Earlier this summer, we asked you to help the State Archives identify some photos from Duplin County taken in the 1940s and 50s. With your help, we were able to identify nearly all the photos in the set, and Archives’ staff are now in the process of adding all of those descriptions to Flickr for all to see.
Building off the success of that process, we’re now asking for your help identifying some photos from the Triangle region that date from a bit earlier. The nearly 120 images that comprise the Knowles Collection were donated to the N.C. Museum of History in the mid-1960s by Raleigh antiques dealer J.C. Knowles. They include everything from portraits to depictions of farm life to scenes from the football field.
Other than that, we don’t know much about them. Here’s what we do know:
They’re glass plate negatives that most likely date from 1900 to 1930
- Markings on the plates indicate that they came from the Tyree Studio and/or the Wharton-Tyree Studio
- That studio operated in downtown Raleigh for many years
You can check out the whole set on Flickr. If you have information about one of the images, let us know! We’d prefer that you submit any info you have using the form at http://www.ncdcr.gov/HelpTheArchives, but you can also comment on an individual image on Flickr or leave a comment below.