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    • Books for Servicemen and Servicewomen

    • 710/02/1990
    • Reading, military, packages, New Hanover County, North Carolina
    • Caroleen Hall packs paperback books into cardboard boxes to be weighed before they are shipped to service men and servicewomen overseas. She is an employee of Cape Fear Bonded Warehouse, where the books are being packed.
    • Neil Sedaka at Trask Coliseum

    • 1988-04-09
    • singers; musicians; performers; Trask Coliseum; Wilmington, NC; festivals; Azalea Festival
    • Coronation headliner Neil Sedaka; American pop singer, pianist, composer and record producer; performs at Trask Coliseum during the 1988 Azalea Festival.
    • New Piedmont Airlines Jet

    • 1984-03-15
    • aircraft; jet; Piedmont Airlines; Wilmington, North Carolina, Federal Aviation Administration;
    • A new Piedmont jet taxis from the terminal during a Federal Aviation Administration check ride.
    • Boy Scouts Camp

    • 11/11/1972
    • Scouting, crafts, badges, camping, outdoors, organizations,
    • Tents pitched, American and troop flags displayed, scouts are working in different groups. In the foreground are the beginnings of tee pees, a totem pole and a sign with "grizzo" written on it.
    • Boiling Spring Lakes_2

    • 1983-07-17
    • Brunswick County; Boiling Springs Lakes; stumps;
    • Photograph shows the low water level of Boiling Spring Lakes in 1983.
    • Terminal Under Construction

    • ca. 1989
    • construction; airport; Wilmington, North Carolina;
    • An updated progress photo of construction of the new terminal at the New Hanover County airport. The 88,000 square foot terminal pictured here was dedicated on 15 September 1990.
    • Pulled from the Cape Fear

    • 1991-04-08
    • cars; crime; automobiles; divers; firefighters; Cape Fear River; Wilmington, NC;
    • Wilmington firefighter Mark Mullen examines a 1983 Pontiac Firebird that he and members of the Fire Department dive team helped recover in the 00 block of Nun Street. The car had been stolen in 1986.
    • 1-1956

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    • Azalea Festival, Parade
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    • Lumina 3

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    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Death Certificate

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    • Death Certificates, E. S. Pigford, physicians
    • Death certificate written out by Dr. E. S. Pigford
    • Airlie Pond

    • 1930s
    • Airlie Estate, ponds
    • The pond at Airlie.
    • Castle Hayne - Flower Farm

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    • Castle Hayne, Flower Farm, MacRae
    • Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died before November, 1739), who owned a colonial plantation in the area. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Hugh MacRae (1865-1951), a local developer,...
    • Steamer City of Southport.

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    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, City of Southport
    • Cape Fear River - The steamer, City of Southport, took passengers down the river to Southport.
    • NCRPC0775

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • 1942
    • actress, Hollywood, postcard
    • Front of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Susan Lovering. The postcard features an illustration of actress Deanna Durbin's Hollywood home. The reverse side gives Daisy's new address. Daisy (1869-1950) was an actress who...
    • Airlie Garden Archive, 1736-2000

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    • Airlie Gardens; Pembroke Jones Hunting Lodge; Pembroke Park; Wrightsville Sound, St.Andrews-on-the-Sound
    • This collection contains materials related to the history of Airlie Gardens and the families that owned the property. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, letters, magazines, and handwritten or typed notes,...
    • Wilmington Morning Star, Page 5, July 4, 1918

    • undated
    • Princeton University; Tribute
    • a scan of a newspaper clipping; a transcript of a letter from John Hibben, President of Princeton University, to Leopold Bluethenthal dated July 1, 1918; a tribute to Arthur Bluethenthal and condolences for his passing
    • Auto Mechanics 11

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Marine Technology 26

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Professional staff
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    • Carr-Watters Collection, 1741-1954

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    • The collection contains a variety of handwritten and clipped recipes, seven books belonging to the Carr and Watters families, as well as grade school essays written by Eugie Dale Woodruff Watters. Two deeds from the eighteenth century are also...
    • Daisy Lovering in Costume

    • c. 1890
    • acress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Marine Technology 27

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty, Professional staff
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    • Boiling Spring Lakes Sinkholes

    • 2/03/1987
    • Repairing, Brunswick County, sinkhole, construction
    • Heavy equipment lines a stretch of railroad track in Boiling Spring Lakes that has been plagued by sinkholes. Concrete caissons are been sunk 40-80 feet to give the tracks a sound footing.
    • Airport Terminal Vintage View

    • 1960-08-31
    • airport; terminal; aircraft; Piedmont Airlines; Wilmington, North Carolina
    • A Piedmont Airlines passenger prop plane stands at the ready at the New Hanover County Airport. Piedmont Airlines began commercial flights to Wilmington in February 1948 and used Wilmington as one of its initial crew bases.
    • High Speed Chase Comes To An End

    • 1990-03-02
    • crime; trucks; sheriff; deputies; automobiles; Castle Hayne, NC; chase;
    • New Hanover County Sheriff Deputy Stan Register stands by a wrecked pick up truck following a high speed chase. The truck had been stolen earlier that morning and was spotted by Deputy D.T. Ward on Castle Hayne Road. Ward pursued the car from...
    • Cape Fear River

    • 1900
    • Cape Fear Ferry, waterfront, Cape Fear, steamer, Wilmington, U.S. Custom House
    • Cape Fear Ferry looking toward Wilmington 1900 - Market Street at Water
    • View from Brunswick Side of River

    • 1910-1915
    • Cape Fear River, steamer ships, exports, cotton, Alexander Sprunt & Sons
    • Slide taken from Brunswick side of river (Eagles Island), showing 3-4 Tramp Steamers, taking on cotton for export to Europe from Sprunt's. Also Clyde Line Steamer, Freight and Passenger, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad office buildings in background.
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Grave of Nance Adams Martin.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The cross is over the grave of Nance Adams Martin, daughter of Silas and Margaret Martin, who died in Cardenas, Cuba, on May 25, 1857, at the age of 24. She was on a lengthy sea voyage with her father, who was a captain of a sailing vessel. After...
    • Steamer, City of Southport.

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    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, City of Southport, Eagles Island
    • Cape Fear River - The steamer, City of Southport, heads down river to Southport. Eagles Island is shown in the background.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 3.4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0939

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Mrs. George Hall, sponsor, wife of shipyard employee, and Mrs. Michael Brown of Wilmington (far right).
    • Back of Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • 1942
    • postcard, Los Angeles
    • Back of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Sue Lovering listing her new address. The front features an illustration of Deanna Durbin's home in Hollywood, CA.
    • Sketch D showing the progress of the survey in section no. IV from 1845 to 1859

    • 1845 to 1859
    • North Carolina--Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic coast (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Fear, North Carolina. Map includes rivers, sounds, inlets, creeks, bays, lakes, lighthouses, as well as towns and other geographical points of interest.
    • Alice B. Moore Sisson Collection

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    • Sisson, Alice B. Moore (1919-2004); Sisson, William Eliason (1910-1997); Borden Family; Moore Family; Henderson Familly; Lee Family
    • The collection mainly consists of personal papers of and about Mrs. Sisson, her family and their achievements. She was her family's chronicler. The collection contains photographs, newspaper articles, programs, deeds of property, and biographical...
    • Marine Technology 1

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, classrooms, students
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    • NCRPC0779

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, Diary
    • Page 4.1 of Civil War diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

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    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...
    • Dave Nathans

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    • Churches; Historic preservation
    • Dave Nathans standing in front of what is probably St. Andrews' Presbyterian church during his work on its restoration. Dave Nathans, originally a contractor with Urban Building Development, became involved in the preservation and restoration at...
    • Bolton Recreation Community Park

    • 7/29/1985
    • Columus County, North Carolina
    • Photograph shows boys playing on the basketball court at the Bolton Recreation Community Park. The county parks and recreation department would like to place equipment there for younger children.
    • Aerial View of New Terminal

    • ca. 1990
    • terminal; airport; Wilmington, North Carolina; aerial view
    • An aerial view of the new terminal for the New Hanover County International Airport.
    • An Award for Bravery

    • 1993-11-29
    • children; awards; sheriff; Wilmington, NC;
    • Gabe Atkinson (center), 13, appears a little shocked as Sheriff Joe McQueen, Jr. explains why the boy's family (background) brought him to the Sheriff's Department. Atkinson received an award for bravery after he brought a car to a stop after the...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Henry Bacon.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Henry Bacon
    • Monument is to Henry Bacon (1866-1924), who spent his childhood in Wilmington while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. (1822-1891), was the chief engineer for the "Rocks", a Federal navigation project (begun in 1875) to close New Inlet near Federal...
    • Peanut Farm.

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    • Peanut Farm, Peanuts
    • Three men investigate a peanut stack. "Peanut Politicians" written on back.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 4.4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0816

    • 07/30/1943
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Miss Mary West Cromartie preparing to christen the S.S. James I. McKay on July 30, 1943.
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • 1905
    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Sketch d showing the progress of section IV, 1845 to 1852

    • 1845 to 1852
    • North Carolina--Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Map includes sounds, rivers, bays, inlets, banks, tidal stations, lighthouses, and shipwrecks.
    • Marine Technology 3

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty
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    • Moore's Creek Battleground, Pender County, NC.

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    • Moore's Creek Battlefield, Pender County
    • One of the first battles of the American Revolution was fought at Moore's Creek (near Currie, NC, in Pender County) on February 27-28, 1776. It pitted local Patriots against Highland Scottish Loyalists. Former auditorium at Moore's Creek National...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Gov. Edward Bishop Dudley.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Governor Edward Bishop Dudley
    • Monument of Gov. Edward Bishop Dudley (1789-1855), a native of Wilmington, who was the first governor of North Carolina elected by popular vote. (Sec D, Lot# 77) (Also see #10 for more information about Oakdale Cemetery).
    • Farming

    • c. 1926
    • Farms, Wallace, Triplets
    • Willard, NC natives, triplets, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Mills pose in Wallace about 1926.
    • Portrait of a Young Woman

    • c. 1890
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    • This portrait is probably of actress Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member of the ensemble for the...
    • NCRPC0780

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Bolton, NC (1)

    • 5/15/1986
    • watering, hose, Columbus County
    • Jessie Mae Freeman waters her flowers in the afternoon sun along Secondary Road 1806 east of Bolton, North Carolina.
    • Raking Leaves_1

    • 1988-10-24
    • leaves; fall; autumn; Wilmington, NC
    • A.D. Marsh works raking leaves in her yard in the Seagate neighborhood.
    • U.S. Quarantine Office and Stuart House in Southport

    • 1916
    • Brunswick County, dispensaries, hospitals, contagious diseases, Doctors
    • Waterfront view of the Quarantine Office, built in 1905, and located at the foot of Atlantic Ave. (surrounded by wooden fencing). The middle house in the background is the Dr. Lorenzo Frink House at 313 Bay Street, built about 1890. The Stuart...
    • The Original Babies Hospital

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    • hospitals, Babies Hospital
    • Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the Pediatric Hospital burned in 1927. A Mediterranean style replacement was built and a third story was added in 1955-1956.
    • St. James Episcopal Church Graveyard.

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    • St. James Episcopal Church, Churches, Cemetery
    • Southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets. Located on the southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets (Block 154), the earliest mention of St. James' Graveyard was in 1781, during the British occupation of Wilmington, although a portion of...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • 1927
    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 3.1 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0776

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of Daisy Lovering from Rear

    • c. 1890
    • actress, studio portrait, theatre
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

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    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • New River, N.C. progress map for 1890

    • 1889-1890
    • New River (Onslow County, N.C.)--Maps; North Carolina--Maps
    • Map of New River from up beyond Cedar Point Creek to where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Including Hell Gate Creek , Wright’s Island, and Cedar Point Creek. Includes shoals, islands, survey stakes, dredging, “dumpage of 1887/88”, and jetties...
    • A Tribute From Princeton Men

    • 1918
    • Princeton University
    • A scan of a newspaper clipping; a transcript of a letter from J. V. Grainger, Jr., to Mayor P.Q. Moore of Wilmington, NC; a tribute to Arthur Bluethenthal on behalf of Princeton University alumni
    • North Front Street

    • 1913
    • Masonic Building, Murchison Building, N. Front Street, horse-drawn carriages
    • Front St. prior to automobiles; Masonic Building and Purcell House across Street prior to Murchison Building, 1913
    • Wrightsville Beach, NC - Beach car line, looking south from Station One.

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    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Station One, Beach Car
    • The car line followed roughly what is now Lumina Avenue. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a...
    • Bolton, NC (2)

    • 4/06/1984
    • Columbus County, North Carolina, roads
    • The town of Bolton is applying for a grant to repair the streets and homes between 11th and 15th Streets. This section of 12th street shows poor drainage conditions and homes in disrepair, which could be improved if the grant is approved.
    • The Gateway to the Future

    • 1990-08-15
    • airport; Wilmington, North Carolina; air travel; terminal
    • A sign reading "The Gateway To The Future" above the terminal doors of the New Hanover International Airport terminal of the New Hanover International Airport greets passengers.
    • Aycock Birthplace Christmas

    • n.d.
    • Christmas; tree; historic sites; furnishings; Fremont, NC; governors; holidays; special events;
    • Christmas decorations at the 19th century Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site near Goldsboro mean handmade ornaments on a native holly cut from the surrounding woods. The site tells the story of Governor Charles B. Aycock, known as North...
    • Miss Jessie Stewart-Later Miss Will Rehder

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    • Rehder family, Stewart family, Nursing Students, Nursing Schools, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Jessie Stewart, nursing student at James Walker Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing
    • Class of Nurses, 1920's

    • 1920s
    • education, medical profession, nursing and nurses, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Class of nurses from the James Walker Memorial Hospital, 1920s
    • McEachern Dairy Farm - New Hanover County.

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    • McEachern Farm, Echo Farms, Dairy
    • For decades, the McEachern farm, known as Echo Farms, produced milk for thousands of New Hanover County families. Located on Carolina Beach Road, it was owned by Alexander O. McEachern (1869-1962). McEachern was a pioneer in the diary business,...
    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church Graveyard , near Burgaw, NC.

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    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Churches, Cemeteries
    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church was founded in 1800 and is located on Highway #177, about four miles north of Burgaw. Hinton James (1776-1847), first student to enroll in the University of North Carolina, is buried there.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Pages 4.2-4.3 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0777

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume

    • c. 1890
    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “As I walk along” written across the front. Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason...
    • McEachern's Store

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    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • The Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright

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    • Episcopal Church. Diocese of East Carolina
    • Studio portrait of the Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright. Thomas Henry Wright (1904-?) attended high school at Tileston in Wilmington, NC and transferred to the newly-built New Hanover High School, where he was president of his class. He attended...
    • Sketch D showing the progress of the survey in section no. IV, from 1845 to 1871

    • 1845 to 1871
    • North Carolina—Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)--Maps; Pamlico Sound (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Wimble Shoals to south of Bogue Sound, focusing on Pamlico Sound and Neuse and Pamlico rivers. Map includes sounds, inlets, banks, rivers, stations, bays, creeks, points, and lighthouses.
    • French Ambassador Regrets Inability to Attend Service

    • undated
    • French Ambassador; American Legion; Bluethenthal Memorial Field
    • a scan of a newspaper clipping; the French ambassador declines the American Legion's invitation to attend the memorial ceremony at Bluethenthal Memorial field due to prior commitments in Washington, D.C.
    • Marine Technology 4

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty, Professional staff
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    • Packing Barrels in Brunswick County

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    • Cape Fear River, Barrels, Pine Tar, Brunswick County, Waterfront, Customs House
    • This b&w photograph captures a group of laborers packing barrels along Brunswick County's waterfront.
    • Parsley Estate - Live Oaks - Masonboro Sound

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    • Parsley Estate, Live Oaks, Masonboro Sound
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Blueberry Farm - Huntington.

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    • Blueberry Farm, Blueberries, Huntington
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • Bomb Shell on Third Street

    • 1991-10-15
    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, 3rd, explosives
    • Sgt. Daniel Howard of the Marine Corps Reserve Center carries an empty bomb shell to his van. The shell was spotted on Third Street in Wilmington. Police blocked a couple of blocks of Third Street until the bomb was removed. Captain Phil...
    • Loading Luggage on a Cold Day

    • 1989-12-27
    • airport; aircraft; luggage; US Airways; snow; Wilmington, North Carolina
    • A USAir employee drives a load of luggage to a plane waiting to take off at the New Hanover County airport. Holiday travelers used the airport during its first full day of operation following a closure due to snow.
    • Azalea Coast Chowder Contest_1

    • 1987-11-09
    • chefs; contests; festivals; food; Wilmington, NC; UNC-Wilmington;
    • Richard Bishop (left) and David Long (center) serve clam chowder during the 1987 Azalea Coast Chowder Contest. The two chefs worked at ARA Food Services at UNC-Wilmington.
    • Azalea Coast Chowder Contest_2

    • 1987-11-09
    • food; festivals; Wilmington, NC;
    • Jennifer Wilson (left) and her mother Barbara Wilson (right) of Wilmington, NC, chow down at the sixth annual chowder contest
    • Causeway over Eagles Island

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    • Causeway, Eagles Island, Brunswick County
    • Picture of Brunswick County Road in wet weather, just West of ferry terminal from Wilmington.
    • Tinga Nursery - Bulb Farm - Castle Hayne.

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    • Tinga Nursery, Nursery, Bulb Farm, Castle Hayne, MacRae
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Dr. W. C. Willkings.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The monument in the photo is to Dr. William Crawford Willkings, aged 30, who was killed in a duel, 3 May 1856, reputed to be the last political duel in the south. Held in Fair Bluff, NC, the duel between Dr. Willkings and his former friend, Joseph...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0778

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume Holding Hat

    • c. 1890
    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of actress Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “When pogo was a boy” written across the front. Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Sue Lovering, performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

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    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • William Joseph Woodward

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    • Woodward, William, 1843-1907
    • Studio portrait of William Woodward seated with his sons. William Joseph Woodward was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 1, 1843. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment...
    • Preliminary chart of Albemarle Sound, North Carolina

    • 1855
    • North Carolina--Maps; Albemarle Sound (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering Albemarle Sound from Edenton to the Atlantic Ocean, and a portion of the Outer Banks from Currituck Sound down to Oregon Inlet. Includes rivers that empty into Albemarle Sound, some towns and cities as well as islands,...
    • Construction of  County's Airport Will Start Today

    • undated
    • Bluethenthal Memorial Airport; New Hanover County, NC
    • A scan of a newspaper article in which Addison Hewlett, chairman of the New Hanover County board of commissioners, announces that the construction of the Bluethenthal Memorial Airport will begin immediately and progress quickly
    • Auto Mechanics 18

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, Students, Faculty, College Presidents, College Administrators, professional staff
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    • Opening Day

    • 1990-09-15
    • airport; terminal; Wilmington, North Carolina; dedication; opening
    • Hundreds make their way through the entrance to the new terminal following opening ceremonies. A sign above the door welcomes passengers to Wilmington.
    • Auto Mechanics 1

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Boy Scouts Camping

    • 7/17/1985
    • Bruswick County, North Carolina, camping, scouting, organizations
    • Micheal Randolph, left, and Jeffray Hankins enjoy each others company while resting on cots in their tent at a scouts campsite. They are members of Troop 243, Bolivia, NC.
    • Waiting for Baggage

    • 1990-06-20
    • passengers; airport; terminal; Wilmington, North Carolina;
    • Passengers from Flight 1850 from Charlotte wait for their baggage at New Hanover County Airport
    • Street Fair Folks

    • 1988
    • businesses; children; families; festivals; Azalea Festival; Wilmington, NC;
    • Patrons browse through a vendor's selection of buttons and key chains during the 1988 Azalea Festival.
    • Original James Walker Memorial Hospital, 1903-1904

    • 1903-1904
    • hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Originally located on 10th and 11th Streets, between Grace and Red Cross Streets, the fifty-bed facility was a gift from James Walker (1828-1901), a Scottish immigrant who came to the United States in the 1840's. He died before the Hospital was...
    • Old Market House

    •  
    • Market House, Market Street
    • Market House on Market Street between Front and Water Streets; Demolished in 1881
    • Tobacco Farm.

    •  
    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from the plants, they were tied onto...
    • Washington, NC - Beaufort County, NC.

    •  
    • Washington, Beaufort County, Chamber of Commerce
    • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Goodwill motorcade visited the town of Washington. The 1916 building in the background housed municipal offices.
    • NCRPC0781

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of Josh Lovering

    • 1908
    • studio portrait
    • Photography of Josh Lovering, relative of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Personal note written on the inside cover of the folio reads, "They are very flattering. Your affectionate brother, Josh, Denver, CO, January 14th, 1908."
    • Rev. William H. Milton, D.D.

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    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Milton, William Hammond, 1869-1946
    • The Rev. William H. Milton, D.D., standing in front of what is probably St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC. The Rev. William Hammond Milton, D.D. (1868-1946) was Rector of St James from 1906-1936. He was very involved in the National...
    • Wilmington Light Infantry (W.L.I.) Papers, 1853-1953

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    • Wilmington Light Infantry
    • This collection contains organizational records from the WLI. The majority of the collection focuses on the WLI’s involvement in WWI and documents after the war. A large part of the collection deals with the everyday act of running a business. Box...
    • Auto Mechanics 14

    •  
    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
    •  
    • Boy Scouts Camporee

    • 1983-10-21
    • New Hanover County, Jacksonville, Onslow County, Marine base, camping, scouting, organizations, camps, games, activities
    • Wilmington area boy scouts play a "Build-a-scout" game, where they climb on each others shoulders trying to get as many bodies as possible on a box. Two of the scouts have Troop 202 on their shirt sleeves. The camporee took place at Camp LeJeune,...
    • Air Traffic Control Room

    • 1989-06-08
    • airport; air traffic controllers; computers; Wilmington, North Carolina;
    • Russell Ballard checks the alpha-numeric indicators coming from the computer at left, which uses information from the Wilmington radar site and the D.C. radar site to let air traffic controllers know where planes are. The radar alpha-numeric...
    • Lining up for Frankie Valli

    • 1989-03-04
    • music; musicians; performers; performing arts; singers; Long Leaf Mall; Azalea Festival; Wilmington, NC;
    • People began lining up in front of the Long Leaf Mall shortly before 5:00 am to purchase tickets for Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Hall & Oates, and other Azalea Festival attractions for the 1989 Azalea Festival. The mall doors were opened at...
    • Dr. Alonzo Dow Bryan-Obituary from Sneads Ferry

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    • Bryan family, physicians, Sneads Ferry
    • "Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Sneads Ferry for Dr. Lorenzo Dow Bryan, above, who died Sunday night. He practiced medicine for 40 years in Sneads Ferry, Fulchers Landing, Holly Ridge, Marines, Gillette, Hampstead and Haw."
    • 3rd and Market Street, Looking West

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    • Headquarters of the Confederacy, Henry Clay, downtown, Potter, DeRossett, Third Street, Market Street
    • The original deRosset House and Potter House, located at Third and Market Streets
    • Tobacco Farm.

    •  
    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • Two men stand in a tobacco field. One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

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    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • NCRPC0783

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of an Unknown Woman

    • c. 1890
    • studio portrait
    • A studio portrait of an unknown woman dressed in fine attire with a curl of hair on her forehead.
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

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    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • Martin George Schnibben

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    • Railroads--Employees; Brotherhood of Railway Clerks
    • Studio portrait of Martin Schnibben taken by Henry Cronenberg. Martin George Schnibben (1900-1972) was the son of Martin and Matilda Wrede Schnibben. Martin worked for the Railway Express Company for 45 years. He was a member of St. Paul's...
    • Comparative chart of Cape Fear River entrances, North Carolina

    • 1857
    • Cape Fear River (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)—Maps
    • Nautical chart showing depth soundings in the area around the Cape Fear River entrance. Map includes shoals, buoys, inlets, islands, lighthouses, and indicates the location of Fort Caswell.
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

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    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • Compagnie Générale Transatlantique Souvenir Booklet

    • 1917
    • Navigation; Travel
    • Souvenir booklet with cover image of the S.S. Espagne ocean liner; travel from Bordeaux, France to New York, NY; a ship's log used to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time; a color map of the Compagnie Générale...
    • Marine Technology 43

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology
    •  
    • Auto Mechanics 10

    •  
    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
    •  
    • Boy Scouts Clean-up

    • 2/9/1974
    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, scouting, organizations, garbage, Atlantic Ocean, badges, parks
    • Three boy scouts deposit trash and a beer can into a metal trash can at a ocean front Carolina Beach park area.
    • Near Completion

    • ca. 1990
    • construction; Wilmington, North Carolina; airports; terminals;
    • Work crews put the finishing touches on the new terminal for the New Hanover County Airport.
    • 1988 Azalea Belles

    • 1988-04-08
    • Azalea Festival; festivals; Azalea Belles; Azalea Garden Tour; Wilmington, NC;
    • Azalea Belles decorate the Dunn home on Oleander Drive like mushrooms as they sit during the opening ceremonies at the 1988 Azalea Garden Tour.

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