Captured on Film #77
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 email@example.com.
Published Nov. 19, 1989.
Hank Mellone, owner of Eggimann Feed, 514 Independence St., watched as pecans fed through his new pecan "nutcracker." Mellone said the pecan crop was down that year, but he was still getting plenty of requests for nut-cracking jobs. Snuggs, Mellone's dog, waited for a sample from one of the cracked pecans. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec. 1, 1986.
Carol Miller, cashier for the city of Cape Girardeau, sold some of the taxi cab coupon books which went on sale the first working day of every month. The 700 booklets were typically sold out before noon on the first day, with long lines waiting for the doors to open at city hall. Most were purchased by senior citizens and handicapped persons. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published March 16, 1966.
About 495 residents of Cape Girardeau purchased city vehicle licenses Tuesday in a last-minute rush to purchase the stickers before the deadline. The accompanying picture shows a sprinkling of the late purchasers 15 minutes before the clerk's office closed. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Sept 19, 1976.
Surrounded by a crowd of sign-carrying supporters, Gov. Christopher S. Bond paid a brief visit late Saturday to the Southeast Missouri District Fair. The fair closed Saturday night after a spectacular one-week stand which attracted a record number of people. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Nov. 26, 1968.
School and city officials met jointly to consider mutual problems. At far right, Robert J. Stiegemeyer, a Board of Education member, made a point as the others listened and jotted down notes. From Stiegemeyer's left around the tables clockwise, the other officials were City Manager Paul F. Frederick, Mayor A. Robert Pierce Jr., Councilman Stephen Strom, Hal B. Lehman, school business manager; Vince Raddle, director of elementary education; Mary Kasten, board member; Jack Kramer, board member; Gene Huckstep, board member; Carl Meyer, board member; Joseph J. Russell, president of the Board of Education; Supt. of Schools Charles E. House, and Councilman J. Hugh Logan. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 2, 1987.
Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce President Robert Hendrix, left, and motel and restaurant operator Jim Drury addressed the City Council. The two successfully argued for placing a gross receipts tax "sunset" provision on the August 1987 ballot. (Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Sept. 29, 1989.
These salvage workers at the old Florsheim Shoe factory on North Main Street scraped the old mortar off of the bricks. From left were Isabell Perry, Regina Armstrong and Lisa Osment. The old bricks had been sold and were to be reused. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)