Nat Fuller's Feast: The Life and Legacy of an Enslaved Cook in Charleston

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Interactive Map: Nat Fuller's Culinary Landscape

"View of Charleston, S.C.," <em>Illustrated News,</em> 1853, The Charleston Museum Illustrated Newspapers Collection, courtesy of the Charleston Museum Archives.

"View of Charleston, S.C.," Illustrated News, 1853, Charleston Museum Illustrated Newspaper Collection, courtesy of the Charleston Museum Archives. This illustration of antebellum Charleston highlights the area south of Broad Street, which includes the locations of many sites where Nat Fuller was known to have lived and worked.

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This interactive map shows possible sites where Nat Fuller lived and worked as a cook, caterer, and chief marketer of game in Charleston, South Carolina. This map also includes several sites that are relevant to Charleston's nineteenth century culinary history, such as properties owned by free African American cooks, John Lee and Eliza Seymour Lee. Mapping these historic sites provides insight into the significant role that free and enslaved African Americans played in Charleston's culinary industries and networks in the mid-nineteenth century.

Please note that property boundaries in Charleston shifted over time, so many of these map points serve as close approximations. In addition, several historic buildings at the locations featured on the map burned down or were otherwise destroyed during and after the 1860s, so the current buildings were not necessarily standing during Fuller's lifetime.

Map created by Rachel Morse, 2015.