Tag Archives: Wiregrass Archives

It Came from the Archives: TROY in the 1950s

January 31, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

“Selected Views of Troy State College” – An Artvue Post Card Co. Souvenir Booklet

In the mid-1950s, Artvue Post Card Company of New York published a booklet depicting ten buildings on the Troy University Campus. Artvue was founded in 1936, and in 1952 purchased the Albertype Company, which allowed it to publish Baseball Hall of…

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It Came from the Archives: Vintage Christmas cards

December 19, 2018

The Wiregrass Archives has just received a found collection (scavenged from the curb) that contains a number of Christmas cards dating from 1924 to 1958, all sent to the same Alabama resident.  With just a little bit of experience, you can see that they are fairly specific to the artwork common to their era, and…

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It Came from the Archives: Tom Solomon’s Railroad Romance

October 31, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

A resident of Headland, Alabama, from his birth in 1915 until his death in 1988, Thomas W. (Tom) Solomon had a love affair with railroads. He worked as a draftsman for the Atlantic Coast Line then with the Florida East Coast Railroad, but his real passion was photographing and painting railroad machinery and other scenes…

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