Back in May, a post called “Unidentified” asked A View to Hugh visitors to explore the online collection of Hugh Morton images by searching on the term “unidentified.” That post garnered more than fifty identifications! While updating those records with their new information, I began to see another tantalizing word: “unknown.”
I just did a search for “unknown” in the online collection and the search results totaled 368 records. Surely we can make a dent in that number! I’ll kick off the party.
While working on a future post, I came across the following three images. The photograph above, which is not part of the online collection, is the first frame on the strip of negatives, so Morton presumably made all of these photographs during the same event.
To me, three people were easily recognizable—North Carolina governor or soon-to-be governor Terry Sanford; one-day CBS television correspondent and possibly at the time Charlotte Observer reporter Charles Kuralt; and former University of North Carolina president Frank Porter Graham, who was then likely serving as the United Nations representative to India and Pakistan concerning a dispute during the long-running Kashmir Conflict. The fourth person, radio talk show host Barry Farber, was “unknown” to me. (Before I saw the identification I thought it was ABC News science editor Jules Bergman!) But what is the event and location, probably around 1960, that brought together these four people—all of whom (including the photographer Hugh Morton) attended UNC?
If you can shed some light on this group of photographs, then please contribute your thoughts and/or identifications as a comment to this blog post. For the rest of the “unknowns” in the online collection, please use the “online feedback form” link at the bottom of the Hugh Morton online image collection home page. While viewing an image, click on the “reference url” link within the left side of the blue band in the upper portion of the record. Copy and paste that URL—it will look similar to this
—into the feedback form along with your identifications so I’ll know exactly which image or images you are writing about.
Happy explorations! And who knows? Any image identifications that reveal an interesting story could become a future blog post!