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Mecklenburg Image Collection

Literary and Library Association

Organized in 1891, the Charlotte Literary and Library Association was a subscription library located at 22 South Tryon Street in rooms above the Stone and Barringer Bookstore. Bessie Lacey Dewey, the hostess for the association, can be seen in the right bottom corner. The society continued until her death in 1900. Three years later, the Charlotte Public Library opened its doors at 310 North Tryon Street on July 2, 1903.

Physical Description: 5 x 7.5 inches, albumen


Charlotte Speedway

Photo of drivers and crowd at the inaugural race at Charlotte Speedway

Physical Description: 4 x 9.5 inches Black and White



Nurses most likely Presbyterian Hospital

Physical Description: 5 x 7 inches albumen print mounted on board.


Joseph Benjamin Ivey

Joseph Benjamin Ivey (1864-1958) photographed in his garden with dahlias
Photo taken at Morehead at Queens Rd

Physical Description: 5 x 7 inches albumen print


Joe Davidson and Graham Abernathy

 Over a 100 years ago, Charlotte held it’s own Renaissance Festival at the Charlotte Fairgrounds. The Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company (the 4 C's) headed by Edward Dilworth Latta, leased a large track of land to the Mecklenburg Fair Association in 1902. The latter opened a fair in September of that year. The fairgrounds were located on the south side of East Boulevard about where Park Road and Dilworth Road West are today.

Liles Nix Company

In 1910, Floyd L. Liles of Spartanburg opened a ready wear goods store at 6 S. Tryon called the Floyd L. Liles Company. In 1911, Joseph R. Nix became a partner and the store changed its name to Liles and Nix. In 1912, the store moved to 17-19 West Trade Street but closed one year later in 1913. 
  Physical Description: 3 x 5 inches, glossy, bloack and white Publisher:

Elmwood Cemetery Staff

 Cemetary Staff posing in 1945 Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, Black and White Publisher:

A&P North Caswell Road interior

Mr. Boyd & Mr. W.M. Hannor. April 15, 1932 show off their produce at the A & P in the Elizabeth Neighborhood. Physical Description: 3 x 5 inches, black and white Publisher: