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    • A family at Van Eeden

    • van Eeden, Frederik, 1860-1932; Colonists; Agriculture
    • Photograph of a family standing in front of one of the homes constructed for colonists at the Van Eeden farm colony. The Van Eeden Colony was established in 1909, following the work of Dr. Frederik van Eeden and Hugh MacRae to purchase land in...
    • Abdul Shareef

    • Islam
    • Photograph of Abdul Shareef reading a passage from the Holy Koran. Abdul Ralman Shareef (1948- ) is the Imam (spiritual leader) of Wilmington, NC's Tauheed Islamic Center, a congregation of Muslim worshipers on Castle Street.
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • Addison Hewlett, Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners; Truck Farmers; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Portrait of Addison Hewlett, Sr. Addison Hewlett, Sr. (1876-1954) was born on Masonboro Sound, the son of Elijah and Almira Hewlett. He attended Masonboro Community School and Wake Forest College. Hewlett worked as a truck farmer on Waterside...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Adrian D. Hurst

    • Mathematics; College teachers
    • Photograph of Adrian Hurst pointing towards the oyster and clam beds behind his home on Masonboro Sound. Adrian D. Hurst (1901-1991) was born in Duck Creek, NC. Hurst, a self-described career instructor, began teaching math after earning a...
    • Aerial of Waterfront 1935

    • Cape Fear River, Waterfront, Downtown Wilmington, Custom House, Federal Building
    • This b&w photograph captures a view of the Cape Fear River and Wilmington's waterfront. Featured in the photograph are buildings belonging to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, the Murchison building, and the Federal Building or Custom House.
    • Aerial View of Cape Fear River

    • Cape Fear River, Point Peter, Northeast Memorial Bridge
    • This b&w photograph, which originally appeared in the "Future Land Use Plan" for Wilmington, North Carolina, features an aerial view of the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington and includes both Point Peter and the Cape Fear River Bridge.
    • Agnes Livingston Lucas Newland

    • Weddings; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Photograph used in her wedding announcement in the Star-News. Agnes Livingston Lucas (1917- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She married Hubert Francis Newland in 1937 at the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church in Wilmington. She received her education...
    • Agnes MacRae Morton

    • Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
    • Head shot of Agnes MacRae Morton. Agnes MacRae Morton (1897-1982) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church from the 1920s until she moved to Linville, NC in the 1960s. She is best known as the co-founder...
    • Agnes Marie Hesse

    • Burgaw (N.C.); Catholics; Pender County (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in newspaper obituary. Agnes Marie Droste Hesse ( 1937-2013) was born in Illinois, and died in Burgaw, NC. She worked several years as an administrative assistant at the Electronic Components Corporation in Burgaw, and was a long...
    • Agnes McDonald

    • McDonald, Agnes, 1932- ; Poets
    • Head shot of Agnes McDonald. Agnes Hamblen McDonald (1932- ) is a NC native of and a resident of Wilmington, NC. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is a member of the North Carolina...
    • Ahrens Store

    • Grocery Stores; Immigrants--Germany
    • Photograph of the store at 620 Market Street, built 1871. On the balcony is Benjamin and Adelheit Ahrens, and on the street is Eduard and Adolph Ahrens. The store functioned as a grocery, saloon, and ice house. Benjamin H. J. Ahrens (1844-1912)...
    • 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...
    • Alexander Doak McClure

    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    • Photograph of Reverend Alexander McClure sitting at his desk in the Manse of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Alexander Doak McClure (1850-1920) was born in Tennessee. He attended Princeton University and Davidson College, receiving a Doctor of...
    • Alfred Harding Yopp

    • Pianist; Music Stores
    • Portrait of Alfred Harding Yopp. Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973) was born in Wilmington, NC, a direct descendent of Lord William Howard of the "Western Marshes." He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and then moved to Boston, MA...
    • Alfred Moore Waddell

    • Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Alfred Moore Waddell taken while he was the Mayor of Wilmington, NC. Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912) was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 16, 1834. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1853, Waddell was...
    • Alice Heron London

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    • Studio portrait of Alice Heron London. Alice Heron London (1814-1881) was born in Wilmington, NC, and married Platt Ketchum Dickinson in 1845. They had no children, but Alice and her husband raised her nephew, Pembroke Jones, as their own when his...

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