Jack Robinson, retired U.S. Marine and recipient of many awards for his various research projects dealing with southeastern North Carolina will share his adventures through this site. Topics will evolve around 19th and 20th Century history issues dealing with African Americans and "Endangered" cemeteries within Onslow County near Richlands, Swansboro, Topsail Island or other communities in the region. Tips on preserving family and little known histories will also be discussed.
I discovered the above image after I purchased a very old, dusty and stained photo album from within a box, located in an old barn style antique shop. The dealer had no interest in the images, only for their monetery value.
On the back of this image is a logo: "Buttorff's Photographic-art Gallery-York, PA. Nearly all of the old images that were in this album have a professional service who took the image." All were from PA.
Take a short moment and gaze into this lady's eyes and ask yourself what could her life been like, while she was growing up.
If you know the young lady in the image above, send me a note.