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About this collection

The New Hanover County Public Library postcard collection consists of over 1,000 postcards from 1900 to present day. The collection features New Hanover County which includes Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the unincorporated areas. There are also some postcards from Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, Duplin and Onslow counties. The nucleus of the collection is the Sallie Pearl Stevens Butler Collection and the Wayne Arnold Collection, both large postcard collections, which were donated to the library in the 1990s. Others came to the library in the Dr. Robert M. Fales Collection, James B. McKoy Collection, Rupert L. Benson Collection, William B. Creasy Collection, Bill Reaves Collection and the Tom and Jerry Card Company Collection. The library continues to collect postcards and this digital collection will continue to grow. Although some of the postcard artists and photographers have given the library permission to reproduce their work, many are protected by copyright laws. Please contact us to determine if the image is available for use. libdigital@nhcgov.com

 
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