Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

July 17, 2013

History photos: One for the book

VALDOSTA — Pictures tell a story. A picture is worth a thousand words. In disasters, it is the loss of family photos that people regret most.

Pictures are windows into history. They are reflections of not only families’ pasts, but communities’ pasts. They tell the stories of us, where we’re from, who we were and who we are.

The Valdosta Daily Times, the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum, and First State Bank and Trust are presenting “Lowndes County Memories, A Pictorial History of Lowndes County: The 1800s-1960s.”

Readers should find a story and photos in today’s editions that explain that this book’s content will be fueled by photos from the community. Photos that you or your neighbors allow us to scan then publish as part of this historical volume.

If you missed the scanning opportunity Tuesday, there are two more chances to include your historic photos in this collection. You may bring your photos to be scanned — meaning you get to take the originals back home with you — 2-5 p.m. Thursday, July 18; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Lowndes County Historical Museum, 305 W. Central Ave.

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.

We hope you will share your historic photos so the community may enjoy them as a part of South Georgia’s history.

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