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    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...
    • 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...
    • St. Mark's Episcopal Mission Church School

    • Church schools--United States; African American--History; African American educators
    • Photograph of teachers and students in front of St. Mark's Episcopal Church Mission School. The Mission School was founded in 1920 by Ethel Bernard. It was located at 719 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC and overseen by the Rev. Edward S. Willett,...
    • Imam Qasim Ahmed

    • Imams; Islam
    • Photograph of Imam Qasim Ahmed speaking at a Muslim rally held at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington, NC. Imam Qasim Ahmed has spoken several times at the Tawheed Islamic Center of Wilmington. He was possibly the first Imam to open a...
    • Bailey Theatre demolition (2)

    • North Carolina, movie, theaters, businesses
    • A workman from the Luther T. Rogers Co. chips away at the back wall of the Bailey Theatre on Front Street in downtown, Wilmington, N.C. Other workmen remove the roof providing an open air view.
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • Bridger Store, Bladenboro, NC

    • Blande County, North Carolina, retail shops, farm supplies, general stores, historic buildings, businessmen, prominent families
    • The Bridger Corporation, at 100 Main St., located in a large 2-story brick building in downtown Bladenboro has annouced its closing. The sign in the window announces a "liquidation sale early in May" . There is yard equipment in the showroom window...
    • Helen Grey Smith

    • Golf; Women Golfers; Ladies Professional Golf Association
    • Helen Smith hitting a golf ball out of the sand. Helen Grey Smith (1925-2010) was an outstanding golfer and golfing teacher in the Wilmington, NC area during the 1960s and 1970s. She and her husband, former state senator William Smith, moved to...
    • 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...
    • Traffic Waits for Bridge to Open

    • Traffic jams, Bridges, Wilmington, NC
    • Traffic sits at the foot of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge(at Wooster St.) Monday morning waiting for the gates to rise. The bridge, plagued by opening and closing difficulties, kept drivers trying to enter and leave Wilmington waiting by not...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...
    • Self-Service Car Wash

    • car washes, Wilmington, NC
    • A Kerr Ave. car wash (The Kerr Wash), sports signs showing the disapproval of the city's decision to shut off water to the self-service washer. An official letter was taped to the change machine. Other car washes in the area were open Friday for...
    • Lumina 1

    • Atlantic Ocean, Porches, beaches, Wrightsville Beach, Swimmers,
    • Ocean front view of Lumina Ballroom showing the additions of the pillars and veranda. People are congregating at the water's edge, on the veranda and under the building. Beach-goers have an array of outfits on, bathing suits, casual and Sunday...
    • 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...
    • Adult bookstore

    • pornography, entertainment, books, tapes, novelties, party, films
    • This photograph is an exterior view of the Open Mind Adult Bookstore No. 2, at 114 Dock Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C.

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