That message comes through loud and clear while perusing the 800+ photos of early 20th century Monroe, Ohio, in the Marion G. Warner Photograph Collection.
Made available by the Monroe Historical Society, the massive collection of black-and-white photographs taken by Monroe businessman Marion G. Warner (1861-1922) is now available for viewing on MidPointe’s Digital Archives (http://www.midpointedigitalarchives.org/digital/). It can also be seen on a 70-inch interactive touch screen at MidPointe’s Middletown location, where a set of enlarged photos is also on display. Kids are well-represented in Mr. Warner’s photos, derived from individual glass plate negatives. The images reflect almost every aspect of life in the 1900s, 1910s and 1920s -- so different yet so familiar to today. They include:
While the majority of buildings in the Warner collection have been identified, most of the people have not been identified, said Adam Wanter, MidPointe’s Digital and Special Collections archivist. Therefore MidPointe Library is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the unknowns.