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Alva C. Smith Collection Photographs (MC 34)


MC 34


Alva C. Smith Collection Photographs (MC 34)


A collection of photographs from the Alva C. Smith Collection (MC 34).




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Collection Items

Winters Day Sleigh Ride
Photo of horse drawn sleigh occupied by man, women and child. Mountainous background - in front of two-story house.

Columbus Police Department
Photo of Police Department (Columbus) 1903 standing in front of Courthouse. Mayor A.H. Chappell is in the center with his hand in his coat.

Cornerstone Laying
Photo of a ceremony, laying of a cornerstone of a building. A crown surrounds the stage.

Old St. Luke M.E. Church
Photo of the old St. Luke Church

Chamber of Commerce Ground Breaking
Photo of Columbusites that turned out for ground breaking ceremonies for Chamber of Commerce building at 15E 11th Street in 1904 or 05.

Columbus Police
Photo of Police Headquarters (the Columbus Stockade). Police with civilian clothed individuals are in this photo.

Trinity Episcopal Church
Photo of a church sanctuary with beams arching toward the ceiling.

Guarding the Bridge
Photo of 14th Street Bridge from Georgia side approach. It is being dismantled. Guarded by four policemen. 1905.

Shriners Parade
Photo of horse drawn wagon occupied by Shriners. Photo taken in front of Cargill-Wright Manufacturing Company. The Shriners were more formally known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrines. They are also associated with the…

An Ox Team on Broad Street
An ox team, in downtown Columbus. The postcard is dated to the 1950s; however, the photograph on the postcard itself is dated between 1889-1905. The back of the post card has written: "Edgar mayo to A.C Smith July 30,1951. Broad Street, 1889-1905…

Old City Market
Photo of the Old City Market located on First Avenue and 10th and 11th Streets. Buggies are parked out front.The back of the photograph reads: "From; Edgar Mayo to A.C. Smith. May 19, 1955. Old City Market 1 ave 10 & 11 st. d. 1890s.

Interior of a Business
Interior of a business with four men and a woman posing.

Smith's Drug Store
1002 Broad Street, Smith's Drug Store interior. Four men standing in the interior of the store. One can identify Park Square Chocolates, barber kits, Seltzer, and trinkets.

Grandma Smith
Portrait of "Grandma Smith" negatives scratched, very fuzzy/envelope from photo developer

Grandpa Smith
Portrait of "Grandpa Smith" - negatives scratched, very fuzzy/envelope from photo developer.

Grandma Smith
Grandma Smith on the porch

Grandma Smith
Grandma Smith on the porch

Old St. Luke Methodist Church 1897
Photo of Old St. Luke Methodist Church built in 1846 and torn down in 1897. Photo taken by a Mr. Gann prior to its destruction.

Woman on Postcard
Woman on postcard wearing intricate lace collar. February 28, 1925

Telephone Men
Al Smith, Guy Moore, George Hurry, George Young with telephones and wire on floor.
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