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: 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 [...]
Source: Hunter-Wills Family Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Described as “The ‘Eclipse’ on Wheels, this portable steam engine was produced by Frick & Co. of Waynesboro, PA. It is described as “especially adapted for threshing grain, sawing wood and lumber, ginning cotton, and whenever it is necessary to move [...]
Source: Barbour Boat Works, Inc. Records Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: This image offers a nice view of the Barbour Boat Works factory in New Bern, North Carolina. The business ended in the mid-1980s. Included in the Barbour Boat Works, Inc. Records are important ship drawings, correspondence and photos. We plan to add descriptions of all [...]
Source: Frank A. Armstrong, Jr. Papers Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Colonel Frank Armstrong with air crew in front of bomber. This 306th Heavy Bomber Group, Army Air Forces crew flew first daylight bombardment raid over Germany during World War II.
Source: The Daily Reflector Image Collection, Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: The “cat’s eye” marble reflector was invented in 1933 by Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_eye_(road)
Source: Benjamin B. Winborne Papers, 1872-1930 #691.005 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features a menu from the Willoughby Beach Hotel (Willoughby Beach, VA) dated July 15, 1905. This item came from the Benjamin B. Winborne Papers. Not much information was readily available on the hotel; however, the link below offers a few [...]
Source: Robert Lee Ghormley Papers East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1153 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features two of the many World War II era British war propaganda posters that are held in the Robert Lee Ghormley Papers. Vice Admiral Robert Lee Ghormley, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1906, [...]
Source: Barbour Boat Works, Inc. Records, 1943-1998, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #758 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: General Motors Corporation (GMC) has flourished throughout much of its history as a major American automobile manufacturer. Considered “one of the big three,” alongside Ford and Chrysler, GMC was created in 1908. The great Wall Street crash in [...]
Source: Guide to the Harry Seymour Logan Papers, 1930-1936, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #111 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: We hear a lot of comparisons these days between the current economic climate and the era of the Great Depression. Today’s staff pick is a portion of a letter that offers some public viewpoint during the [...]