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    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Stephanie Kimbro & swan

    • Historic gardens; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Stephanie Kimbro and one of the swans at Airlie Gardens. The Kimbro family had their pictures taken in Airlie Gardens every Easter. Airlie Gardens was started in 1901 as a private garden for the Pembroke Jones family. It became a public garden in...
    • Robert E. Allen

    • Air Force; Columbus County, (N.C.)
    • Robert E. Allen in Air Force uniform about age 17 Robert E. Allen (1931-1998) was born in Columbus County, NC. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 16 years old. He was based in California and in Alaska, and was a cook for the officers'...
    • Kadala children on a snowy day

    • Netherlands; Snow
    • The Kadala children in the front yard of their home in the Bayshore/Ogden area of New Hanover County, NC. This was an unusually heavy snowfall for Wilmington. From left to right: Neil Kadala (1986- ), Annie Kadala (1984- ), and Susan Kadala...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Elkins Family

    • Elkins Family
    • Elkins family sitting on the porch, in Clarkton, North Carolina. The Elkins Family of Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina. These are relatives of Tommie Wells, who donated the picture to the library. The two people seated are Ms. Wells'...
    • Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Photograph of Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski. Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski (1979- ) and a great snow bunny from a rare Wilmington, NC snow fall. His mother Harriet remembers that Jonathan (on left) didn't have any snow boots so she...
    • Marshall E. Allen

    • United States. Army; Columbus County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Marshall E. Allen in his army uniform. Marshall E. Allen (1942-1987) was born in Columbus County, NC. He refueled helicopters in Vietnam during his army service.
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • Charlotte and Mary Fennell

    • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
    • Photograph of Charlotte and Mary Fennell. Charlotte Fennell Wylie (1889-1918) and her sister Mary (Mamie) J. Fennell (1897-1970) lived at 807 Market Street in Wilmington. They were neighbors with the Metts family, and gave James I. Metts the album...
    • Esther Cohen Lazarus

    • Jews
    • Painted oil portrait of Esther Cohen Lazarus. Esther Cohen Lazarus became the first wife of Aaron Lazarus , son of a wealthy Charleston merchant on May 10, 1803. They had eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. At that time, there was...
    • Stephanie and Jonathan Kimbro

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Jonathan and his older sister Stephanie Kimbro in front of their house in a late Wilmington, NC snowfall. Wilmington received 4.2 inches of snow in March of 1983, and a record 2.9 inches for the day on March 24.
    • Joseph E. Nealey

    • Wilmington National Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army
    • Joseph E. Nealey with the family dog in the backyard. Joseph E. Nealey (1917-1945) was the son of William and Mary Nealey. He died in Italy just before the end of World War II. In 1949, the United States government brought his body home. He is...
    • Johnnie Van B. Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners
    • Photograph of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr., captioned "Little John, 1920, in Raleigh." John Van Bokkelen Metts Jr (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II, and served as President of the North Carolina...
    • Harriet and Jonathan Kimbro at Riverfest

    • Festivals; Cape Fear River (N.C.)
    • A photograph showing Harriet Kimbro (far left) and her son, Jonathan, downtown by the river at a display for Poplar Grove Plantation at Riverfest 1982. Riverfest began in 1979 and is celebrated in October every year. It runs along the Cape Fear...
    • Jimmie I. Metts, Jr. and neighbor

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Children
    • Jimmie I. Metts sitting on the front porch of either his house or his neighbor's on Market Street. He is sitting with his dog and the neighbor, Ms. Fennell, either Charlotte or Mary, who went by Mamie. James Isaac Metts, Jr. (1910-1990) lived at...
    • Biking along Park Avenue

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, paths, trails, cyclists, bicycles, crimes,
    • Residents on Camellia Dr. are not worried about the recreational bikers, like the lone rider pictured, who use the existing bike trail that follows Park Ave., but are more concerned with criminals who use it for easy access from low-income to more...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...

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