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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...
    • Babies Hospital - Wrightsville Sound.

    • Babies Hospital, Hospitals, Wrightsville Sound
    • Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (extreme left) and his staff in front of the hospital. Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the pediatric hospital burned in 1927. The Mediterranean style replacement is...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • Silent movies were shown on an outdoor movie screen in the surf at Lumina, with spectators sitting on benches on the ocean side of the pavilion. The movies appealed especially to children for they were most often comedies or westerns. Bathers are...
    • South Seventh Street - 200 block.

    • S. Seventh Street, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Churches
    • Elizabeth Gibbs, a washerwoman, delivers laundry in a baby carriage, across the street from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 206 South Seventh Street. Ebenezer Baptist Church was organized in 1868 as an African-American Missionary Baptist...
    • Waterfront - Cape Fear River - Wilmington.

    • Waterfront, Cape Fear River, Navy, Destroyer, Blue, JoWaHa, Water Street, Market Street
    • The U.S. Destroyer, Blue, arrives in the Port of Wilmington. The JoWaHa Building (southwest corner, South Water and Market streets) and the side of the Eilers Building on the southeast corner are shown in the photo.
    • Wilmington, NC - Aerial view.

    • Wilmington, Aerial
    • The view is of the commercial district in the heart of downtown, roughly bounded by Market Street, North Second Street, North Fourth Street and Chestnut Street. Prominent buildings shown include City Hall, red brick courthouse, Colonial Apartments,...
    • Boating at Greenfield Lake

    • Recreational activities, boating, WPA projects, Azaleas, parks, 3rd Street, spillways, Dr. Samuel Green
    • Canoes and rowboats being paddled between the cypress trees on Greenfield Lak where men are shown dressed in dark pants, white shirts, ties and hats. The lake was named for Dr. Samuel Green who owned a rice plantation on the site. The land was...
    • Bag Pipes

    • New Hanover County, fairs, festivals
    • Jim Hunter of Wilmington, N.C., is shown filling his bag pipes with air. He played for a Piney Woods Festival crowd at Hugh McRae Park.
    • Street containing adult enterprises

    • bars, tattoo, parlors, adult, entertainment, buses, Camp Lejeune, servicemen
    • Tours of high crime areas and adult establishments on Court Street in Jacksonville, N.C. became part of the marines indoctrination briefings. Escorted by Jacksonville police and Onslow sheriff's officers, the military tourists were shown dark...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • George W. Williams Family

    • Families
    • Portrait of the Williams Family. Family members shown in this portrait: Top row, left to right: John Williams, George W. Williams, Katherine Murchison, Albert Williams, Robert Williams; Bottom row, left to right: David Williams, Fannie Williams,...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

    • 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...


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