How are the images are named and the individuals that have contributed to this collection.
Since I started collecting these images twenty years ago I have struggled with how to name them and sort them into albums that would make sense.
I have tried to name each image to match the subject matter and to make it easy to search for individual images within the collection. As the collection grew to more than 500 pictures I realized that I would need to break the collection into sub-albums sorted by name. Today there are more than 7,200 images sorted into a large group of Thurmont Albums as well as albums for surrounding communities and other specific groupings like the Hoke Furniture, Moore Business Forms, and Claire Frock collections.
By using this format and allowing the viewer to search through the images I find it is much easier to locate the photographs a visitor is interested in viewing.
When you search the collection the program looks at the keywords, file name, and descriptive text when forming a custom album for you to view.
Sometimes you will find images that do not seem to belong in an album until you read the text or the file name.
Thanks to the following individuals for making many images available for display.
The file names also indicate the identity person who has allowed their images to be included in this collection. Check the file name to see if it includes
one of the following sets of initials. Not all images are tagged with the donor name but for those that are here is a key to the names:
AG - Arthur Gernand
AMPS - Ann Marie Plumer Fox, President Nixon at the Thurmont Methodist Church 1971
BGSR - Bobby Gray, Sr., Catoctin Furnace
BobB - Bob Benjamin
BuzzM - Buzz Mackley, from his family collection.
DB - Dennis Black
DBur - Debbie Danner Burrier
DR - Dwight Reever, New Midway Images
EKS - Ed and Karen Schildt, Claire Frock employee photos.
ELeeB - Lee Black, negatives provided by his family from the Turmont Photo Center
FSchum - Fred Schumacher, Fred was a very active local photographer and was a partner in the Thurmont Photo Center
GWW - Photos taken by George Wireman or photos he collected.
H### - Ken Hamrick Postcard Collection courtesy of Wes Hamrick
HZink - These are images from Hazel Zinkhan, they may have been gifted by Hazel or George or purchased by me online.
JAK - John A. Kinnaird
JGE - Joe Eyler
IM - Irene Mathews
LinLew - Linda Angell Lewis, photos of the H&F Railway, and Lewis family images.
LP - Louis Powell
LW - Lela Weaver, Thurmont High Class of 1955 Photos
MJB-DB - Photos and documents by Mary Jane Bittner, Thurmont High School Class of 1954. Provided by Dennis Black.
MWM - Mary Weybright Marcum
PToms - Images and information provided by Paul Toms
RanWae - Images provided by Randy Waesche. Several are taken from Randy's black-and-white negatives.
RH - Robert Harper negatives, John A. Kinnaird
RuthP - Ruth Powell images, scanned and displayed by John A. Kinnaird.
SB - Shirley Baxter, Sabillasville Images
SPal -Sam Palmer
SueC - Photos provide by Sue Eyler Clabaugh
THS -Thurmont Historical Society, scanned and displayed by John A. Kinnaird.
WH - Wes Hamrick