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    • Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • actress, Hollywood, postcard
    • Front of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Susan Lovering. The postcard features an illustration of actress Deanna Durbin's Hollywood home. The reverse side gives Daisy's new address. Daisy (1869-1950) was an actress who...
    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Portrait of Daisy Lovering from Rear

    • actress, studio portrait, theatre
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • 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...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • 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...
    • Daisy Lovering in Costume

    • acress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Portrait of a Young Woman

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    • This portrait is probably of actress Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member of the ensemble for the...
    • 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...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; North Carolina. Adjutant General
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. (1876-1959) was born in Wilmington. He attended Tileston Normal School and Cape Fear Military Academy. In 1896, Metts enlisted in the Wilmington Light Infantry and fought in...
    • Headshot of Daisy Lovering

    • actress, theatre, studio portrait
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Unknown Woman at Orton Plantation

    • Orton Plantation
    • Helen Lovering's shadow can be seen taking the photograph of this unknown woman in front of a treet at Orton Plantation. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Helen had strong family ties to Wilmington and lived there for most of her adult...
    • North Water Street - 0 block - early 1920s.

    • N. Water Street, Coast Guard, Cutters, Modoc, McAdoo, Custom House, Menantic
    • The Coast Guard Cutters, Modoc and McAdoo, arrive at the government dock in front of the U. S. Customs House on North Water Street. At left is the ferry boat, Menantic. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the...
    • William Roy Yopp

    • Printing; baseball
    • Portrait of William Roy Yopp. William Roy Yopp (1886-1937) was born in Florence, South Carolina. He came to Wilmington in 1908 and first started work as a motorman on the street car lines. In 1911, Yopp helped to found the Regwill Printing...
    • Dino De Laurentiis, Martha Schumacher, and Frank Capra

    • Capra, Frank, 1934-2007; De Laurentiis, Dino; Motion picture industry
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of De Laurentiis (left), Schumacher (standing), and Capra (right). Frank Capra, Jr. (1934-2007), the son of a legendary Hollywood director, became a movie producer and president of EUE Screen Gems Studios in...
    • Oyster Roast.

    • Oyster Roast, Spofford Mills
    • Spofford Mill employees enjoy an oyster roast at the sound. Mr. J. Holmes Davis (1883-1969), President of the Mill, is the first man at the right hand side of the middle table. During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado...
    • Dr. Robert Fales

    • Fales, Robert Martin, 1907-1995; Wilmington (N.C.); Physicians
    • Dr. Robert Fales working on his notes in front of the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library. Dr. Robert Martin Fales (1907-1995) was a local physician, historian, and native of Wilmington, NC. He attended Wake Forest for...

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