Captured on Film #2
G.D. Fronabarger was the Southeast Missourian's first photographer, beginning in 1932. Numerous men and women have followed in his footsteps, recording Cape Girardeau's history one image at a time on film. Our latest historic photo galleries -- "Captured on Film" -- feature the talents of these photogs before the age of digital cameras. The galleries that made up "Pictures of the Past" and "Mystery Galleries" may be found at www.semissourian.com/history/. Comments or questions about these photos should be sent to librarian Sharon Sanders at email@example.com.
Published March 11, 1990.
Dr. Karen Bangert holds a piglet at a farm near Gordonville. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published May 31, 1978.
Cape West Merchants presented a "Plan for Progress" Tuesday night at a membership dinner at the Holiday Inn. Theme for the meeting, which approximately 60 persons attended, was "Shop It. You'll Like It." Glenn Reeves, president of Cape Merchants Association, gave a presentation on Cape Girardeau and its growth from 1977-1980. Discussing the plans here are, from left, Rodney Bridges of Garber's Men's Wear, Reeves of Sears Roebuck and Co., and Mrs. Judy Wilferth of Children's Bazaar. (Southeast Missourian archive photo by Phil Nash)
Published Aug. 20, 1966.
A mashed car door and camping goods litter Highway 61 two miles north of the Oak Ridge intersection after a five-vehicle traffic accident Friday afternoon. A long house trailer, not in photo, was slightly damaged and four cars were smashed in the accident. The camping equipment strewn over the highway and shoulder was being pulled by the last car in line. It was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Wylie E. Files of Festus, en route to Alabama on vacation. Three people were slightly hurt and were taken to a doctor's office in Jackson. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 12, 1966.
Cape Girardeau County went two months and 10 days into 1966 before it recorded its first highway traffic fatality. Here Coroner Don Kremer placed the figure "1" in the fatality slot on the big accident board he maintains on his lawn on Highway 61 North. Watching is Sgt. Glenn W. Lampley, zone commander of the State Highway Patrol. While the fatality figure stands at one, the others on the board show the toll taken by accidents in number and in injuries in the county and city.
Published Feb. 9, 1990.
Don Greenwood, left, paints a design of an Indian coup stick on a 14-foot Indian tipi, erected inside the Show Me Center for the Longhorn Rodeo this weekend. Watching him is Warren Masterson, adviser of Explorer Post 1825. In a salute to the American Indian, the tipi is being painted at different rodeo locations. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1958.
What the well-dressed National Guardsmen wear when they head for camp. This picture was made just before the guardsmen boarded the train Saturday for Camp Ripley, Minn., and shows them in full uniform with packs. From the left are Capt. R.T. Roth, Pvt. Norman Glastetter, Pvt. Danny Moore and SP-2 Charles Schott. (G.D. Fronabarger ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Feb. 20, 1990.
Dr. Kala M. Stroup, a candidate for president of Southeast Missouri State University, answers questions Monday at the University Center. Dr. Al Robertson, left, chairman of the Faculty Senate, introduced Dr. Stroup. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)