Also preserved for posterity was a photo of Dr. Joel W. Smith. As you can tell from the notes on the back of his photo, he was held in high regard in the community.
Additionally, a photo of Dr. Irving W. Smith was included. He was the eldest son of Dr. Joel Smith. From the notes on the back of both photos, it seems that both of the Drs. Smith were very interested in public education.
A photo of the Charles city high school was preserved as well. This building stood on the North Grand Avenue lot where the current Middle School is located. This structure burned down in a fire on March 25, 1931. If one looks carefully, one can see "THE SAFEGUARD OF OUR NATION" inscribed at the top of the building just as it is on the current Middle School (originally built to replace this structure). This photo was dated 1901.