Old Goldsboro Photos Emerge Marty Tschetter, Local History Librarian

The power of sharing helps the community learn about our collective past. Due to frequent Facebook posts of items from the Local History Collection at the Wayne County Public Library on pages Goldsboro, NC – History, Tales, Legends and also Wayne County Agriculture History, new rarely seen photographs started to emerge. The Facebook posts have encouraged individuals to share personal family snapshots of old Goldsboro spanning 1870-1930 and nineteenth century portraits.

Over the past two months, three large collections of photographs have been shared with the Wayne County Public Library; rarely seen because the pictures belonged to families.

The images reveal a dimension of discovery to what citizens one hundred years ago looked like and their style of attire. Technology platforms like Facebook and Flickr afford more people to visualize old Goldsboro and the rural Wayne County landscape. Over the next couple of months photographs from 1870-1930 will be posted on the two Facebook pages that show storefronts, the railroad depot, train excursions to the coast, Masonic parades, grist mills and gins, Herman Park, funerals at Willow Dale Cemetery, and our fellow residents from the past. Or visit the public library.

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