History, local; Poynter, James-biography; Junk trade; Ragpicker
James Poynter was born in 1841 in Henry County, Kentucky and then lived for some time in Woodford County, Kentucky. He came to Madison about 30 years before his death. He died at his home on Ferry Street on February 20, 1933. He was a common sight on the Madison scene and was known to many as the rag amn.
Harry Lemen, photographer
Picture taken c. 1927
Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.
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Harry Lemen, photographer , "James Poynter," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #173, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/173 (accessed April 23, 2014).