Captured on Film #3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published March 28, 1990.
Barbara Popp, left, of Jackson, state president of the Missouri General Federation of Women's Clubs, shares a laugh with Gene Pind, dressed as Minnie Pearl, during a tribute to Popp by the Tuesday Club. Popp is a member of the Scope Club. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Aug. 24, 1972.
A plat and deed are the objects of attention for officers of the Greater Cape Girardeau Development Corp. and Rush H. Limbaugh, right, attorney for Armstrong Cork Co. and Armstrong-Cape Girardeau Inc., during final transactions for the purchase of 29.5 acres of land by the corporation to expand its industrial park tract south of the city. Officers, from left, are Robert B. Hendrix, secretary-treasurer; Stephen E. Strom, vice president, and A.C. Brase, president. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published May 16, 1967.
Charles H. Brune (third from left) membership drive chairman for the Chamber of Commerce, hands out assignments this morning to team leaders. From left they are Vernon A. Auer, Hugh M. McCall, Brune, Jack Kohrumel, Neal C. Edwards, E.C. Younghouse and Dale K. Wuest. Not in the photo is the seventh team leader, Stephen N. Limbaugh. Drive workers sported charcoal blackened eyes, symbolic of the campaign theme, "Fighting for Cape Girardeau." (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 12, 1990.
Sisters Kandy Abner, left, and Cindy Priggel hold their newborn babies Martin Anthony and Timothy Wayne. Both babies were born during the past week at Southeast Missouri Hosptial. The sisters are sharing a room at the hospital. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 4, 1990.
In an attempt to increase student attendance at the Cape Central versus Jackson district championship basketball game Friday night, Central High School student Eric Owens vowed to have his head shaved if classmates turned out. Here, before a cheering crowd of his peers, Owens' head is partially shaved by Matt McClelland during half-time of the game. Central went on to defeat Jackson for the third time this season. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Cape Girardeau police partrolman Brad Moore directs traffic after signals malfunctioned at Broadway and Kingshighway in January, 1978. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Sept. 1, 1972.
Southeast Missouri's Bootheel is a major grower of watermelon, which provided a treat at a break during the annual farm-business tour sponsored Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. Watching agricultural agent John Yount cut a melon are, from left, Philip Kearney, Robert Pitney and Clarence Haertling. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)