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Local photographer Bussey to host show

Posted June 19, 2013 by Kristi Kent in News

Thursday, June 20, 2013

 GRCVB Contact:
Chris Cannon, director of communications

Prepared by Morgan Bishop, Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB).





ROME, GA. — The Last Stop Gift Shop will host an art show and special unveiling of previously unviewed work by local photographer Bill Bussey on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Last Stop Gift Shop and Rome-Floyd Visitor Center. The show is free and sponsored by the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The event will feature the debut  three never before seen photos of downtown Rome, including snapshots of the Cotton Block, First Presbyterian Church and the A&P Grocery Store from 1958. Customers will have the opportunity to meet Bussey and purchase from his full-line of signature, autographed photos. Light refreshments will be served.

“Bill’s photographs bring to mind precious memories to so many Romans, often times capturing the community in glorious black and white” said Charlene Mathis, manager of the Last Stop Gift Shop and Rome-Floyd Visitor Center.  “Bill has been equally successful at sparking interest in the younger generations throughout history.”

Bussey lives in Rome where he has been taking pictures of Broad Street and local landmarks since the 1950s.

Since first taking up photography at age 16, Bussey’s work has continued to grow in popularity throughout the community. Now at age 85, Bussey continues to take pictures with a recently acquired digital camera.

The Last Stop Gift Shop is located inside the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center at 402 Civic Center Drive. For information about the art show and the Last Stop Gift Shop call 706.295.5576 or visit


The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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