We tour the life and times of Wilmington High School in 1993 this week. The school was located on Lancaster Avenue at DuPont Road in northern Delaware. Several unique segments are presented in the school’s yearbook “Beyond Imagination” such as “If I Had A Million Dollars”, “Did You Know?” ,”Adopt a Freshman” and “My Favorite … More A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s
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
On June 25th, 1917, the first wave of American soldiers arrived on the shores of France. On June 27th, the largest gun ever built up until that time, Germany’s “Lange Max” fired for the first time. It’s target was Dunkirk.
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
During this week in 1917, as WWI continued, Germany conducted its first airplane bombing raid of London. News from and Sunday Star newspaper and service records for Delaware soldiers William Alderson, James Joseph Barker, and John Gainor are presented in this post.
Headlines from the Sunday Star newspaper June 10th, 1917 appear in this post. Among other news, Delaware is asked to contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross for the War effort. Russian and French revolutions are compared in an article. An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/