Pencil Drawings of Southern TownsThese drawings provide a great way to remember your hometown. The artists of Village Prints, Tommy Thompson and his daughters, Michelle Rideout and Melanie Gentle, have produced pencil drawings of more than 300 towns across 12 states. These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Click on the state abbreviations above for more hometown drawings.
Tommy Thompson has recorded for posterity the main streets of small town America. Thompson began his unique graphic arts business in 1984, and since that time he and his daughters, Michelle and Melanie, have produced more than 300 pencil drawings of southern towns in 12 states across the US. Struck by the pride of older Americans in the heritage of their towns, Thompson has transformed glimpses of the past found in old, faded photographs and memories into composite drawings.