Bugler Leroy Sharp (pictured), Clarence Southerland, and Victor Washburn are our Delaware WWI soldiers remembered today. Excerpts from the Wilmington Morning News exactly 100 years ago, are also provided.
” I lie, as lies you placid Brandywine Holding the hills and heavens in my heart For contemplation.” -Sidney Lanier Today’s feature collection piece is a charming publication from 1898 containing prose by John Russell Hayes and illustrations by artist Robert Shaw. The subject is the tranquil Brandywine River in Delaware’s “Chateau Country”. Along this … More The Idyllic Brandywine
Along with a few stories from the Wilmington Morning News, we present the WWI military service records of Claymont, Delaware resident Frank Slack, African American John Richards and Edward Starr who sailed from Boston to France and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany of December of 1918.
Our yearbook highlight this week is “The Statesman”, published by the student body of Delaware State College, n.k.a. Delaware State University. DSU was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly. In 1893, to more clearly distinguish the school from Delaware College in Newark, the school was formally renamed the State College for Colored … More The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University
Today we pivot back to the Sunday Star newspaper for good reason. The man pictured on the front page of the Star this week 100 years ago, is, in a very real sense, the originator of this WWI blog series on This Morning Is History. Arthur L. Bailey was head librarian at the Wilmington Institute … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering World War I in Delaware
On October 21st, 1927, five months after becoming the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh, visited northern Delaware as part of celebratory tour of the United States. The event is highlighted in the October ‘This Month In Delaware History’ on the front page of the Delaware Historical … More When Charles Lindbergh Came to Town
No currently published magazine better chronicles life, leisure, and culture in the State of Delaware than “Delaware Today”. The Delaware Historical Society has close to an entire run of this iconic magazine in its library collection. Today we sample the July 1986 issue. A monster sub from the first Capriotti’s sandwich shop in the country, … More The Best of Delaware, 1986