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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Boy Scouts Camp

    • Scouting, crafts, badges, camping, outdoors, organizations,
    • Tents pitched, American and troop flags displayed, scouts are working in different groups. In the foreground are the beginnings of tee pees, a totem pole and a sign with "grizzo" written on it.
    • Delmas D. Haskett

    • Haskett, Delmas D.; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G
    • Delmas D. Haskett working in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. Delmas Dennis Haskett (1911-2002) was a well respected local historian, genealogist and author. Through his 40 volumes of abstracted records, countless...
    • Stanley Harts

    • Harts, Stanley Harold, 1952; Pender County (N.C.); Local history; Genealogists
    • Stanley Harold Harts working on his family history. Stanley Harts (1952- ) has done extensive research into his family history on both sides of his family, resulting in nine volumes of genealogical research on the Harts family, as well as many...
    • Blaine Daugherty

    • Bonsai; Master gardeners
    • Blaine Daugherty working on a pine tree during a Cape Fear Bonsai Society workshop, probably held at the New Hanover County Arboretum auditorium. Blaine's wife, Marie Brinton, is watching his work. The Cape Fear Bonsai Society was organized in...
    • Gladys Almon Sneeden

    • Independent insurance agents; Wilmington (N.C.); Women volunteers
    • Newspaper photograph of Mrs. LaMar Whiteford McIver on the occasion of her wedding, taken at her parents' home on Harbor Island, NC. Gladys Sneeden McIver (1922- ) was born in the Sea Gate area of Wilmington, NC. She went to Isaac Bear School,...
    • Opal Herring

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Women
    • Newspaper photograph used in Opal Herring's wedding announcement. Opal Viola Herring (1922-2011) married Edwin Love West at Temple Baptist Church in 1939. She attended Isaac Bear and New Hanover High Schools. She was employed by the State of...
    • NCRPC0973s

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Sports kept employees of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company active when they were not working on building vessels. This page features some photographs from the booklet, "Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding."
    • Dr. Robert Fales

    • Fales, Robert Martin, 1907-1995; Wilmington (N.C.); Physicians
    • Dr. Robert Fales working on his notes in front of the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library. Dr. Robert Martin Fales (1907-1995) was a local physician, historian, and native of Wilmington, NC. He attended Wake Forest for...
    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • Joseph Hatch Hinton

    • Hotelkeepers; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members
    • Portrait of Joseph Hatch Hinton. Joseph Hatch Hinton (1870-1952) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended public school in New Hanover County and began working at age 16. He became Chief Clerk at the Purcell Hotel in 1889, and soon afterwards...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Portrait of Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr. Claud O'Shields, Jr. (1941-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and Wilmington College. O'Shields worked for WECT-TV from 1958 to 1973. Since 1973, he has been working in the...
    • Robert L Henry

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • Herman Vogels Family

    • Colonists; Florist suppliers; Immigrants
    • Portrait of the Vogels Family. Herman Vogels was an educated Dutch businessman born in the Hague in 1868. He drew the attention of Hugh MacRae and Dr. Frederik van Eeden who were interested in starting a Dutch farm colony near Watha, NC. Vogels...


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