Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary Source: Photographs


This photo is labeled "Rocky Fork Store"  but the names of the people in the photo and the reason for taking the picture are not given.

The date written at the bottom of the photo says 1975.  Do you believe that this is the date the picture was taken?  Why?  Why not?

Who was R.T. Sanford?  Why would this name be on the outside of the store?

What other information does this photo reveal?  When and why might a photo such as this be misleading?