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Mrs. Donnie Cummings registering
to vote for first time at age 94
Lakeland, 1968

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The photographs in this collection were offered to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library by The Ledger in 1989. The photographs were to be discarded by the newspaper if the Special Collections unit did not accept them. The prints were not accompanied by negatives and, as far as can be determined, the negatives no longer exist. The prints are in generally good condition and in a variety of sizes.

The photographs in the collection were taken by photographers under contract to or in the employ of The Ledger. The copyright status of the photos varies with the employment status of the photographer who took them. The photographs were taken to accompany articles in the newspaper and many, though probably not all, actually appeared in the newspaper. They cover all of Polk County. Many of them are not identified at all and others are identified in only the most cursory way.

As a result of the vagueness of the identification, the photographs, comprising 1.5 linear feet, have been organized into broad categories within a series identified as Polk County.