Thursday, May 15, 2014

On this day in local history

May 15, 1914
On the back of this photograph is written: "Jessie speaking for Cora, Ruth Remley, Edith Douglas & Brownie." Who were these girls, and how did we get this picture?

The Reference and Local History Department was loaned a family scrapbook by Walter Terry several years ago for scanning. This scrapbook proved to be an invaluable historical record of the Busenbark family during several decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Of the scrapbook's 600 photographs, 141 images were added to our image database; most photographs are from Montgomery County, near Whitesville, and show the family in everyday activities. You can look at a photocopy of the entire scrapbook in CDPL Local History.

In this photo, Jessie Busenbark is standing on the tree stump on which the girls play teeter-totter as seen in picture 20110815-1026. Jessie (Busenbark) Foster and Cora (Busenbark) Terry were friends.

You can see the rest of the photos that we gave scanned from this scrapbook on our image database.

Even if you can't donate an item to us, we can still scan or photograph almost anything -- because our mission is to preserve the heritage of Montgomery County! Talk to us. We are interested in what you have to say!

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