Valdosta Daily Times

July 12, 2013

Readers asked to submit photos for history book

Kay Harris
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — You have the opportunity to be a permanent part of Lowndes County history through the special “Lowndes County Memories, A Pictorial History of Lowndes County: The 1800s-1960s.”

Sponsored by First State Bank and Trust, in collaboration with The Times, and the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum, the book will feature photos from 1860 to 1969, submitted by our readers, the museum and the newspaper.

“We are very excited at this opportunity to showcase our community’s history in a permanent, hardbound book that can be a keepsake and an heirloom for future generations,” said Times Publisher Jeff Masters.

If you want to be included in the book, there are three special scanning sessions next week — 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 ; 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 18; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 20 — all at the Lowndes County Historical Museum at 305 W. Central Ave., downtown.

Although the detour around the bypass begins in front of the museum, Georgia Department of Transportation officials will allow visitors access to the street beside the museum.

All photos contributed must be original prints, no photocopies, from 1860 to 1969, and must be general interest, such as business, industry, public service, rural life, etc., taken in Lowndes County or the immediate area.

Up to 10 photos per family will be accepted.

Each photo must be accompanied by a submission form which can be obtained prior to the scanning sessions at The Times’ office at 201 N. Troup St.