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    • Rudoph and Henrietta Gieschen

    • Influenza Epidemic,1918-1919
    • A group on the dunes at Wrightsville Beach. Rudolph and Henrietta Gieschen were both victims of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. They both developed pneumonia as a result of having the flu, and both are buried in Oakdale Cemetery. They died...
    • Stanley Harts

    • Harts, Stanley Harold, 1952; Pender County (N.C.); Local history; Genealogists
    • Stanley Harold Harts working on his family history. Stanley Harts (1952- ) has done extensive research into his family history on both sides of his family, resulting in nine volumes of genealogical research on the Harts family, as well as many...
    • John Bright Hill

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; Lawyers
    • Portrait of John Bright Hill. John Bright Hill (1897-1984) was born in Duplin County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, receiving both a Bachelor's and a Law degree. Hill started to practice law in Wilmington, NC in...
    • Walter Hutchinson Blair

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; City council members
    • Portrait of Walter Hutchinson Blair. Walter Hutchinson Blair (1890-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in both public and private schools in the area. Blair began work as a cashier at the Southern Bell Telephone Company and...
    • Michael Hickman

    • Wilmington (N.C.); University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Photograph of Michael Hickman in front of Trask Coliseum on University of North Carolina Wilmington campus after graduation for John T. Hoggard High School. Left to right: Michael Hickman and Jimmy Rivers. Michael Patrick Hickman (1984- ) and...
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Wright

    • Historic preservation; Conservation and restoration; Local history
    • This image is of Thomas and Elizabeth standing in front of the Mitchell-Anderson House, Wilmington's oldest structure, during a historic plaque ceremony. Thomas and Elizabeth Wright both played important roles in the revitalization of...
    • Fort Caswell Soldiers

    • World War I; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Soldiers from Fort Caswell, NC at an oyster roast at Lumsden's at Whiskey Creek. Oliver Hutaff is the young boy in the front, and George Hutaff, Jr., is at the back right behind the fence. Oliver Cromwell Hutaff (1907-1980) was the son of...
    • McEachern's Store

    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Louise Williams Love

    • Secretaries; Businesswomen; Junior League of Wilmington
    • Photograph of Henry Rehder, Louise Love, and Everett Hudggins at the Wilmington Retail Merchants Association Meeting. Louise Williams Love (1909-1994) was born in Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of James Sprunt and Mary Louise McGirt Williams....
    • Altaffer House

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    • Italianate style house built by Gerard Morgan Altaffer (1829-1907), pattern maker, contractor and partner of Altaffer & Price, makers of sash, doors and blinds; and wife, Mary R. Harris (1835-1901). Purchased for rental property in 1883 by Henry...
    • Dr. Edward Jenner Wood

    • Wood, Edward, 1878-1928; Tropical medicine; North Carolina Medical Society
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood. Dr. Edward Jenner Wood was born in Wilmington, NC on June 12, 1878, the son of Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received a...
    • Hickman Family visiting at Ft. Fisher

    • Fort Fisher (N.C.); Children
    • Photograph of the two Hickman children sitting at one of the outdoor cannons at Ft. Fisher, NC with a friend. From left to right: John Crutchlow (friend visiting from New Jersey), Johanna Hickman, and Michael Hickman. John Crutchlow (1978- ) and...
    • 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.
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Henry Louis Vollers

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Bankers; Grocery trade
    • Portrait of Henry Vollers. Henry Louis Vollers (1859-1922) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of German immigrants. Vollers was in the grocery business, a member of the firm of Turrentine, Vollers & Company in 1889. He opened his own wholesale...
    • William McKoy Bellamy & Anne T.S. Bellamy

    • Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • William McKoy Bellamy and Anne T.S. Bellamy on Wrightsville Beach William Jennings McKoy Bellamy (1882-1945) was the son of Congressman John D. Bellamy Jr, and husband of Anne T. S. Bellamy. They were married in 1916. He graduated from UNC...
    • Chestnut Street - 200 block.

    • Princess Street, Friendly Cafeteria Building, Musician
    • A blind musician played in front of the Art Moderne style Friendly Cafeteria Building located on Princess Street. Playing the harp and guitar he worked alone during the week and his wife joined him on weekends. Both had beautiful voices and often...
    • A.C.L. Freight Warehouse

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Warehouses, Waterfront
    • This b&w photograph features an aerial view of the A.C.L. Freight Warehouse and portions of the "A" building warehouse--both of which would later serve as home of the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
    • Leon Brogden

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; Basketball; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Coach Leon Brogden watching the New Hanover High School Wildcats play. Leon Lafayette Brogden, Sr. (1910-2000) was a legendary and much-loved sports figure in Wilmington, NC. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for over 32 years at New...
    • Lieutenant Mildred McGirt

    • Fairmont (N.C.); Navy Nurse Corps Association; Atomic bomb
    • Newspaper photograph of Lt. Mildred McGirt. Mildred McGirt Dudgeon (1921-2011) was originally from Fairmont, NC, and visited family in Wilmington, NC. In 1941 she joined the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps and served on the hospital ship "Bountiful." In...

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