Henderson King

"This picture was given to me by Ted and Loretta Evans of Olive Hill.
They originally belonged to Ted's father Vern Evans.
Vern was one of the first people in Olive Hill to own a camera.
His camera mounted onto a tripod and was operated with a cloth hood.
With the aid of his horse and cart he would visit local events and family reunions in the Olive Hill area,
offering people the option to purchase a portrait of themselves or their family.
Later Vern Evans opened a barbershop in Olive Hill (Vern Evans Barbershop) located on Main Street,
opposite the corner of the Post Office (when Main Street contained business on both sides of the street).
He continued to operate his photography business as a sideline.
Many of these pictures have been taken inside the barbershop.

Henderson King was born in 1906 and died 1953 at the age of 47 years old.  
He was the son of William A King born 1872 in Ohio and Sirrilda King born in 1873.  
According to the 1930 Carter County Census they lived in the Pleasant Valley area.  
The census also lists a brother by the name of Cecil King born 1911. 

Approximate Date of Photo:  1940

Submitted by Jolinda Belcher

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