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Item Number: S C
Publisher / Author: Safe Harbor Books
ISBN: 978-0-9798226-0-5
Portrait of a North Carolina House

Photographs by Elizabeth Matheson
Afterward by Catherine Bishir

Shell Castle, a late eighteenth-century plantation house in Halifax County, North Carolina, remained in the same family for two centuries. This book documents the plantation during the final days of Charles Whitaker, the last member of the family who built it. Additional photographs evidence the harm done by new owners. The text and photographs are complemented by Catherine Bishir’s essay, which places Shell Castle and its inhabitants in their social and historical context.

“I never photograph anything I don’t think is beautiful. Shell Castle is the most soulfully beautiful place I’ve ever seen.” —E.M.


Elizabeth Matheson is a native of Hillsborough, North Carolina. Her elegant photographs have been widely exhibited. In 2004 she received the North Carolina award for Excellence in the Arts.


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