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    • Warren Pennington & Kenyon Woody

    • Aviation; World War, 1914-1918
    • Warren Pennington (right) and Kenyon Woody standing in front of a World War I "Jenny" airplane. Kenyon Woody (1898-1986) was a World War I veteran when this picture was taken. They are standing next to Woody's war surplus Jenny airplane one...
    • 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...
    • Parade of Returning First World War Soldiers

    • First World War, 81st Division, parade, World War I, horse, horses
    • Crowds line the West corners of North Front and Princess streets of Wilmington, N.C., for a parade of returning First World War soldiers in 1919. The center displays a horse drawn vehicle draped with the 81st "Wildcat" Division banner. The 81st...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; National Guard; Lawyers
    • Portrait of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. Royce Stanley McClelland (1888-1981) was born in Portland, MI. He came to Wilmington, NC in 1912 at the age of 18, and began work with Alexander Sprunt & Sons. During World War I, McClelland served in...
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Fort Fisher, NC.

    • Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Civil War
    • Beach and ruins of Civil War earthenworks, with a damaged house in the foreground. Fort Fisher Beach and Hotel CafĂ© building. Note erosion. Written on the original photo: "Three years ago the rear end of this building stood at the point of this...
    • Thomas Walker Davis

    • Lawyers; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Atlantic Coast Railroad Company
    • Portrait of Thomas Walker Davis. Thomas Walker Davis (1876-1951) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in the public schools and at Cape Fear Academy. Davis worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company in various capacities before...
    • Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum

    • Physicians; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum. Robert Barnard Slocum (1879-1933) was born in Reading, PA. He was educated in the school of New York and received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Slocum moved to...
    • Fort Caswell Summer Encampment

    • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Wilmington Light Infantry summer encampment at Ft. Caswell, NC around 1911. From left to right: Jim Holmes, George Lynch, Edward Z. King (1892-1978), David Loming, Jim Wilson, Pinky Turner. The Wilmington Light Infantry was a local militia unit...
    • Daniel D. Cameron

    • City council members; Businessmen; World War, 1939-1945
    • Photograph of Daniel D. Cameron. Daniel D. Cameron (1921-2005) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is a graduate of New Hanover High School and attended the Virginia Military Institute, graduating as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1942. Cameron...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...

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