All the eleven years of newspaper issues with Pictorials are now on the SmallTownNewspapers platform.
In 2019, Karl and Barb Keck, local owners of Whistle Stop Antiques, in the same building the newspaper used to occupy, gave the Society 1,400 envelopes containing more than 6000 negatives. Most of the images were from the Pictorial section. Most did not have a date or subject notation, just an envelope number. A process was developed to provide that important historical context.
Each negative has been converted into a digital image and volunteers are now matching each to the Pictorial and newspaper issue it was used in.
The images and contextual information are accessed through this portal.
For every crisp, clean Pictorial image, Searchers and researchers will find the Pictorial and the newspaper issue and article it relates to. it is the history we all would want to find when we go looking for history.