|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Black and White glossy photograph of Animal Shelter ground breaking, 7.5"x5.25", date unknown. This photo is of the ground breaking for the Animal Shelter on South Highway 37. The man to the right is Jason G. Wellman (President of the Animal Control Commission). He is looking to the left, into the distance. He has light colored hair, parted on the left. He has on a plaid/flannel shirt. In his left breast pocket, he has what looks like a small paint brush, some paper, and a cigar. He has a wool or knitted jacket on. He has a dark belt and medium colored pants. His left arm is down at his side, and he has what looks like a class ring (maybe a Mason ring?) on his left ringfinger. To the left back of the photo, there is a bulldozer, as well as a man in the bulldozer. The man, who is Ralph Rogers, has a light colored shirt and hat on. The majority of the photo is of the churned ground, at the construction site. In the far back, there are lots of trees, making up a full wooded area. Also, a little bit to the left and back of Jason G. Wellmand, there is a either a mini telescope or a ground transit, propped up on a tripod.
The back of the photo has lots of writing on it. The folling is written in blue ink: "Jason G. Wellman at breaking of ground for Animal Shelter on South Highway '37'. Ralph Rogers bull dozer. J.G.W. was president of the Animal Control Commission at time. Courier Tribune photo."
In the upper right corner, it is stamped "Indiana Room, Monroe County Library" in blue ink.