"Vintage Greeneville: Pictures from the Past" Exhibition Opening

Greeneville Greene County History Museum
Event Location: 
Greeneville Greene County History Museum
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30pm

Selected Greeneville photos from 1875-1959

Opening Reception Thursday, September 19th at 5:30PM

Please make plans to see this outstanding exhibit that begins with Andrew Johnson's funeral in 1875.  Prominently featured are glass plate negatives that have been digitally copied and reproduced for this exhibit.  The glass plates from photographer Willie Brown were given to The Museum by Leon Coker and Haskell Fox, Jr.  Using guidance from the Museums of The Smithsonian, Nathan Humbard made the digital copies for this exhibit.  Gallery committee members and Museum staff spent hours in assembling photos, building mounting hardware, and assembling information.  Special thanks to Mrs. Nathan P. Horner and Bill Bradley for their assistance in this exhibit.  Vera Ann Myers is handling the reception, which features an ample shrimp supply and assorted appetizers.

The exhibit contains 70 printed images, 80 additional images presented on two video screens, a short video on the glass plate technology with Dr. Dorothy Blanks, and a display of the double page spread in Life Magazine about the planning that led to Magnavox moving to Greeneville.  Aerial photographs of Magnavox plants 1,2, and 3 are also on display.