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    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Tobacco Farm.

    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from the plants, they were tied onto...
    • Tobacco Farm.

    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • Two men stand in a tobacco field. One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from...
    • Millie-Christine McKoy

    • McKoy, Millie-Christine, 1851-1912; African American--History; Conjoined twins; Whiteville, (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Millie-Christine McKoy. Millie-Christine McKoy (1851-1912) was born in the Welches Creek area close to Whiteville, NC. (The twins referred to themselves as "I".) She was born a slave and sold when only one-year-old to a series of...
    • John Winecoff

    • Mounted police; Race riots
    • Black and white newspaper photograph of John Winecoff being honored as an Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer. John Winecoff (1949- ) joined the Wilmington, NC Police Department in May of 1971, three months after the firebombing of Mike's...
    • Eliza Nutt Parsley

    • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Cape Fear Chapter No. 3
    • Copy of a painted portrait of Eliza Nutt Parsley. Eliza "Hallie" Hall Nutt Parsley (1842-1920) married William M. Parsley in 1862. He was in Company F of the 3rd NC Regiment, NC Infantry. He advanced to the rank of Lt. Colonel, and died...
    • NCRPC0861

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • The S.S. Santa Elisa was completed was launched May 6, 1944. This photograph of the 123rd ship completed by the NC Shipbuilding Company was taken July 31, 1944. It took 101 days to construct the ship at the NC Shipbuilding Company.
    • Serving Smoked Mullet

    • Brunswick Town, NC
    • Mark Munden of the American Society of Interpretive Historians, lets Richard Lawrence and his 2 sons Randy (in his arms), and Jeffery (on his back), try some of the smoked mullet at the Heritage Days at Brunswick Town.
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Thomas Edward Beall, Jr.

    • Festivals; Pirates
    • Photograph of Thomas Edward Beall, Jr., possibly dressed for Feast of the Pirates, a local festival that was celebrated for three days in August, 1927-1929. Thomas Edward Beall, Jr. (1892-1942) was the son of Thomas Edward and Martha Byrd...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...

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