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    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

    • Compton, Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?-1743
    • Steel engraving of Spencer Compton. Spencer Compton, the first (and only) Earl of Wilmington (1673-1743) was elected to the House of Commons in 1698, and became Speaker of that House. He was First Lord of the Treasury under King George II, a...
    • Elijah Hewlett

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Census takers (Persons)
    • Studio portrait of Ejiah Hewlett. Elijah Hewlett (1828-1919) was born near Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of John Hewlett Jr. and Ann Eliza Todd Hewlett. He was appointed Captain of the Masonboro Home Guard by Governor Vance during the Civil War....
    • NCRPC0848

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Miss Charlene Register, sponsor of the S.S. Game Cock, prepares to christen the vessel on May 26, 1944. Also included in the photo are representatives of New Hanover High School. Also pictured are Barbara Marshall (second from left); Betty Evans...
    • Simeon Archibald Schloss

    • Theatrical managers; Theaters
    • Studio portrait of Simeon A. Schloss. Simeon Archibald Schloss (1865-1913) was born in Virginia. He was the son of Bavarian immigrants who owned several hotels in Raleigh, Salisbury, and Wilmington, NC. Schloss worked in a number of different...
    • Munds Drug Store

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for Solomon (1832-1904), Samuel (1837-1903) and Marcus (1843-1887) Bear, natives of Bavaria, Germany, and dry goods merchants. Remained in Bear family until 1985. James Dickinson Munds (1855-1893)...
    • John Jay Burney

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Lawyers
    • Portrait of John Jay Burney. John Jay Burney (1896-1955) was born in Bladen County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1914 to accept a position as clerk in the accounting department of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. Burney enlisted in...
    • Millican House

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    • Tudor Revival style house built for Alexander Graham Millican (1895-1976), native of Whiteville, druggist and owner of Standard Pharmacy; and wife, Louise Beale (1900-1979), native of Norfolk, VA. The property was included in the first North...
    • Lumina, 1910-1914

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, ballrooms
    • Lumina Pavilion was purchased by Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company in 1905. The building was designed by Henry E. Bonitz and included a bowling alley, changing rooms, and a ballroom that it was most famously known for. It was given it's...
    • North Front Street, 200 block, east side.

    • N. Front Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison-Acme Building
    • At right on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets is the Murchison National Bank - Acme Building. The bank organized in March 1899, moved into the structure in 1902. Charles McMillen was the architect, with John H. Brunjes, the builder....
    • Sammy Davis, Sr.

    • Davis, Sammy, Sr., 1889-1988; African American entertainers
    • Sammy Davis, Sr. appearing in a nightclub. Sammy Davis, Sr. (1900-1988) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was a singer-dancer whose career included vaudeville, motion pictures, television, the stage, and appearances at many of the nations' best...

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