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.
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.
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.”