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Charles Murray glass plate negatives of Wilmington, Delaware and Albany, New York

circa 1912
 Collection
Accession: 1975-242

Abstract

Charles B. Murray (1872-1947) worked as a foreman in building construction and was a resident of Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Christina Green (1878-1961). The collection consists of sixty glass negatives taken by Charles Murray of Wilmington, Delaware, and Albany, New York. Many of the views are of families, children and other groups of people, some of which were taken in parks or other recreational areas such as beaches. There are also views of the Wilmington Malleable Iron Company showing both equipment and employees, including the "office group" and the workers in the carpenter shop. There is also a view of the Jessup & Moore Paper Company Mills on the Brandywine in Wilmington.

Dates

  • circa 1912

Creator

Extent

60 item(s)

General Physcial Description

60 negatives : glass ; 4 x 5 in.

Biographical Note

Charles B. Murray (1872-1947) worked as a foreman in building construction and was a resident of Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Christina Green (1878-1961).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of sixty glass negatives taken by Charles Murray of Wilmington, Delaware, and Albany, New York. Many of the views are of families, children and other groups of people, some of which were taken in parks including Rockford Park and Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware, or other recreational areas such as beaches. Also included are views of children and some adults in pageants or plays, and a view of a Christmas tree with toys. Other views include houses on Vandever Avenue and Jackson Street in Wilmington, Delaware; backyards of houses, some identified as being in Wilmington; the Van Buren Street bridge over the Brandywine; and an unidentified canal in winter, probably in upstate New York. There are also views of the Wilmington Malleable Iron Company showing both equipment and employees, including the "office group" and the workers in the carpenter shop. There is also a view of the Jessup & Moore Paper Company Mills on the Brandywine in Wilmington. A few negatives show a quarry and quarry workers, possibly the Alapocas Quarry in Wilmington. One other miscellaneous view is of some kind of stuntman being run over by a car--with spectators watching.

Location

N1-6

Access Restrictions

Prints have been made of the glass negatives and are available for research. Glass plates do not circulate.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Charles Murray glass plate negatives of Wilmington, Delaware and Albany, New York
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400