Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: The City of Greenville in 1958 used talking trash cans to encourage residents to keep streets and sidewalks clean. This one was located near Five Points–the intersection of Fifth Street, Evans Street, and Dickinson Avenue.
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A family works together in 1957 to maintain the appearance of the yard of their home in the College View neighborhood.
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (Manuscript Collection #741) Staff Person: Maury York Description: Hurricane Hazel, a Category 4 storm, hit North Carolina on the morning of October 15, 1954. It cut a wide path of destruction in eastern and central North Carolina before heading up the East Coast to Canada. Hazel caused some 19 [...]
Source: Herman H. Duncan Collection #921 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: This photograph of the 1922 Greenville High School (Greenville, North Carolina) Baseball Team was used in the Greenville High School 1922 yearbook “The Tau.” Kneeling team members from left to right are identified as Richard Williams, Wesley Harvey, Douglas West, Frank Harrington, Berry [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741) Staff Person: Maury York Description: This view of the Blount-Harvey department store, located on the northwest corner of Evans and Fourth Streets in downtown Greenville, was taken in 1956. The store, which moved to this building in 1923, featured a wide variety of clothing and dry goods. An extensive [...]
Source: Junius D. Grimes Papers (#571) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Take a step back in time to 1914 Greenville, N. C., in this C. E. Weaver Series, “Illustrated Cities”, by Central Publishing Co., Inc., in Richmond, Virginia. Greenville was growing and changing: The Center Brick Warehouse was selling Bright Leaf Tobacco (93,762 pounds avg. [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A photographer for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, N.C., captured this view in December 1958 of a man removing snow from the marquee of the State Theatre on West Fifth Street. Note the State Bank Building, a four-story, triangular building, at right.
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection #741.33.b.4 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: In Greenville, N.C., before the era of quick electronic vote tabulations for election results, people used to wait outside the Daily Reflector office and watch as vote tallies were posted and updated on the tally board. This June 1964 photograph shows the vote tally being adjusted while citizens [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection #741 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: According to NOAA, Hurricane Donna is the only hurricane on record to produce hurricane-force winds along the entire Atlantic Coast of the U.S. The 1960 hurricane reached Eastern North Carolina on September 11th when it made landfall at Topsail Island. Although the Outer Banks [...]
Source: The Daily Reflector Image Collection, Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: The “cat’s eye” marble reflector was invented in 1933 by Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_eye_(road)