The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

July 25, 2009

In History: APL launches photo site on Web

The Anderson Public Library has a new photo gallery. You won’t find it on any of the library’s three floors, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy visiting it and your feet won’t hurt when you’re done.

Welcome to Picturing Madison County, the library’s online collection of 489 Madison County images. To create this exhibit, library staff scanned the postcards, pictures and negatives that we have collected during the last 30 years.

Each picture has identifying text which gives you some information about the subject and (when it could be determined) a little of its history.

The oldest picture in the collection is a photograph of the 1890 student body of Anderson High School. A 1903 photograph of Madison County schoolchildren creating a Living Flag on bleachers set up in Courthouse Square recalls a famous event in Madison County history.

There is a fine collection of photographic postcards of the 1913 flood showing Anderson’s Main Street, Ninth Street bridge and Athletic Park besieged by the swollen White River. There are photographs of Amelia Earhart and James Whitcomb Riley taken while they were visiting Anderson.

There are two 1910 vintage Remy Electric Company advertising postcards praising the amazing reliability of the Remy magneto. There is a three-picture sequence showing the raising of the Warner Auditorium room in 1961. There are pictures of 15 high school sports teams (including Anderson High School’s first state championship team), 44 schools, 39 churches and 40 factories as well as parks, businesses and street scenes.

Half the images that make up this collection are photographs taken by Norm Cook.

Cook was a longtime Anderson resident who was the most prominent local commercial photographer in the area in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. He specialized in real estate, business and aerial photography and Madison County was his subject. Many of the pictures of historic Anderson that appear in books and in the newspaper were taken by him.

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