In 1991, while visiting Charlotte with fiance Larry Fortensky to promote her new perfume, Elizabeth Taylor apparently went unrecognized when she stopped her limo and entered Bojangles’ to order a takeout bucket of chicken.
This week’s speculation over the identity of Clyde Hoey (and a camera-shy Harry Truman?) brought to mind shorpy.com, “a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s” (’60s, actually). Some are familiar (Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange), but others may surprise.
Some North Carolina examples:
— Petersburg provost marshal’s office, 1864
— Mount Airy Indian-themed 1964 birthday party
— Mount Olive homestead, 1800
— Pitt County 1910 chain gang