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    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03085

    • Azalea Festival
    • A Chrystler automobile pulls one of the floats along North 3rd Street during the Azalea Festival Parade circa 1960. A large crowd gathers in front of several businesses including Pickards Sporting Goods, Jewell-Strickland Auto Parts Co., a used...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. 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 chain of barrier...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • U.S. Army Reserve Training Center, Wilmington, NC (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, reservists, Naval Reserves, Greenfield Lake,
    • A group of Army soldiers look on as a group of civilians are seated waiting for a program to begin in the parking lot beside the building. Flag is flying at full mast. Two military cars are in the foreground, one has "U.S. Army 1 E 9785 for...
    • Kunnering Group

    • McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • A group of young men out "Coonering" in Wilmington, NC. Standing (left to right) Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991), Douglas Hart McKoy (1894-1925), Edward Ashe (1894-?), Glasgow Hicks (1893-1957). Possibly derived from a festival of West African...
    • NCRPC0761

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • A large crowd gathers for what appears to be a launching party at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company. This aerial photograph provides a good view of much of the grounds at the shipyard.
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. 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...
    • NCRPC0896

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • A large gathering turned out for the launching of the U.S.S. Ottawa. Pictured left to right are Col. William S. Pritchard; Lt. Col. H.E. Willett; Brig. Gen. Henry C. Coburn; Miss Mary Pritchard; Mrs. Coburn; Mr. MacMillan; Mrs. MacMillan; Mrs....
    • Wilmington Civic Ballet Class

    • Ballet; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • A Wilmington Civic Ballet class about to give their spring recital at Kenan auditorium on the UNC Wilmington campus. Just right of center is Johanna Hickman. Johanna M. Hickman (1981- ) is a native of Wilmington. She graduated from New Hanover...
    • Blueberry Farm

    • North Carolina, farming, fruits, produce, blueberries
    • A woman (wearing an Adidas tee and Meredith College shorts) weighs a large wooden bucket of blueberries on a portable scale as a young African American boy (wearing a ball cap that reads Chemical Serv Company Grace)looks on. A metal cash box is on...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Aerial, Water Tower
    • Aerial photo, taken from the water tower looking east. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in...

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