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    • James Francis Post

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company
    • Portrait of James Francis Post. James Francis Post (1881-1948) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and attended Cape Fear Academy. Post entered the railroad service in 1900 as secretary to Horace...
    • 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...
    • 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 ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Working on the Railroad

    • State Port off Burnett Blvd.
    • Lewis Davis and William Simms beat out a rhythmic sound as they drive spikes into a new section of track at the state port. Watching is supervisor Guy Williams. The workers were setting the "frog," a 4000 lbs piece of the switching mechanism that...
    • 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...
    • Joy Welch

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Police dispatchers; Oxfordshire (England)
    • Joy Welch working as a dispatcher at the Carolina Beach Police Department. Joy Welch (1947- ) worked as a police dispatcher at the Carolina Beach Police Department in late 1980s. She was originally from Oxfordshire, England, but moved to Carolina...
    • 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...
    • Fred Little

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Printing
    • Portrait of Fred Little. Fred Little (1891-1975) was born in Mecklenburg County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1908 as an office clerk at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. During World War I, Little served in France and was discharged...
    • Robert L Henry

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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bill Powell with Ben Steelman

    • Powell, William Stevens, 1919-; Historians; Authors
    • Photograph of Bill Powell with Ben Steelman at a book signing for the "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. William S. Powell (1919- ), known as Bill, is a renowned North Carolina...
    • Depression - 1930s.

    • Great Depression, Rehder
    • Notation on back of photo: "Two 'unemployables' working in their garden in a portion of an infrequently used and unpaved street. The little girl is their grandchild. The man in the Panama hat standing on the curbstone is Carl Rehder."

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