Photograph of the last crew of the Northwind at the Wilmington, NC port in 1989.
The United States Coast Guard Cutter, Northwind, was one of the nation's largest ocean-going icebreakers at the time and a veteran of many missions to the polar...
This divided back postcard features a handcolored photograph capturing a woman dressed in a bathing suit posing among other beachgoers in front of the Steel Pier at the Seashore Hotel at Wrightsville Beach.
van Eeden, Frederik, 1860-1932; Colonists; Agriculture
Photograph of a family standing in front of one of the homes constructed for colonists at the Van Eeden farm colony.
The Van Eeden Colony was established in 1909, following the work of Dr. Frederik van Eeden and Hugh MacRae to purchase land in...
Photograph of Abdul Shareef reading a passage from the Holy Koran.
Abdul Ralman Shareef (1948- ) is the Imam (spiritual leader) of Wilmington, NC's Tauheed Islamic Center, a congregation of Muslim worshipers on Castle Street.
Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name.
George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson.
Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
Photograph of Adrian Hurst pointing towards the oyster and clam beds behind his home on Masonboro Sound.
Adrian D. Hurst (1901-1991) was born in Duck Creek, NC. Hurst, a self-described career instructor, began teaching math after earning a...
Cape Fear River, Waterfront, Downtown Wilmington, Custom House, Federal Building
This b&w photograph captures a view of the Cape Fear River and Wilmington's waterfront. Featured in the photograph are buildings belonging to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, the Murchison building, and the Federal Building or Custom House.