Kinchen Wiley Cobb

Source: William E. Elmore Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #39

Staff Person: Martha Elmore

The image below is possibly of Kinchen Wiley Cobb of Greenville, N.C. According to a sketch written by his son Charles D. Cobb, Sr., in the Chronicles of Pitt County North Carolina (1982), Kinchen Cobb became Supervisor of the Greenville Tobacco Board of Trade around 1923 and remained in this position until just before World War II. He was responsible for directing tobacco sales and advertising the Greenville market. This image expertly illustrates the advertising aspect of his job. This photograph was bought at a rummage sale that Charles D. Cobb, Sr., held probably twenty years or more ago. If anyone can confirm who the man in the car is, please let us know so we can place this information with the photograph. This image (p-39/5) is part of the William E. Elmore Collection #39 and is found in box #39.5.a. The finding aid for this collection can be seen at Manuscript Collection 39.

Car advertising tobacco sales in Greenville.

Car advertising tobacco sales in Greenville.

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