Pictures of the Past #50
G.D. Fronabarger left the Missourian boxes and boxes of negatives. What he didn't leave were IDs for them. Pictures of the Past features some of Frony's images we've partially identified. We're hoping you can help fill in the blanks. Contact librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you recognize a place or a face. Mystery Galleries may still be viewed on our History Page, http://www.semissourian.com/history/
An "injured" man gets a smiling escort to an ambulance parked in front of the Hotel Marquette.
Sept. 23, 1954 Southeast Missourian.
These 985 persons at the record Trinity Lutheran loyalty gathering Wednesday night at the Arena were served a turkey dinner within a 45-minute period, under direction of Charles Schneider. All persons were seated at once for the unusual dinner, the largest ever held in Cape. Fifty girls did the serving. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
The Trinity Lutheran members and friends gathered to hear the expansion program explained to them by laymen of the church.
Note the tables set up on the raised basketball floor.
State College and Central High School basketball games had always been played at Houck Field House until that building was destroyed by fire in February 1948.
A temporary hardwood basketball floor was brought in to the Arena Building from the former Weingarten, Mo. prisoner of war camp. That floor was 60 feet by 90 feet which was larger than the floor at the field house.
The sashes worn by these ladies identifies them as "princesses" and "ladies in waiting," but we don't know what the event was or who made up this lovely court.
These medical people are working in cramped quarters. Perhaps some kind of mobile medical office?
A group of women prepares to collect funds for the American Cancer Society.
Workers were laying a sewer pipe in this photograph. Unfortunately, there's not enough detail to indicate where the picture was made.
An unidentified worker adjusts a guy wire on a utility pole.