Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Coach Roscoe After State Championship Game - 1989 - Lancaster SC Photos

LHS head football coach Johnny Roscoe is congratulated by his wife, Jane, and team doctor Rogers Walker after the state championship game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in December of 1989. 

Although the Bruins fell to Northwestern, it was a season to remember and full of historic wins. It was the first time Lancaster High had appeared in the championship game in 30 years. 


(The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive) 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Fans at State Championship Football Game - 1989 - Lancaster SC Photos


The "Bruins Dawg Pound" (as seen on sign) comes alive as the Lancaster High football team enters the field in Columbia at Williams Brice Stadium in Dec. of 1989. 

The Bruins played Northwestern in the state championship game. It was LHS's first state championship appearance since 1959. 

(The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive)


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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Go Bruins Sign At State Championship Game - 1989 - Lancaster SC Photos

No, you're not seeing things. That's a big Go Bruins sign on the sidelines at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in December of 1989. 

Lancaster played Northwestern in the state championship game that year. It was their first state championship appearance in 30 years. 

(Lancaster News Photo via The Lancaster Archive)

Lancaster Telephone Company Booth at Home Show - 1959 - Lancaster SC Photos

The Lancaster Telephone Company booth is seen during the Lancaster Home Show on April 24, 1959. 

Purchasing a colored phone back then was a big deal and so was getting a second phone for the kitchen (See the marketing poster at bottom left). 

The Home Show was an opportunity for locals to view the latest products from businesses like Friedman's Jewelers, BC Moore, and Belk.

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive)

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Duke Insurance Agency - 1950s - Lancaster SC Photos

Charles M. Duke, who was the father of Dr. William "Bill" Duke and Gen. Charles "Charlie" Duke poses inside his office, Duke Insurance Agency, in downtown Lancaster in the early 1950s. 

The reflection of former Lancaster News editor and publisher Julian Starr Jr., who was also a photographer, can be seen in the window. 

(Photo by Julian Starr Jr./The Lancaster Archive)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Boys at Driving Range - 1959 - Lancaster SC Photos

Boys pose for a group photo at a golf driving range in Lancaster in 1959. 

The economic boom following WW2 saw significant growth in the game of golf around the country.  


(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive)


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

LHS Majorettes - 1949 - Lancaster SC Photos

Wow. Look at that fashion back then. The Lancaster High School majorettes pose for a group portrait in 1949. (Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive) 


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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Lancaster News First Edition - 1905 - Lancaster SC Photos

The first edition of The Lancaster (SC) News, published October 4, 1905, is seen in this image. 

Leroy Springs, along with his associates, purchased the  Ledger, Enterprise, and Review to form the new publication. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

LHS Pep Rally for State Championship Football Game - 1989- Lancaster SC Photos

Students, football players, faculty, news media, and family members gather at a pep rally in the former Lancaster High School gym in December of 1989. 

Sitting on the floor is the 1989 football team led by Johnny Roscoe with the 1959 players behind them. It was the team's first trip to the state championship game since the 1959 team won the title under Wade Corn. 

The '89 team played Northwestern at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The 1990 team made it back to the state championship in Columbia to battle Union High School. 

Both teams attended the same school building as students. This building was located near where the current building is today on Woodland Drive. 

Members of the 1959 team were quoted in stories saying it was the loudest and most energetic pep rally they had ever heard or seen. (Photo by Bobby Bell/ Bell Studio/The Lancaster Archive)

See below for cropped versions, making it easier to see details. 


Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Girl Scouts Headed to Springs Park Day Camp - 1955 - Lancaster SC Photos


Lancaster Girl Scouts pose for a photo before heading to Springs Park's day camp on June 2, 1955. 

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive)


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Preservation Tip - Writing on Prints


75 years from now, would you like your descendants to be able to know who is in a photograph, when it was made and where? 

It's easy. Just write that information on the back of the print. 

Remember, you may know who is in a photograph, but unless you write down the details, your great grandchildren won't know unless you give them the details. 

Here's a quick tip when it comes to writing on the back of your prints. 

Use a No. 2 pencil. Stay away from pens as they can smear and contain non-archival elements that can damage a print. 

Another way to preserve family history is writing on a label that's with the photo, however, if you have a large collection this can take a lot of time compared to simply writing on the back of the print. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Top 4 All Time

The Top 4 Images All Time on The Lancaster Archive, based on hits on our website and views on social media. 

1 - Main Street at Night

2 - Will Brice Punting Against the Panthers

3 - The Dairy Mart

4 - Miss Lancaster Contestants with Miss America and Miss South Carolina at Wagon Wheel 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Kilburnie Yard Sale - 1984 - Lancaster SC Photos

Kilburnie looked a little different back in 1984 when it was downtown. 

Here, a yard sale gets underway in an effort to raise funds to save the house. 

If you look closely, there's a No Trespassing sign on the left column. 

After being moved and fully restored, Kilburnie the Inn at Craig Farm has welcomed guests from all over the world. 

(Photo by The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Dobson School Students - 1963 - Lancaster SC Photos

Dobson School students show off their artwork in 1963. 

See anyone you know? 

The board to the left reads 'About God'. 


(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive)

LHS Athletes - 1962 - Lancaster SC Photos

A rare, color photograph of Lancaster High athletes in Sept. 1962. From left are _______, Andy Dickert, Vicki Porter, ________, Margaret Bell, Edward Knight, Bucky Hardin and Suzanne Wylie. 


(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive) 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Boy Scouts at Buckelew Park - 1955

Boy Scouts pose for a picture while cleaning up Buckelew Park in June of 1955. See anyone you know? 


(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive)

Monday, May 15, 2023

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