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Collection of wedding cakes and caterers photographs

Accession 1969.026

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo, 2013,

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-05-24T11:01-0400

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Collection of wedding cakes and caterers photographs (Accession 1969.026), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of wedding cakes and caterers photographs
Dates: circa 1925-1946
Accession Number: 1969.026
Creator: McConnell, Edith N.
Extent: 13 items
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Collection consists of 13 black and white prints, mostly dating from circa 1945.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Copies

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Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Edith N. McConnell was a confectioner and caterer in Wilmington, Delaware from the 1920s through the 1950s. She was the successor to the D.B. Jones Company, a confectionery business begun in 1880.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists photographs of wedding cakes, table settings, and restaurant interiors in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, mostly dating from around 1945. Some photographs show members of bridal parties, waiters, and restaurant staff, and a few of the individuals pictured are identified. Locations shown include the Newark Country Club, Scott Church, E.N. McConnell Restaurant, Blue Cross, and the home of Miss Amy du Pont.

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Access Points

Durham, Davis G., Mrs.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Tables set for dinner and waiter, Nathan Johnson
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Wedding cake of Mrs. James Scott, Newark, Delaware
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Wedding cake of the daughter of Jacob Warner
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Interior of store at 841 Market St, Wilmington, Delaware (Edith N. McConnell in foreground), circa 1925
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Wedding cake of the daughter of Mr. Vanderguft, Scott Church, 7th & Walnut, Wilmington, Delaware, 1946 November 23
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Bridal party, daughter of Mrs. A.B. [Nemours][illegible], Rosedale, Pennsylvania
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Table for bridal party, Miss Amy du Pont's house
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Wedding cake, Newark Country Club
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Store display at E.N. McConnell Restaurant, 841 Market St, Wilmington, Delaware
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Bride and groom cutting cake, Newark Country Club
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Supper served at Blue Cross, 9th & Orange, Wilmington, Delaware and waiters, H. Jefferson, C. Jefferson, J. Simms, and H. Henry
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GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Store display at E.N. McConnell Restaurant, 841 Market St, Wilmington, Delaware
Box Folder
GL 1 1969.026.1-13 Store display at E.N. McConnell Restaurant, 841 Market St, Wilmington, Delaware