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2691
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Photography's popularity increased in the state between 1865 and 1900, with about 450 itinerant and resident photographers working. Included for the first time were women and Afro-American photographers.
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2777
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Daguerreotype photographers in pre-Civil War North Carolina were itinerants, traveling the state by rail, wagon, or stage in the practice of their art. A number of daguerreans active in the state are profiled.
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2805
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With photography increasing in popularity between 1865 and 1900, around 450 itinerant and resident photographers found employment statewide. A listing of them is included.
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4565
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Men dominated photography in the 19th-century. It was felt the demands of the profession, such as developing, chemical knowledge, and cumbersome equipment, were too arduous for women who were mostly assistants. A few women persisted, including Malvina Ramsour in Lincoln County, Kate Johnson in Durham, and Mrs. H.H. Davisson in Oxford. It was at the beginning of the 20th-century that women began to step behind the camera. The premier woman photographer of this period in North Carolina was Bayard Wootten.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 12, May 2000, p88-92, il, por Periodical Website
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Record #:
21308
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An examination of civil governor William Woods Holden's utilization of the state's detective unit - a forerunner to the State Bureau of Investigation - to describe the role that secret agents played during the Reconstruction era in North Carolina. Particular attention is given to Holden's use of the agents in an effort to halt the spread of Ku Klux Klan violence and to thwart the plans of the clan to halt Republican political power and reestablish conservative rule in the state.
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Record #:
21831
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This article discusses the various celebrations held at Kitty Hawk over the years to mark anniversaries of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first successful powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine in December 1903. There were elaborate ceremonies for the 25th anniversary in 1928, the 50th in 1953, the 75th in 1978, and the dedication of the Wright Memorial in 1932. The article was written in anticipation of the 100th anniversary in December of 2003.
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Record #:
34596
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John Roberts was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1804 where he served until 1816. During this career, Roberts was a commissioned Lieutenant Colonel during 1813-1814 following the War of 1812 and worked as an assistant paymaster. He was elected to State Senate in 1816, however his term was short lived. In the winter of 1816, Roberts was accused of forgery and fraud relating to his work as a paymaster. While Roberts was eventually acquitted, the trial persisted until 1823. Roberts died shortly after he was found not guilty.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p6-7, il, por
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36461
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The author uses the incident of the great Durham fire of 1914 to compare before and after photographs of the event.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 31 Issue No. 2, , p12-16, il, map