Today we highlight an old marketing treasure in the DHS pamphlet collection from 1912. The Baltimore, Chesapeake and Altantic Railway Company teamed up with the Maryland, Delaware & Virginia Railway Company to entice one and all to vacation along the U.S. eastern seaboard. “School Days Are Over; Vacation is Here.”
Dallas Green, who passed away just a few months ago in March of this year, managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 1980. Green was born on August 4th in 1934 in Newport, Delaware. He also went to school in the heart of Newport, at Conrad High School in … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son.
The Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Henry V” is taking place at Rockwood Park and Mansion through July 30th. Today we present excerpts from “Romantic Rockwood”, a book by Gilbert T. Vincent in the DHS collection about this beautiful Rural Gothic Villa in New Castle County near Shellpot Creek at Shipley Road and Washington Street … More Rockwood Museum
Our featured book this week is about one of Delaware’s popular beach communities along the bay and river Delaware.
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
No American company greater exemplifies the industry, community and the worker’s world of America in both the Reconstruction era and the Gilded Age than the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company. Every face in the following group portraits tells a story. Stern to serene to smiling, we see in each face what it meant to be a … More The Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, Titan of Shipbuilding
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950