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    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....
    • Baseball in Wilmington

    • Baseball--North Carolina--Wilmington--History
    • Photograph of Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in front of the entrance to the Sunset Park subdivision. This picture commemorates when the Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball teams played an...
    • Bill Powell with Ben Steelman

    • Powell, William Stevens, 1919-; Historians; Authors
    • Photograph of Bill Powell with Ben Steelman at a book signing for the "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. William S. Powell (1919- ), known as Bill, is a renowned North Carolina...
    • Cotton Workers

    • Cotton manufacture; Cotton trade--North Carolina
    • Photograph of cotton workers buying cotton at Alexander Sprunt & Son, cotton exporters. By 1910, Wilmington-based Alexander Sprunt & Son were the largest cotton exporters in the nation. The business was located on 400 N. Front Street. The...
    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Modoc

    • Cape Fear River, Waterfront, Coast Guard, Cutter, Modoc, Ships, Boats Custom House, Federal Building
    • This b&w photograph, taken around 1930, captures the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, moored at the Government Wharf in front of the Custom House.
    • Louis T. Moore and James Edward Lee Wade

    • Moore, Louis Toomer, 1885-1961
    • Louis T. Moore (on right) and J. E. L. Wade, possibly at the dedication of the memorial to the men from the city and county who fought in WWI and WWII at Greenfield Lake. James E. L. Wade (1889-1980), consummate Wilmington politician and...
    • Riverfest Race

    • Cape Fear River, Riverfest, Budweiser, Race
    • This color photograph captures a group of participants dressed as Budweiser cans paddling down the Cape Fear River during Riverfest 1979.
    • Ida Brooks Kellam

    • Kellam, Ida Brooks
    • Photograph of Ida Brooks Kellam. For over two decades Ida Brooks Kellam devoted herself to the organizing, collecting, researching, and writing of Cape Fear history. Her research was valued by many reputable authors and compilers as she was...
    • Peter Henry Braak

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Fire fighters; Farmers
    • Portrait of Peter Henry Braak. Peter Henry Braak (1911-2003) was born in Warren Point, NJ. His family of Holland Dutch descent settled in Castle Hayne, NC, and Braak owned the Garden Place Bulb and Flower Farm. Braak was elected to the Board of...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Robert E. Allen

    • Air Force; Columbus County, (N.C.)
    • Robert E. Allen in Air Force uniform about age 17 Robert E. Allen (1931-1998) was born in Columbus County, NC. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 16 years old. He was based in California and in Alaska, and was a cook for the officers'...
    • Susie Sellers Carson, Chris Fonvielle, Tabitha McEachern

    • Carson, Susie Sellars, 1920-2008; Fonvielle, Chris Eugene, 1953-; McEachern, Tabitha, 1920-2003; Local history
    • Color photograph of a birthday celebration for Susie Sellars Carson, possibly 2002. Susie Sellars Carson (left), Chris Fonvielle (middle), Tabitha McEachern (right). Susie Sellars Carson (1920-2008) was a lifelong resident of Southport, NC. She...

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