The “great photo giveaway” of old black-and-white photos used in the Mercer Island Reporter will be on Oct. 14-15 at the Mercer Island Library. Contributed image

Mercer Island Library, Historical Society to host photo giveaway

  • Friday, October 6, 2017 11:47am
  • Life

The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that were used in the production of the Reporter newspaper from the 1970s to about 2000.

The groups will host a “Pick a Pic” photo giveaway at the Mercer Island Library, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 15.

If you or a loved one had your picture in the newspaper then, come look for it during the two-day photo extravaganza. Take home your piece of history — for free.

Was your child in a photo for Circus McGurkus? Did you have young athletes who were in the paper for a sport? Were you in a group shot with your club or scout troop? Was your neighbor featured in a cooking column or lifestyle article?

Come hunt for old treasures. The groups will organize them in broad categories as best they can — but it’s first come, first served.

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

Learn more about the library at and, or call 206-236-3537.

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