Gaston County eighth grade class handwritten reports, illustrated with historical photographs, produced by Gaston County schools in the 1950s:
DigitalNC Images of North Carolina - Gaston County
Go to: https://www.digitalnc.org/counties/gaston-county/
DigitalNC Images of North Carolina - Gastonia
Go to: https://www.digitalnc.org/combined-search/?searchterm=Gastonia
Vintage Gastonia by Timothy Craig Ellis includes historic photographs of Gastonia mills, schools, churches, trains, homes, and more.
Go to: https://vintagegastonia.com/
Millican Pictorial History Museum in Belmont has photographs of Gaston County cities, churches, schools, trolleys, trains, trucks, service stations, drive – ins, theaters, and more. Many photographs have been posted online at their website.
Go to: http://millicanpictorialhistorymuseum.com/
Gaston County Historic Preservation Commission's Historic Photos
Go to: http://www.gastongov.com/government/boards_and_committees/historic_preservation_commission/historic_photos.php
Cherryville Historical Museum
Go to: http://www.cherryvillemuseum.com/photos.html
City of Mount Holly: Online Collections, by Mount Holly Historical Society
Go to: http://mhhsnc.pastperfectonline.com/photo
City of Gastonia’s 141st birthday – historical photo gallery
Go to: https://cityofgastonia.news/2018/01/141st-birthday-photo-gallery/
North Carolina county photographic collection : Gaston County (Series 1.36) This series contains images of locations, people, and events from Gaston County, N.C. (Allen Electric Power Plant; Riverbend Electric Generating Plant; Arkay Mills; Dixon Cotton Mills & Ruby Cotton Mills; Jon. F. Love Dry Goods, Shoes, Clothing, and Millinery Letterhead; Myers Mills; Myrtle Mills; Textile Mills; Victory & Winget Mills; Courthouse; G. W. Ragan House; A.M. Yarn & Processing Company: Mercerizing Plant: Superintendent and Overseers, 23 August 1928; Riverbend Power Plant, circa 1938; Ranlo Manufacturing Company.
Go to: finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/P0001/#d1e14454
Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South by Frances Benjamin Johnston includes 24 photographs of Gaston County, North Carolina. (Gaston County Bookmobile, Gastonia; Willian Rankin House, Mount Holly vicinity; Mason House, Dallas vicinity; Court House, Gaston County; Rufus Johnston House; John Smith House; Thomas Rhyne House; John Moore House; Heyl House)
Search the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog for Gaston County photographs:
Subject Heading "United States--North Carolina--Gaston County" (Includes photograph of "Gastonia, North Carolina. On U.S. Highway 29 from a truck enroute to Greenville, South Carolina" 1943 Mar.)
Go to: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=United%20States--North%20Carolina--Gaston%20County
This series has been digitized and is now fully available online.
The photographs were taken by photographer Lewis Hine from 1908 to 1912 for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) The NCLC was founded in 1904 and chartered by Congress in 1907. Shortly after its founding in 1912, the Children's Bureau received the photographic prints from the National Child Labor Committee.
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