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Picturing the Past 147 UPDATED: 1940s in colorPosted Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 3:41 PM
Shelbyville's East Side School in the 1940s. (Photo by William Horsley, contributed by Donna Farrar)
The building above is one of the earlier versions of Shelbyville's East Side School on Elliott Street, where so many buildings on its campus have been built and torn down over the years.
Thanks to readers for answering an earlier question from me as to whether I had the color slide reversed on this photo.
Go here for the big view.
This is one of quite a few color slides of Shelbyville shot by William Horsley in, apparently, the late 1940s and brought in last week by Donna Farrar. We've now posted the full gallery of 12 photos.
Go here to see the others, then come back here to comment. A few notes from me:
* Where was the Shelbyville Poultry-Egg Co.?
* As I noted in the gallery, a yellow stop sign is pictured next to the Coca-Cola plant. I remember seeing a few of those left as late as the 1970s. When did the city change to red signs?
* The blue car at right in the Shelbyville Gazette photo has the hand-lettered sign 'CAB' chalked on the windshield. Unfortunately, the date on its license plate is unreadable, even when blown up on my computer in Photoshop.
I'm guessing these photos are probably from 1946-47 because one is of the Shelbyville Gazette office before the 1948 merger with the Times.
Donna also brought in a lot of black and white photos of a January 1949 flood. I've heard of the major 1948 flood but was unaware of this one. The photos include a lot of street scenes which we'll post from time to time over the next few months. And we'll keep posting plenty of newer photos from the 1960s and 1970s or beyond. Thanks for the contributions, Donna!
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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