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November 22, 2014

Share your historic photos for Talladega County book

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:42 pm | Updated: 9:41 pm, Wed Jul 9, 2014.

The Daily Home presents its readers an opportunity to contribute photos for an upcoming coffee table book, “Talladega County Memories.”

According to Brad Fenison, president of The Pediment Group Inc., the book represents a collaborative effort between The Daily Home and his company, based in Vancouver, Wash., to preserve the county’s heritage within the confines of a hardcover collector’s item.

“The idea is for us to chronicle the history of Talladega County from the 1800s to the 1960s,” Fenison said. “We’re connecting with organizations who have photo archives. It’s an evolving list of organizations. We’re also asking people from throughout the county to bring in their photos.”

He said the company has assisted newspapers throughout the country in producing historical books such as this, with more than 700 books already published.

Fenison noted the book will contain more than 200 images of varying subject matter taken in the county during the 170-year window.

“They can be family photos, business photos or general interest photos,” Fenison said. “We’re also looking for real photo postcards. Class photos also make a great addition to the book.”

The images will be collected during a series of scheduled scanning sessions at the following locations within the county:

o B.B. Comer Memorial Library, 314 N. Broadway Ave., Sylacauga, 4-6 p.m. July 15.

o Armstrong-Obsourne Public Library, 202 South St. E., Talladega 3-5 p.m. July 17.

o The Daily Home office at 6 Fort Lashley Ave., Talladega, 9 a.m.-noon July 18.

o Earle A. Rainwater Memorial Library at 124 9th Ave. SW, Childersburg, 10 a.m.-noon July 19.

Due to an anticipated large turnout for these scanning dates, Fenison encouraged individuals who wish to provide images to download submission forms at the following link, http://store.pediment.com/blogs/news/14746869-talladega-co-memories-public-scanning-sessions, by scrolling to the “Download Submission Form” section and clicking either the PDF link or JPG link.

Fenison said photos or postcards are recommended to be in their original format, and they will not scan photocopies of photos or news clippings.

Individuals must submit one form per photo, with a maximum of 10 photos per family.

Private collectors with a sizable collection of photos may call 360-687-6731 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Shane Dunaway at sdunaway@dailyhome.com

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