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Wilmington, Delaware area historic images

1930-1950
 Collection
Accession: 1975-249

Abstract

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collection consists of three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates

  • 1930-1950

Creator

Extent

3 item(s)

General Physical Description

3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Historical Note

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. Originally colonized by the Swedish, Dutch and English in the seventeenth century. Wilmington was incorporated in 1731 and received a city charter in 1832.

Scope and Content

Three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Camelback engine photograph, Wilmington and Northern division of Reading RR (Accession 1983.243) is identical photograph of locomotive #1167 in Greenville, Delaware.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Provenance

Copied from the collection of W.W. Laird.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Wilmington, Delaware area historic images
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