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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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Lydia Knox & Hilburn Johnson

    • Bladen County (N.C.); Martin County (N.C.); Farmers
    • Lydia Knox and Hilburn Gray Johnson. Lydia Knox (1894-1969) married Hilburn Johnson (1894-1919). They are the grandparents of Elaine Brown. Lydia was born in Martin County, NC and passed away in Virgnia. Hilburn was a farmer and lived in the...
    • Jimmie I. Metts on Front Street

    • Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Jimmie I. Metts. The black and white photograph is labled "Hep Cat! Zoot Suit, Drape Shape!!" and shows James Isaac Metts walking down Front Street in Wilmington, NC. Metts (1910-1990) was the grandson of the Civil War General...
    • Helen Johnson Carter

    • Bladen County (N.C.)
    • Helen Johnson Carter Johnson in front of White Lake, NC. Helen Johnson (1916-2004) was born in Nash County, NC and raised in Bladen County, NC. She married Daniel Carter, who died in the 1950s, and then Harvie Johnson, becoming Helen Johnson...
    • Maria Wilkinson

    • Roses; Wilmington (N.C.); American Rose Society
    • Maria Wilkinson, Rresident of the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society, standing in the backyard of her home in Wilmington, NC. Maria Wilkinson is the wife of Chris Wilkinson. The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society is affiliated with the American...
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson

    • Sampson County (N.C.); Bladen County (N.C.)
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson Archibauld Cameron Johnson (1850-1913) was born in Sampson County, NC. His first marriage was to Sarah Register (1851-1891). His second marriage was in 1892 to Emmaline Smith (1871-1957) of Bladen County, NC. He is...
    • Richard Evers

    • Orchids; Wilmington (N.C.); American Orchid Society
    • Richard Evers holding one of his beautiful orchids, probably at the auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum. Richard P. Evers (1944- ) is a member of the Cape Fear Orchid Society. The Cape Fear Orchid Society was founded in 1987 to study...
    • Mamie Smith Davis

    • Bladen County (N.C. )
    • Mamie Smith Davis sitting in a chair in someone's front yard in Bladen County, NC. Mamie Smith Davis (1879- 1965) is the great-grand-aunt of Elaine Brown. She lived in Bladen County, and is buried in Cypress Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
    • Richard & Betty Gail Buggeln

    • Camellias; American Camellia Society; Gardening Societies, etc.
    • Richard and Betty Gail Buggeln in the backyard of their home in Wilmington, NC. They are standing in front of one of their large camellias (C. japonica 'Mathotiana'). Richard Buggeln (1942- ) and Betty Gail Buggeln (1945- ) are leaders in the...


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