Jimmy Carter in Wilson on August, 1978 talking to former WCPL director Josie Tomlinson while Governor Jim Hunt looks on. This photo was made by the official White House Photographer and given to our library.
This years Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival starts on April 9th and goes through July 16th.
During my after-lunch constitutionals on Nash Street, downtown, I have gazed on some spectacular display window-sized photos for the festival from all over the world, making Wilson look quite cosmopolitan. But you don’t have to go alone and uncurated, for artistic director, Jerome DePerlinghi, will be leading many walking tours during the several months of the festival.
A patron came by yesterday with a photograph of a group of students at Noble’s Chapel. Her great grandfather, named James Willard Williams, is in the picture. She told me that he was born in 1909 which led to the 1918 date of the image. The patron didn’t have much information on the Chapel, but I found an image in our collection of the outside of the building, which is now, supposedly, no longer standing.
There are tons of new images on our Flickr page as Johnny the intern (which is what he prefers to be called) is flying through the history vertical files and has already finished the veteran files.
So what are you waiting for? Click here.