits, historic homes, buildings, business & industry, agriculture, commerce, railroads, cars, education, and more are included in this large and comprehensive collection.