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    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hanover Seaside Club

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    • Hanover Seaside Club members standing in front of their new clubhouse on Wrightsville Beach, NC. In 1897 in order to promote beach property and increase river passenger service, the New Hanover Transit Company offered ocean front lots in...
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • 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...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...

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