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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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New M. S. Brown Photos Online: Tarboro Community Pool, Swim Meets, Bathing Beauties and More


M.S. Brown (center) sitting with community pool-goers.

Over 200 new photos from Edgecombe County Memorial Library’s M.S. Brown Collection have just been added online! Included in this batch of photos are shots from the Tarboro Community Pool featuring a swim meet, a Bathing Beauty Contest, and the activities of regular pool-goers around the time of the mid 1900s.


M.S. Brown, locally known as “Coca-Cola Brown,” was an enthusiastic amateur photographer, as can be seen by the number and variety of his photographs. To learn more about Brown, see a previous blog post about his collection. To browse more photographs, visit the M.S. Brown Collection digital exhibit, made available on DigitalNC.


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