Manuscript MS-2003.13 and TRP-308



SOURCE:  James Ehernberger (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

SIZE:  1 lf


PROCESSING:  BNJ AND LBJ, 2004-05; GDA, 2007




Stanley B. Hutchinson (b. 2-5-1905 Hickman County, Tennessee; d. 3-11-1988 Denver, Colorado).  His father, Eugene Hutchinson, died when Stanley was young.  His mother, Annie Laurie Broome, was the daughter of John P. Broome, a farmer, and Matilda Claggett of Hickman County.  She was partially raised by her maternal grandfather, Horatio Claggett, a bank president in Hickman County.  She moved to LaGrange, sometime between 1910, after Hutchinson died, and 1920 when she married Dr. Eugene B. Poole, who came to LaGrange from Jackson, Mississippi.  Dr. Poole was Stanley’s step-father for a short while before he died in 1921 while visiting Mississippi where he is buried.  Stanley’s mother raised Stanley on her own.

Hutchinson graduated from LaGrange High School and was an active member in the Boy Scouts.  He held a national record of 92 merit badges and served as a Scout Master.  As a young man, he became interested in photography and began capturing images of LaGrange and Troup County on film in the 1920s through the 1940s.  Specifically, he was interested in camping, railroads, locomotives, community and school events, and buildings.  In the late 1940s he moved to Denver, Colorado.  He married Sybil Jeanette Dewberry, daughter of Henry Grady Dewberry of Standing Rock, Alabama, at First Baptist Church of LaGrange on December 21, 1951. Stanley Hutchinson remained in Colorado until his death in 1988.  Shortly after his death, his widow donated Hutchinson’s photographs of the 1936 Courthouse fire to the Troup County Archives.  In 2003, James Ehernberger, donated additional photographs and negatives. 




The photographs, processed from 35 mm black and white film, span the period from the 1930s to the 1940s.  Hutchinson’s notes about many of his subjects are found on the back of the photographs.  Although there are many prints in the collection, there are many more negatives, which have not been printed; but many of these have been scanned and can be viewed in the Archives photo database.  The photograph and negative collection is arranged by subject.  Other materials consist of news clippings and admission tickets to LaGrange High School football games and to the City Swimming Pool.




Any photographs used in publications should be credited:  “Stanley Hutchinson Photographs, James L. Ehernberger Donor, Troup County Archives.”





Manuscript Collection


1          Railroad and LaGrange memorabilia, including football and swimming tickets

2          Railroad news clippings


TRP Photo Collection Topic Index

Box 1  Prints


1          Airplanes

2-3       Atlanta, Georgia and trains

4          Atlanta – Cotton mills

5-7       Boy Scouts

8          Camp Viola

9-10     City Swimming Pool

11        Couthouse

12        Downtown businesses

13        Homes

14-15   Hutchinson, Stanley and friends

16        Landscapes

17-18   Main Street and Court Square

19        LaGrange High School football

20        People

21        Mills and stores

22        Railroad bridge, West Point, Georgia

23        Street Scenes (Ridley, Broad and Haralson Streets)

24-25   Stark Mill, Hogansville

26-40   Trains

41        Depots

42        Transportation (other than trains)

43        Transportation, human interest, animals

44        Twilight in LaGrange

45        Washington State

46        James L. Ehernberger



Box 2

1          Negatives, 01-102

2          Negatives, 103-201

3          Negatives, 202-299



Boy Scouts

Businesses—Hogansville, LaGrange

Historic Homes




West Point