Area readers are always kind in sharing with us their treasured photographs for Reminisce. We continue to accept photos or story ideas of older times and people throughout the region.
If you have photos you think might be of interest to our readers, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is always a good response to the photographs that are used in this section periodically.
Please enjoy these photos that were submitted by readers.
This photo was shared by Lana Mourning. She writes it is from July 19, 1950, and shows how the north side of Lima was damaged after a tornado went through.
This photo, dated 1980, shows a person working on a crane at Clark Equipment Co.
This photo shows drill bits in a variety of sizes readied for auction at Clark Equipment Co. in 1981. The company had halted production and everything that could be sold went to auction in mid October.
An unidentified worker examines a track in this photo from 1978. Clark Equipment Co. had ties back to steam locomotive building and had transitioned into construction equipment. This year marked the first year the Lima plant handled all crane production. A company handout from that era notes that were about 1,000 employees at the plant, with 27 acres under roof.
McAfee’s shop was located on North Pierce Street.
This note, in McAfee’s handwriting, tells the history of the chest. McAfee included descriptions on the items she sold.
Norma and Dick Riggs, of Lima, shared photos of a chest she purchased at Georgie McAfee’s Closet Shop years ago. McAfee was a longtime Lima librarian who also operated a shop of curiosities for sale from around the world, as she enjoyed traveling.
Norma Riggs said she has always enjoyed antiques and liked to shop at The Closet Shop from time to time. The Chinese chest stood out to her. “I was just attracted to it because it was such a beautiful piece,” she said. She used the jewelry chest for its intended purpose in her home.