Captured on Film #39
Captured on Film galleries feature Southeast Missourian photographs taken mainly in the 1960s through the 1990s, before the age of digital photography. Comments or questions about these images should be directed to librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Oct. 9, 1990.
Alma Schrader first-grade students Lauren Hirschburg, Christy Hey and Sarah Slaten prepared for a lofty ride with art teacher Sharon Williams and fireman Mike Morgan on the Cape Girardeau Fire Department's aerial ladder truck platform. Students at all Cape Girardeau public and private schools participated in fire drills as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Poster contest winners received prizes and a ride in the fire truck. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Sept. 27, 1990.
Chaffee, Missouri, police chief Ivan McLain pointed to a portion of a 15-foot-long crack in the rear wall of City Hall, which resulted from a 4.6 magnitude earthquake. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 14, 1990.
The Crimson Duke, with its 35-barge tow, made its way up the Mississippi River under the old traffic bridge at Cape Girardeau. The river measured 20.2 feet on the gauge at Cape Girardeau. Above-average rainfall in the upper Midwest had improved navigation conditions on the river compared to a year earlier. But the river, without additional substantial rainfall, was expected to fall below 10 feet by early September 1990. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec. 23, 1990.
Clara Schafer, age 75, stitched quilt tops at her sewing machine for St. Mary Cathedral Council of Catholic Women's lap blanket and baby quilt project. Schafer stitched over 100 quilt tops for the group. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 20, 1970.
Superintendent Jesse A. Holmes of the Illmo-Scott City school system made adjustments to a new school clock. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Sept. 23, 1990.
Summer Raines, 3, of Cape Girardeau enjoyed a ride on this whirling swing at the 53rd annual East Perry County Fair in Altenburg, Missouri. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 28, 1989.
Sister Mary Ann Fisher, right, principal of Notre Dame High School, congratulated Sister Augusta Warning upon her retirement from the school. After teaching 65 years, 19 of which were spent at Notre Dame, the 87-year-old teacher decided to leave the classroom. Students and faculty honored Warning with an award. (David Johnson ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)