“The State” newspaper, first printed and founded in 1891 is located in Columbia, South Carolina, the State’s Capitol City, it is owned and operated by the State-Record Publishing Company. In 1945, the Newspaper bought its main competition “The Columbia Record” and merged the two publications. Later in the mid-1950s the Company relocated to this building on George Roberts Boulevard in Columbia, South Carolina, and remained there until moving again in 1988. The symbol in the middle of the Paper’s title is the Palmetto, the State Tree.
A part of raising a company’s profit is reducing costs, and the lead photo and an enlargeable section of it below contain the Publishing Company’s fleet of economy vehicles that include the Volkswagen “Type I” “Beetles” and Volkswagen “Type II” panel trucks both known for their high fuel mileage. The image is not dated, but based on the 1959 Pontiac parked on the far-right of the parking lot it appears the picture is circa-1960.
Tell us what you find of interest in this circa-1960 photograph courtesy of the Richland Library.