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    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • All American City, Wilmington, NC

    • Wilmington Jaycees, ceremonies, Miss Wilmington, welcome signs, Green Meadows
    • Jaycees chat with Miss Wilmington Jeanne Hardin after she cut the ribbon at the new welcome sign near Green Meadows. Burt Flowers, Cliff Reaves (second from left).
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter

    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter, Pelligrino Properties, United Carolina Bank
    • Micki Weisner of Pellegrino Properties (right) sprints to the finish line during the American Business Association Strut. Nine 5-member teams competed in the walking relay race throughout downtown Wilmington Wed. afternoon to raise money for their...
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981

    • Pageants; African American women
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981 Angela Walker (1960- ) was the first black Miss Wilmington. She was the first runner up in the contest, but became Miss Wilmington when the original winner of the title, Lynn Williford, won the title of Miss...
    • Anthony Moran

    • Purple Heart; Pender County (N.C.); African American veterans
    • Corporal Anthony Moran outside. Corporal Anthony Moran from Pender County, NC, was awarded a Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces wounded...
    • Archie Seigler

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Dry cleaning industry
    • Portrait of Archie Seigler. Archie Seigler (1889-1970) was born in Dillon,SC, the first child born in the town. He joined his father's furniture business in 1905 and remained until WWI when he enlisted and was sent to France. Seigle endured...
    • Arthur Bluethenthal

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette; Football players
    • Photograph of Arthur Bluethenthal in uniform. Arthur Bluethenthal (1891-1918) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Princeton University where he was a first team All-American football player in 1911. Bluethenthal joined the American Ambulance...
    • Arthur Bluethenthal Collection, 1916-1930

    • Bluethenthal, Arthur, -- 1891-1918 -- Correspondence; Bluethenthal family; Bluethenthal Field (Wilmington,N.C.); France. -- Armée. -- Escadrille Lafayette; World War, 1914-1918 -- France; World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
    • This collection contains letters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles concerning Arthur Bluethenthal, his service in WWI, his death, and the Bluethenthal family.
    • Atlantic Coast Line train wreck

    • passenger cars, derailment, antique
    • Photograph is a view of an ACL train wreck showing a passenger car with wreckage on top and a disabled locomotive. Foreground shows show old cars and trucks including a pumper fire truck and an American Red Cross van (Regional Blood Center,...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03096

    • Azalea Festival
    • This photograph shows a close-up of the Sealtest Foods float during the Azalea Festival Parade (date unknown) on North Third Street. The float is advertising the TV show Bat Masterson, an American Western television show that presented a...
    • Belk Beery Department Store (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, department stores, malls, Independence Mall, Westfield Mall, clothing stores, Oleander Dr, merchants
    • Exterior shot of Belk Beery from Independence Blvd. Shows the 3 arches with mosaic tiled pictures of Baldhead Island lighthouse, sailboats and an ocean scene. A few cars and trucks dot the parking lot, both the state and American flags fly towards...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...

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