Source: Frank M. Wooten, Jr., Papers (Manuscript Collection #126) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: These two postcards were sent from Beaufort, N.C., in July of 1911 to Mrs. Julia Wooten of Greenville, N.C., from Pattie. Perhaps Pattie was staying at the Inlet Inn pictured on one of the postcards, and she probably wore one of [...]
Tag: Social Life
Source: The Daily Reflector Image Collection East Carolina MC #741.28.f.45 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Over seventy years ago, on December 2, 1942, the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated. For more details, see the source link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1 This week’s staff pick is a reminder of the public’s awareness and fear after the start [...]
Source: Roanoke Island Baptist Church Records, #1129 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: This photograph is part of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church Records Collection; a collection donated by the Roanoke Island Baptist Church located in Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The picture shows a group of children standing in front of the church. There is no date that [...]
Source: George Leland Dyer Papers, #340 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This image from the George Leland Dyer Papers is of a Sumay girl, a native of the Mariana Islands located in Guam. It was taken in 1905 on the occasion of the girl’s marriage.
Taft Family Papers #784, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Source: Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features an undated photograph (left to right) of Major Orren Randolph Smith, his daughter Jessica and John T. B. Hoover. Smith and Hoover were both Confederate veterans who fought in the Civil War. On the back of the photograph a statement is [...]
Source: Wynns Family Papers #691-002, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features a 1961 two- sided advertising insert from Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company offering a space-saving home phone with a full range of colors. In this age when most people own cell phones and no longer use home [...]
Source: WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection Manuscript Collection #1177 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: The WVOT Radio Station known as “Wilson’s Voice of Tobacco Land” started broadcasting on June 3, 1948 and was the first radio station for the town of Wilson, North Carolina. WVOT’s programming centered on special events that took place at [...]
Source: William N. Still, Jr. Papers (#139) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Featured are two undated photographs of onsite trailers serving as living quarters for factory workers and their families for World War II-era shipbuilding workers. These workers were employed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation’s yards at Wilmington, North Carolina.
Source: Simon Baker Papers, #1130.1.b Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This image is of a group of children standing side by side watching a V-E (Victory in Europe) parade. The writing on the back of the photo reads as follows, “France, Mourmelon-le-Grand, Spectators at the V-E Day parade, May 9, 1945. Dr. Simon Baker, an [...]
Source: Benjamin B. Winborne Papers, collection number 691-005 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features a Spring and Summer 1912 Hat Sales Brochure for clothing manufacturer, Dunlap & Co. Inside the cover is printed the local sales agency, Sole Agency, Hampton Roads Hat Co., Norfolk, VA. Interestingly, this street scene features both a [...]