Vanishing Cobb Picture Project Presented
Yesterday we took my mother-in-law to the Vanishing Cobb Picture presentation at the Marietta History Museum. I didn't count heads as I sometimes do, but it looked like twenty to thirty people showed up.
We took her because number one it is interesting and you get to know about your county.
And number two because she lent the museum over 100 pictures to be scanned and I lent them about 80. Between both of us we contributed over 200 pictures to the Vanishing Cobb Project.
The Curator Amy Reed said so far they have received over 1,000 pictures. On a computer slide-show format she showed to the audience probably sixty or so. Amy did an excellent job explaining details of certain pictures, how to figure out the time frame, digital pictures vs the old fashion Kodak kind. She knew all about preserving photographs and how to get the most information out of them.
Four of the pictures are some we lent them:
Top photo: The Ferry is Roger’s Ferry with Buck Jones with his mule taking a ride over the Chattahoochee River.
The funeral of the baby with the siblings standing around – the oldest girl is my mother-in-law, now 89 years old
The mother holding a kid with her daughter beside her… I’m the one being held by my Mama and my sister is on the ground. The yard is in the Clay Homes in about 1944. The building in the background is a vocational training building to teach home coming soldiers a trade. I don’t know who the little boy is standing. I thought about taking a bow.
The kid with the goat is my mother-in-law’s first cousin, Charles Loy Foster.
The museum has four or five big volumes of these pictures in Thumbnail size that you are welcome to look at. If you want one I’m sure they will be happy to print it off for you – for a fee.