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    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...
    • Wells Collection, 1893-1998

    • Wells, Richard Howard, -- 1921-1996 -- Correspondence; Wells, Percy Weston, -- 1880-1953; Wells family; Bijou Theatre (Wilmington, NC); Law enforcement -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington -- Personnel; Aerialists -- United States -- 20th century
    • The collection consists of newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs (including a late 19th c. photograph button and one tintype), certificates, programs, and a scrapbook that documents some of the circus acts popular during P.W. Wells’s...
    • Frances Weller

    • Television news anchors; Television stations
    • Head shot of Frances Weller. Frances Rosalie Weller (1959- ) is a popular television co-anchor on WECT. She has worked at WECT since 1982. She was born in Wilmington, NC, and attended Alderman Elementary, Roland Grise Middle School, and Hoggard...
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson

    • Southport (N.C.)
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson as the winner of the "Miss Fluffy Ruffles" contest in North Carolina. "Fluffy Ruffles" refers to either a short-lived Broadway play, or a popular two-step dance of the day. Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967) was a long...
    • Donn Ansell

    • Radio talk shows; Radio stations
    • Newspaper photograph of Donn Ansell. Donald Harriss Ansell (1943-2012) was born in Trenton, NJ. He was an actor, radio producer and television talk show host. In 1984, he bought the Wilmington radio station WAAV and hosted the popular program,...
    • Drew House

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    • House built for Bettie Lee Drew (1872-1940), native of Wilson, NC, widow of Samuel Summerfield Drew (1863-1913), native of Southport, NC, grocery salesman. The one-story, gable-front bungalow is reminiscent of the popular ready-built houses of the...
    • Lyrics to "Homespun Dress" Page 1

    • Homespun, Dress, Civil War songs, blockade, Owen
    • "Homespun Dress" was a popular Civil War song in the South, attributed to Carrie Belle Sinclair and sung to the tune of "The Bonnie Blue Flag." It details how Southern women were proud to wear their handmade goods as a result of the Union...
    • Lyrics to "Homespun Dress" Page 2

    • Homespun, Dress, Civil War songs, blockade, Owen
    • "Homespun Dress" was a popular Civil War song in the South, attributed to Carrie Belle Sinclair and sung to the tune of "The Bonnie Blue Flag." It details how Southern women were proud to wear their handmade goods as a result of the Union...
    • The Spinster's Club

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    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Bame's Hotel
    • Bame's Hotel, located on Cape Fear Boulevard at Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Carolina Beach
    • Hotel Royal Palm is in the center. Next door to right, is Fountain's Rooms and Apartments. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • People on the beach and in the surf - boardwalk is left. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area...
    • Carolina Beach, northern extension.

    • Carolina Beach, Beaches
    • Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • Photograph of children playing a game of “Tap,” about 1929, taken from the boardwalk. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt...
    • Ellyn Bache

    • Bache, Ellyn; Authors
    • Photograph of Ellyn Bache. Ellyn Bache (1942- ) is a popular writer who lived in Wilmington, NC for over twenty years. She has written a number of books, short stories, and worked as a freelance newspaper journalist. She once owned Banks Channel...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach Hotel, Bame's Hotel, Cape Fear Boulevard
    • Carolina Beach Hotel, later Bame's Hotel, was located on Cape Fear Boulevard. Street scene shows vintage autos. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Lifeguard
    • Children pose on beach with the boardwalk and a life guard stand in the background. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Aerial, Water Tower
    • Aerial view from the water tower, looking northeast. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in...

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