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 his undergraduate degree. Dr. Fales practiced medicine from 1935 to 1985, and after retirement he kept his office hours at the North Carolina Room of the public library. He eventually amassed a collection of over 1300 color slides and original images of people and places in Wilmington's past. His photographs are online at the New Hanover County Public Library's digital archives. His book "Wilmington Yesteryear" paints a vivid picture of Wilmington's past. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
1988 November 17
Fales, Robert Martin, 1907-1995; Wilmington (N.C.); Physicians
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