The Humours Of Folly Beach South Carolina Photographs by Frank Melvin Braden Words by Ellie Maas Davis Foreword by Marjory Wentworth The Humours Of Folly



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Frank M. Braden
Ellie Maas Davis







“Since nothing captures the spirit of a place like a book of photographs and words,
one hopes that The Humours of Folly will be picked up and savored…”

— Marjorie Wentworth, South Carolina Poet Laureate (and fan of Folly Beach, SC.)


Folly Beach South Carolina long ago cast her spell on renowned photographer, Frank Melvin Braden. His lifelong love affair with this charming island community is evident in his intimate images that capture still lifes, portraits, and Folly Beach landmarks as only one with an intimate knowledge of a place and its people can do.

More than 200 photographs are expertly paired with the lyrical and informative prose of Charleston-based writer Ellie Maas Davis to provide a thoroughly descriptive tour of Folly Beach that’s akin to taking a vicarious stroll along the beaches, residential areas, and public places that define its playful spirit.

Feel the sand between your toes. Smell the salty breeze tinged with coconut-scented suntan oil. Hear the stomping and shuffling of feet dancing to the rhythm of the Carolina Shag on the wooden planks of a pier that extends 1,045’ into Atlantic and stands 23’ above sea level. The Humours of Folly brings the singularly unique experience of Folly Beach vividly to life. It’s certain to put a smile on your face and leave an impression in your heart that this is a place worth seeing for yourself to create your own vacation memories.

For those of you who have already been to Folly Beach or who have the fortune of calling it home year ‘round, The Humours of Folly makes a great memento of carefree summers spent on this beloved barrier island populated by throngs of eccentric, fun-loving, non-conformists.



The Humours Of Folly Beach South Carolina

A great gift for beach and book lovers alike!

The Humours of Folly; photographs by Frank Melvin Braden, words by Ellie Maas Davis, foreword by Marjory Wentworth; Joggling Board Press

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