This photo album contains pictures and notes pertaining to the early classes of Boiling Springs High School, which would later become Gardner-Webb University. Of note, is Mary Crowe Thompson, a personal friend of Fay Webb Gardner. Images in the book date from 1920 - 1925. The original captions in the scrapbook are assumed to be by Mary Crowe Thompson, while the inked in names on the photographs are by Fay Webb Gardner.
Fay Webb Gardner
Fay Lamar Webb and Oliver Max Gardner wed on November 6, 1907. The bride book details the events and preparations surrounding their wedding. There are photos of Fay, Max and family members involved in the wedding as well as a photo of the First Baptist Church of Shelby where they were married. All of the guests signed the book, and Fay also kept a record of all the gifts received and dresses she wore for the various festivities. Telegrams from those that couldn't attend are attached as well as cards, notes, placecards, and invitations from the wedding day. There are also several news articles about the wedding included at the end.
Elizabeth Mary Willis and Fay Webb Gardner
"Nods and Becks" is the yearbook from the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1905. The Lucy Cobb Institute was a girls' school in Athens, Georgia that remained open from 1859-1931. The most famous feature of the school was the Seney-Stovall Chapel built on school grounds. Currently, the University of Georgia owns the property. Fay Lamar Webb graduated from the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1905. There are group photos of each class level as well as many of the clubs and athletic groups. Included are several pages of prose and poetry written by students and many pages of entertaining quips about the students.
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