The Fuquay-Varina Museums is qualified as an archive because of its large photographic collection, its collection of annuals, the Independent resources and bound volumes, and a good start on family genealogy. Additional archival materials relate to the Durham & Southern Railroad, historic houses in Fuquay-Varina, the Lion’s Club, the FV Woman’s Club, and many others. We are very HOPEFUL that we can expand the museums and really set up an archival room for research patrons.
Most of our photographic collection has been identified and digitized. BUT sometimes we receive a mystery photo such as these young men pose.
The museums received a collection of photographs with Smith- Holleman- Adcock family connections. Some of the photos can be tied to the family of Durham Hall Smith who was the first convert to the Church of the Latter Day Saints in the Rawls community. The museums have much information on this family and the early church.
Others of the photos are from the family of Jesse Adcock, who was a Norfolk Southern Railroad Dispatcher. Included are a number of his fellow dispatchers.
One of these photos was completely unidentified and to date we cannot connect these “good looking gentlemen.” They appear to all be dressed alike, loaded upon a wagon, and enjoying themselves for some specific occasion. Our only clue is that the photo was taken in 1954. No so long ago, surely, that someone could not identify someone! We are hoping so. Contact Shirley Simmons at the museums web site, if you recognize anyone or can identify the occasion of this photograph.