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    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Surf Bathing
    • View of beach and bathers. 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...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Pure Oil, Gas Station
    • Pure Oil station. 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...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Boardwalk and pavilion. 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Pavilion, boardwalk and stand. 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Concessions
    • Main boardwalk area, including concessions. Early auto and delivery truck. 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...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox

    • Thomas, Joe 1909-1984; Wilcox, Eddie 1907-1968; Jazz musicians
    • Newspaper photograph from of Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox. Eddie Wilcox (1907-1968) was from Method, NC (Wake County). He attended Fisk University and was a well known jazz pianist and arranger. After the death of Jimmie Lunceford in 1947, he...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • 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...

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