This Monday, August 31, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of this now-famous photo of Raleigh Times newsboys. The top story of the day was the appointment of Robert L. Gray, a Raleigh native who had started his career with The News & Observer, as the new editor of The Times.
The newsboys photograph was taken on the Hargett Street sidewalk in front of the Raleigh Times Building by long-time Raleigh photographer Albert Barden, whose entire collection of more than 20,000 negatives is housed in the State Archives of North Carolina.
To celebrate this historic centennial, Greg Hatem, owner of the Raleigh Times Bar and Restaurant, has arranged for the State Archives to exhibit the original 8″x10″ glass plate negative at the very spot where it was created 100 years ago. The glass plate will be on display for public viewing Monday, August 31, from 11am until 6pm. Archivists will be onsite all day to answer your questions about the State Archives, historic photographs, and other Archives collections.
The restaurant menu for the day will feature old-fashioned lunch specials along with the regular favorites. At 3 pm, Rebecca Hyman, of the State Library, will read a story time tale about newsboys of the era that children of all ages will enjoy. ‘Times Boys’ bobbleheads, publications from the Office of Historic Publications, commemorative T-shirts, and other novelties will be given away. There will also be a raffle and a photo booth. Then, at 5 pm, the Raleigh Times will tap a special keg to wrap up the celebration.
Proceeds from the day benefit the Friends of the Archives, so come down to the Raleigh Times on Monday, August 31, and be a part of history!
WHEN: Monday, August 31, 2015, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Raleigh Times, 14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC.
CONTACT: Raleigh Times at 919.833.0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.raleightimesbar.com/events/paperboys-turn-100
For more information, you may contact the State Archives, 919.807.7310, or email email@example.com.
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