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Mecklenburg Image Collection

Librarian at Carnegie Library

Librarian posing by a book truck in the old Carnegie Library, which was the first public library in Charlotte. It opened in 1903.

Physical Description: 8x10 black and white glossy.


Daniel A. Tompkins

Daniel Augustus Tompkins was a textile industralist and owner of the Charlotte Observer.

Physical Description: 5x7


Baird's School

Photograph of Baird School for Boys on North Poplar Street was taken in May of 1921. The boys are as follows:First Row: bottom Jack Paschal, Frank Davidson, Sam Pettus, Harry Lassister, Everett McKnight, James Turner, George Edwards, Edgar Jackson, Guy Williams, Paul Funderburk, Edward Fleming, John Myers, not identified, Leo Chaquette, Robert James, Robert Cook, Willard Richburg, Calvin Stewart, John Ross. Second Row: Major J.G. Baird, Reverend J. G.

Aerial view of Charlotte

Aerial view of Charlotte features City Hall, the Realty Building, and trolleys.

Physical Description: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 very grainy

Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte City Life (1910s)

Wonderful street life scene in uptown Charlotte along North Tryon Street. Features great detail regarding transportation, dress, and names of local businesses.

Physical Description: 8x10 and 5x7 prints2 4x5 negatives

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Elizabeth College Dorm Room

Miss McLinn's Room at Elizabeth College.Elizabeth College was located on Hawthorne Road. It opened in 1896. This popular school for girls remained in Charlotte until 1915.

Physical Description: Original in scrapbook35mm negative


Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry was established by Willis Frank Dowd, Dr. in 1900. It was located on Park Avenue.

Physical Description: Two - 4x5 negativesOne print - 8 x 10

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library