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    • John Aaron Orrell

    • Accounting; Standard Oil Company; County government
    • Portrait of John Aaron Orell. John Aaron Orell (1875-1950) was born in Wilmington, NC. At a very early age, Orell began working for Acme Manufacturing Company and then for Standard Oil Company. While with Standard Oil, he also began to study...
    • Daisy Lovering in Costume

    • acress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • actress, Hollywood, postcard
    • Front of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Susan Lovering. The postcard features an illustration of actress Deanna Durbin's Hollywood home. The reverse side gives Daisy's new address. Daisy (1869-1950) was an actress who...
    • Portrait of Daisy Lovering from Rear

    • actress, studio portrait, theatre
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume

    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “As I walk along” written across the front. Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the...
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume Holding Hat

    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of actress Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “When pogo was a boy” written across the front. Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Sue Lovering, performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason...
    • Headshot of Daisy Lovering

    • actress, theatre, studio portrait
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Beverly Skinner

    • Actresses
    • Photograph of Beverly Skinner at the Gala Opening of "Isabella," a musical by Dr. R. V. Fulk of Wilmington, NC. Beverly Skinner (1944- ) is a Wilmington local who was a Story Lady for the Growing Readers Project in the late 1990s-early 2000s. The...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • 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...
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • Earl A. Jackson

    • African Americans; International Nickel Company; Municipal employees
    • Earl A. Jackson at the International Nickel Company in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Earl Abel Jackson (1927- ) grew up close to Wrightsville Beach. His parents worked for Pembroke Jones at Pembroke Park and Airlie. He acted as the entire animal...
    • Edgar William Gaither

    • Agricultural extension work; Chemists
    • Portrait of Edgar William Gaither. Edgar William Gaither (1879-1961) was born in Davie County, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State College in 1904, and worked as a chemist for a number of different companies. In 1919, Gaither became the...
    • William Dougal McCaig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougal McCaig. William Dougal McCaig (1874-1951) was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. McCaig entered the railroad service as a young boy and worked his way through the ranks until he became Vice President of the Atlantic...
    • Robert Alfred Brand

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of Robert Alfred Brand. Robert Alfred Brand (1858-1930) was born in Clarendon County, SC. After spending nearly fifty years of service with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, Brand was regarded as one of the foremost railroad...
    • Betty Loughlin

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; East Carolina University
    • Magazine cover for Life Around Wilmington, featuring Betty Loughlin. Life Around Wilmington was an information /shopping guide to the Wilmington, NC area published in the 1950s. In the spring of 1953, Betty Loughlin had her engagement pictures...

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