BURGAW, NC (WECT) - As the editor of the Pender Post, Andy Pettigrew takes a lot of pictures. Because of his profession, years ago, he started collecting old cameras.
Recently, Pettigrew purchased two or three cameras from local antique dealer Michael Moore. When Pettigrew opened an old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, he found a surprise.
"There was a roll of film inside that had been exposed," said Pettigrew. "I thought, well, this is interesting. What if we could get this developed? There could be pictures from the grassy lawn at the Kennedy assassination."
Because he is a true newsman, Pettigrew had to know what was on the roll of film, so he had the photos developed.
"The pictures were someone's vacation from Niagara Falls, New York, and what appeared to be Wrightsville Beach. There were some beach pictures in there. There were also a couple of family picnic pictures. There are a lot of faces in there that you can see, but no indication other than the ones that were obviously Niagara Falls, no indication of anything else."
It is not known exactly when the pictures were taken, but looking at the car in one of the photographs, it may have been in the mid-60s.
Pettigrew has put all of the pictures on the Pender Post's Facebook page. So far, no one has come forward to identify the people in the photos.