Last week's mystery from the past is a movie projector that was owned by J.L. Adams of Dearing in the 1920s. Mr. Adams was a traveling salesman who sold car parts, housewares and house kits. He would travel to a town and post flyers inviting people to come watch a free "moving picture show." The silent movies were westerns, dramas and comedies. At the end of the movie, he would then make his sales pitches for his items. The gas-powered projector was donated to the McDuffie Museum by Mr. Adams' granddaughter, Kay Manning. The films that were shown on the projector are now at the Smithsonian Museum. To see the projector and other items from McDuffie County's past, visit the McDuffie Museum on Main Street in Thomson.
Web posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010