- Existence: 1880 - 1945
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description Yard-long photograph by Alfred Willis of the ushers who participated in the Billy Sunday revival held in Spartanburg from January 9 to February 19, 1922. Ushers are standing on the courthouse lawn on Magnolia Street and the image includes a much of the eastern side of Magnolia Street. The only person identified is the donor's grandfather, John Miller Johnson, who is seated second from far right.
Content Description Leather bound album consisting of 24 8"x10" photographic prints depicting the facilities, equipment, and operations of the Geilfuss Bakery, also known as the Dixie Cake Company. Most of the prints are captioned and stamped with the imprint of photographer Alfred T. Willis.
Content Description This collection of over 400 images depicting Spartanburg from the 1880s through the 1960s was transferred to SCPL in 1998 from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Known for decades as the Willis Collection, most of the photographs were created by Alfred T. Willis and his son Bob Willis, but others were collected by the Willises from other sources. The collection itself consists of photographic prints, original negatives, internegatives, and resized negatives.
Content Description Single photograph of still and moonshine materials gathered in a raid and displayed on the steps of Spartanburg City Hall. Photograph was made by Alfred Willis on the morning of May 6, 1930. Spartanburg Journal newspaper article of May 6, 1930 identifies the image as showing the contents of an illegal distilling operation seized from the second story of the home of J. F. Jenkins at 364 Marion Avenue. Five people were arrested and soon after the image was made, the whiskey and mash were poured...
Content Description Yearbook photos and snapshots relating to the Distributive Education program at Spartanburg High School during the 1940s to 1960s. None of the photos are labeled, although identifications for many could be obtained by looking through SHS yearbooks of the time. One notable photo is a portrait of Alfred Willis carrying camera.