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    • Riverfest Race

    • Cape Fear River, Riverfest, Budweiser, Race
    • This color photograph captures a group of participants dressed as Budweiser cans paddling down the Cape Fear River during Riverfest 1979.
    • Bible School at Wesley Methodist

    • churches, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Native Americans, South College Road, shelters, Christian schools
    • Spot News on Vacation Bible School at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. The 7 female teachers and one male teacher are dressed up in a variety of international costumes standing in front of a mud hut with a straw roof under a picnic shelter.
    • Boating at Greenfield Lake

    • Recreational activities, boating, WPA projects, Azaleas, parks, 3rd Street, spillways, Dr. Samuel Green
    • Canoes and rowboats being paddled between the cypress trees on Greenfield Lak where men are shown dressed in dark pants, white shirts, ties and hats. The lake was named for Dr. Samuel Green who owned a rice plantation on the site. The land was...
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume

    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “As I walk along” written across the front. Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason...
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume Holding Hat

    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of actress Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “When pogo was a boy” written across the front. Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Sue Lovering, performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and...
    • 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...
    • Reenactors at Brunswick Town

    • reenactments, Brunswick Town, NC
    • Spanish moss hanging from the trees glistens in the afternoon sunlight as Jason Bryant (left) and Don Shannon stroll around the grounds of Brunswick Town Sunday before the open house. The two, dressed in 18th century costumes greeted guests at the...
    • President Taft visits Wilmington, NC

    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Presidents--United States; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) views the live American flag created by Wilmington school children dressed in red, white and blue during his visit to the city on November 9, 1909. Visible along Market Street are St. James Episcopal...
    • Irene Smalls

    • African American women; African American Authors; Children's authors; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • Irene Smalls leading a music program for her book at the Main Library. Irene Smalls (1950- ) is an award-winning children's author. Her book "Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade" describes an old holiday custom celebrated along the Cape...
    • Bellamy Mansion Tours (3)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Historic district, historical houses, John D. Bellamy, slave quarters, museum, tourist attraction, antebellum architecture, tours
    • Photograph of the front of the Bellamy Mansion taken from across Market St. near the corner of 5th and Market St. House needs painting and repair work. A sign that says "Bellamy Mansion 1859 open" is attached to one of the large white colums near...
    • Jimmie Metts and friend

    • Wilmington, (N.C.); Children
    • Jimmie Metts (on left) and his friend Jimmie Hutt(?) in front of the Metts family home on Market Street, dressed for some kind of celebration. The family home stood across the street from where the Cape Fear Museum is today. James Isaac Metts...

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