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    • Steamer "Wilmington" Harper Line

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer Wilmington, Ferry, Riverboat, Boats
    • This divided back postcard features a handcolored image which depicts the Steamer Wilmington ferrying passengers down the Cape Fear River. John W. Harper was the proprietor of the Wilmington, Southport, and Carolina Beach Steamboat line according...
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co.

    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Thorpe, Water Street, Ann Street
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Northeast corner of Water and Ann streets. Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by...
    • George W. Trask

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Truck farmers; Landowners
    • Portrait of George W. Trask. George W. Trask (1876-1963) was born on Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of Daniel Webster and Harriet Horne Trask. He became a truck farmer and founder of George W. Trask & Sons. Trask was one of the first commercial...
    • Captain John W. Harper

    • Harper, John W., 1856-1917; Steamboats; Ship captains United States
    • Studio photograph of Captain John W. Harper. John W. Harper was born on Masonboro Sound in New Hanover County, NC in 1856, and died in 1917. He was a steamboat captain and owner of the Wilmington & Southport Steamboat Company. His most popular...
    • The Glenn

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    • Hotel designed by owner and manager Mrs. W. R. Yopp, (E. Naomi Mintz-Yopp, 1891-1972), and built by contractor A. B. Yopp. After her death, the hotel has remained in the family and continues to be operated by daughter, E. Naomi Yopp. Many...
    • Billie McEachern and Crockette W. Hewlett

    • Awards in literature; Hewlett, Crockette W.
    • Photograph of Billie McEachern and Crockette W. Hewlett, both historians and genealogists, receiving the Clarendon Award Silver Bowl for their authorial collaboration in 1972. The Clarendon award is given by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society...
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    • Fishing
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph by W. Kendall Dorsey which captures Capt. Eddy Haneman deep sea fishing in the boat ""Martha Ellen,"" off Wrightsville Beach.
    • George W. Williams Family

    • Families
    • Portrait of the Williams Family. Family members shown in this portrait: Top row, left to right: John Williams, George W. Williams, Katherine Murchison, Albert Williams, Robert Williams; Bottom row, left to right: David Williams, Fannie Williams,...
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • New Hanover High School

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    • Newclassical Revival style school opened in 1922 with an enrollment of 840 students, the largest in North Carolina. Leslie N. Boney, architect, designed the wings, 1930; the Princess Street gymnasium, 1940; and Brogden Hall, 1954. Notable students...
    • J.W. Brooks Building

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    • Unique over-water warehouse constructed for John Wesley Brooks (1868-1937), wholesale grocer; and wife, Rosa Jenrette (1871-1955), natives of Brunswick County. The family business, Brooks Cash Grocery Company, operated here until 1978.

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