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The Knight Studio in Kilgore, Texas

by Shelly Kneupper Tucker on October 30, 2009©

The internet constantly amazes me. I suppose it can be used for good or evil, but this is Friday, so I’ll focus on only the good. That isn’t hard so hard to do, is it?

I enjoy having an encyclopedia at my fingertips, although I am sometimes overwhelmed at the massive amounts of information (and misinformation) that I find. I’m also floored when people contact me out of the blue about a subject. For the record, just because I posted a picture of the Oscar Mayer Weeniemobile, it doesn’t mean that I will rent it out to you for your prom.

Several weeks ago, a kind reader commented at a post I did about Kilgore, Texas. M.E. Hennarty said,

I have a picture of the Knight Studio, Kilgore, TX with the students in front of the building. I would like to forward it to someone. There are five rows of children and all are holding violins. I’d say the pictures was taken late ’20′s early ’30′s.

Thank you, M.E., for sending along that photo and the information. Here is the copy of the picture, but it loses a lot at 450 pixels wide. If you would like to see it in full size, I posted it at my Posterous account. Just click the picture to see it fill the screen.

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My reader added a bit more information:

I found it among a number of pictures belonging to Dalton Sandifer who was my uncle by marriage.

If you come across this post and know more, please furnish the information. I’d love to be able to find the names of those “forgotten ancestors.” That might be another amazing thing that the internet can do.

Do y’all have anything good to say about the internet? Or, good about anything else, for that matter? I hope so. I hope that your day is going well and that you can be as optimistic as the other folks who join me in posting “good” now and then.

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{ 5 comments }

Jessica The Rock Chick October 30, 2009 at 7:56 am

Hi Shelly!!! I’m leaving my self-imposed hermit status to return to blogging and society! LOL I’m a big fan of the internet! Yes, it can be used for evil, but I just devour all of the instant information at my fingertips. I find myself even researching trivial things while watching TV shows. Through social networking sites, I’ve reconnected with many long lost family members, too. I’m sure you’ll get some responses to the picture. Very cool!
.-= Jessica The Rock Chick´s last blog ..Busted! (Thursday Thirteen #40) =-.

Liz July 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

this photo was taken in front of Kilgore School’s at the time which this is now just Kilgore High School which was built in 1932. So the time frame for this photo has to be later than 1932.

Shelly Kneupper Tucker July 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

Thank you, Liz. If you know anyone who might be interested in it, the woman wanted to give it to someone.

Tabbatha Higginbotham September 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

This is definitely in front of the auditorium of what is now Kilgore High School. I teach at KHS, and the auditorium entrance is still the same.

You need to come back to Kilgore! Now we also have a top notch Italian restaurant (Napoli’s) and Downtown D’Lites- a frozen yogurt bar that also serves sandwiches, wraps, and soups (try their chili!!!)

Shelly Kneupper Tucker October 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

I want to come back to Kilgore, Tabbatha. I love the place. I’ll definitely try Napoli’s and Downtown D’Lites when I am there … in fact I might just have to make a special trip!

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