Captured on Film #7
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 March 29, 1988.
"Transportation on the River" was the theme of the 85-foot long, 10-foot high mural that Jackson artist Craig Thomas painted on the walls of Washington School in Cape Girardeau. The mural, which was a view of Cape Girardeau including several boats on the Mississippi and the river bridge, was funded through the elementary school's PTA and Centerre Bank, Washington School's Adopt-A-School partner. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Feb. 10, 1989.
Mary Ann Lewis' first grade class at May Greene School rehearsed a ballad of Martin Luther King Jr., while school principal Sam Jarrell accompanied them on the banjo. The students sang as part of an all-school project in observance of Black History Month. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published April 18, 1973.
Dr. A.R. Meyer, right, president of the Chamber of Commerce, reached to shake hands with his predecessor, Clarence Lee Shirrell, at the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Arena. Gov. Christopher S. Bond applauded the ceremonial changing of office. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 17, 1988.
Missouri Secretary of State Roy Blunt visited students at Washington Elementary School in Cape Girardeau to discuss the history of the state flag and to get support from school children in raising funds to restore the original state flag. The original flag, which was made in Cape Girardeau, had deteriorated over its 75 years. Pictured, Washington School sixth grade students Erik Bennes and Rachelle Emmons held a Missouri flag while Blunt asked students questions about it. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published Sept. 27, 1989.
Cape Girardeau Mayor Gene Rhodes was the guest speaker at Jefferson School as part of the school's Reading Week program. About 330 students gathered in the playground to listen to the mayor read a short book. Community leaders visited the schools this week to read different books to the students to promote reading. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 29, 1978.
Incoming and outgoing officers of the Cape Girardeau Metro Association got together after the group's dinner-meeting. From left were J. Ronald Fischer, Fischer's Food Stores, outgoing president; Darrel Schweitzer, Montgomery Ward, president elect; and Jack Koopman, Osco's president. Also elected Tuesday night were Robert E. Lamkin, Buckner-Ragsdale, secretary; Richard Sher, The Place and Rich's Britches, treasurer; and Paul L. Ebaugh, First National Bank, and Bill Reynolds, Oglanders, to the board of directors. The association was composed of downtown and Broadway businesses. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)
Published March 6, 1990.
Former Mayor Howard C. Tooke, left, voiced opposition to a rezoning request at a City Council meeting. At right was Dan Overbey, of Drury Development Corp., which was seeking the zoning change for property at the corner of Silver Springs and Bloomfield roads. The council referred the matter back to the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Southeast Missourian archive photo)