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Wilmington, Delaware postcards

circa 1906-1909
 Collection
Accession: 1980-240

Abstract

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. The collection consists of eight postcards featuring scenes in and around Wilmington, Delaware. The postcards were published by Julian B. Robinson, a Wilmington printer.

Dates

  • circa 1906-1909

Extent

8 item(s)

General Physical Description

8 prints (postcards) ;,9 x 13.9 cm.

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

The collection consists of eight postcards featuring scenes in and around Wilmington, Delaware. The postcards were published by Julian B. Robinson, a Wilmington printer. Five of the postcards feature scenes along the Brandywine including the B&O Railroad bridge, powder mills at the Du Pont Powder Yards and the Barley Mill Dam. The Grand Opera House, the Garrick Theatre, the Clayton Street Bridge in Brandywine Park and the New Castle County Court House appear on the other three postcards.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Wilmington, Delaware postcards
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