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About this collection

The William Hoke Sumner, Jr. collection includes selected digitized images of news events, weddings, buildings, business meetings, sports events, store openings, ribbon cuttings, social gatherings, and numerous other activities. Sumner was a North Carolina photographer who worked in Charlotte; he focused on subjects that interested him or that he was commissioned to photograph.

This photographic collection contains approximately 19,757 negatives and is housed at the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. The earliest photograph is dated 1939, but the bulk of the collection covers the period from 1945 to 1965.

 
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