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    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Surf Bathing
    • View of beach and bathers. 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 the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Pure Oil, Gas Station
    • Pure Oil station. 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 the early 1880s by Joseph Winner...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block.

    • Orton, Post Office, Post Office Park, Murchison Building, Cape Fear Club, Cape Fear Hotel, N. Front Street, Chestnut Street
    • The photo shows (from left), the Orton Hotel (on Front Street), the back of the Post Office and Post Office Park, the Murchison Building and the Cape Fear Hotel. The columns at right are those of the Cape Fear Club building. In 1888, Colonel...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Boardwalk and pavilion. 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 the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Pavilion, boardwalk and stand. 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 the early 1880s by...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Concessions
    • Main boardwalk area, including concessions. Early auto and delivery truck. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty. 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...
    • Banana Tree.

    • Bananas, Florist, Market Street, Moore
    • A banana tree surrounded by the Lucy B. Moore Florist greenhouses at Fifteenth and Market streets. Because of the local climate, these trees are rare in the Wilmington area.
    • Southport, NC - Brunswick County, NC.

    • Smithville, Southport, Brunswick County, Brunswick Hotel, Quarantine Service Station
    • Incorporated in 1805, the Town of Southport was formerly known as Smithville, and was named for General Benjamin Smith (1751-1826). The name was changed in 1889, because it was the most southerly seaport in North Carolina. It became the county seat...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Bame's Hotel
    • Bame's Hotel, located on Cape Fear Boulevard at Carolina Beach. 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...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Carolina Beach
    • Hotel Royal Palm is in the center. Next door to right, is Fountain's Rooms and Apartments. 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • People on the beach and in the surf - boardwalk is left. 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...
    • Carolina Beach, northern extension.

    • Carolina Beach, Beaches
    • 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 the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • Photograph of children playing a game of “Tap,” about 1929, taken from the boardwalk. 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...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach Hotel, Bame's Hotel, Cape Fear Boulevard
    • Carolina Beach Hotel, later Bame's Hotel, was located on Cape Fear Boulevard. Street scene shows vintage autos. 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...

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