Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

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 Photos from the M.S. Brown Collection now online!

WCPS Radio

M.S. Brown on the far left presenting an award at WCPS Radio Station.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has recently scanned and made available online a new batch of photographs from Tarboro photographer M.S. “Coca-Cola” Brown. Brown managed the local Coca-Cola plant, hence the nickname. For more information on him and the photos that are in his collection, view the M.S. Brown exhibit page.

Tarboro Celebration

Beard-growing for the Tarboro Celebration

The latest batch of digitized photographs from Mr. Brown depict a wide variety of activities surrounding the lives of Tarboro citizens, including more photographs of swimmers, a man growing a beard for a Tarboro celebration (seen above), a local chicken farm, and two local radio stations. Many of the pictures feature individuals drinking Coca-Cola from the classic glass bottles.

Swim Team Awards

Swim Team Awards

The photographs in this exhibit are part of an ongoing project with the Edgecombe County Memorial Library. For more information and a look at other batches of photos from this collection, there are two previous blog posts about the M.S. Brown exhibit which can be found on our website, “New M.S. Brown Photos Online: Tarboro Community Pool, Bathing Beauties and More,” and “Photographs from the M.S. Brown Collection Now Available.”

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