250th Anniversary of Pitt County

This week, there are celebrations ongoing in Pitt County to celebrate the county’s 250th-year anniversary.   As part of the festivities, the local paper,  Greenville’s Daily Reflector, is featuring their new online collection of images from the newspaper — the Daily Reflector Image Collection.

This site is a spectacular resource for anyone with historical/ancestral roots to the county.  It features more than 7,500 images from the paper’s photo negatives (of which there are more than 85,000).   The Joyner Library at East Carolina University has for years now been building a strong digital library collection, but this just tops the cake in my book. You can download high-quality files of the image, share them via a variety of social websites, and add your own comments to the pictures if you know something about them.   Some of the images here are also on Flickr and have received a great response there.  The pictures cover events and people not only in Pitt county, but in surrounding counties as well.

To learn more about the project, see their About page, where you can view a SlideShare presentation about the project’s implementation.  Kudos to the Joyner Library for another great resource!