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    • Susan Webb

    • Music teachers; North Carolina Symphony; Violinists; Immigrants
    • Head shot of Susan Webb. Susan Webb (1883-?) was a violin teacher in the 1930s in Wilmington, NC. She was originally from Canada and moved to Wilmington about 1905. She was one of the original musicians in the first performance of the North...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • Summer Tutoring Program

    • African Methodist Episcopal Church; African American--History
    • Children participating in a summer tutorial program sponsored by St. Luke's A.M.E. Zion Church in 1970. St. Luke's A.M.E. Zion Church was started in 1865 as the first African Methodist Episcopal church in Wilmington, NC. Originally called...
    • Love-Morrison House

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    • Italianate style house built for John D. Love (1818-1877), merchant. Purchased in 1874 by Major Thomas Hall McKoy (1837-1902), Confederate officer, cotton buyer; and wife, Margaret Young Anderson (1847-1917). Purchased in 1926 by Benjamin R....
    • Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox

    • Thomas, Joe 1909-1984; Wilcox, Eddie 1907-1968; Jazz musicians
    • Newspaper photograph from of Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox. Eddie Wilcox (1907-1968) was from Method, NC (Wake County). He attended Fisk University and was a well known jazz pianist and arranger. After the death of Jimmie Lunceford in 1947, he...
    • The Spinster's Club

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    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • Greenfield Lake.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • Building the road around Greenfield Lake in the 1930s. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a...
    • Depression - 1930s.

    • Great Depression, Rehder
    • Notation on back of photo: "Two 'unemployables' working in their garden in a portion of an infrequently used and unpaved street. The little girl is their grandchild. The man in the Panama hat standing on the curbstone is Carl Rehder."
    • Harriss House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Andrew Howell Harriss (1872-1956), physician and surgeon; and wife, Mary Bolles (1875-1967), native of Southport, NC. Dr. Harriss served in the Spanish American and First World Wars. Two-story porch added in...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Bathing Suits
    • Ladies in vintage ca. 1930s bathing suits, are standing in the surf. The suits were probably made of wool. When wet, they had the peculiar odor of wet wool and were very itchy. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811)...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Banks Channel.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Banks Channel, Oceanic, Hotels, Frying Pan Boat Club
    • Boats tied up at the Frying Pan Boat Club dock on Banks Channel, north of the bridge. The Oceanic Hotel is in the background. The hotel's pavilion is at right, where boats were kept to carry guests out into the ocean via Moore's Inlet, which was...
    • Salvation Army Building

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    • The Wilmington chapter of the Salvation Army was organized in 1887. After operating in various locations, this Mediterranean style building was the first to be constructed for the organization at a cost of $30,000. The cornerstone was laid April...
    • Harbor Island Auditorium

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    • People standing by what appears to be a airplane crash in front of a corner of the Harbor Island Auditorium. Harbor Island Auditorium was built in the late 1910s, and was designed by prominent Wilmington, NC architect Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921)....
    • Auditorium, the Hammocks (Harbor Island)

    • Wrightville Beach, N.C., Tide Water Power Company, Tide Water
    • Tide Water Power and Light Company built this large red-shingled auditorium in 1916. Since Baptists throughout the state used it for their programs, it was also known as the Baptist Seaside Assembly Building. During World War I, it was used by...

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