Photographic prints (circa 1908, circa1940) of Greenville, North Carolina scenes, including a portrait of the Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, a view of the downtown fire station interior, and eleven images of a flooded area on North Greene Street near Dal Cox's Esso filling station. Black & white. Various sizes.
This collection consists of one photo featuring members of Greenville, North Carolina's Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company, one photo documenting an interior view of Greenville, North Carolina's downtown fire station and eleven images depicting flooding in the North Greene Street area of Greenville, North Carolina.
The flooding in Greenville, North Carolina occurred during the summer of 1940. Historically, this flood was not as destructive as other floods in Greenville before or since, and other communities suffered worse damage. The Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company was founded in Greenville in 1903 and is documented as active as late as 1918. Among the members featured in the photograph are prominent figures in Greenville's civic and business history. The first united fire company was established in Greenville in 1902.
Source: Roger Kammerer's "Pitt's Past" Column abstracts http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/ncc/PittPast.cfm
The collection consists of thirteen black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer. The bulk of the photographs document a flooded area near North Greene Street in Greenville, North Carolina (circa 1940). Among the landmarks featured is Dal Cox's Esso service station. Other topics are represented by one photograph. These include the interior of Greenville's downtown fire station (circa 1908) and members of Greenville's Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company (circa 1908). For further details see the container list below.
Gift of James K. Cox
Encoded by Mark Custer, March 31, 2008
Processed by Katie Noble, April 2010
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