Saturday, April 29, 2006

Riverfront, Bowers Beach Delaware


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Here's an old undivided-back postcard, postmarked from Wyoming Delaware on September 9, 1907. The card was mailed to Mrs. Mary Jenkins in Woodside Delaware. Typically you'll see a message on the front of this type of card... because the reverse was reserved for the address only. But the front of this old beauty is clean, with just a name, "Sadie", written lightly in pencil on the lower border. I have a lot of cards from the Jenkins family and from those, know that Sadie was Mary's niece.

A lovely old scene of Bowers Beach 100 years ago. That looks like the old Kent Cottage Inn pictured in the upper left side of the postcard. Is the Heartbreak Hotel in the photo?

Look into the Jenkins History at RootsWeb.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Bowers Beach Delaware


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This old postcard was postmarked in Henderson Maryland on March 18, 1910 and sent by Mary to her sister, Miss Bertha Clough, then in Ridgely Maryland, in care of John Moore. A nice old view of Bowers Beach De.

See another Bertha Clough postcard featuring Woodland Beach and sent from Smyrna Delaware

Thursday, April 27, 2006

198th Coastal Artillery, Bethany Beach DE


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A nice old postcard postmarked on August 6, 1932 and mailed to Miss Marie Rosengren in Hartly Delaware. The card was sent by Pvt. Clarence Courtney, Battery G of the 198th (the Kent County Battery). This could be the Clarence C. Courtney buried in Camden Delaware along with his wife, L. Virginia Courtney. The 198th was commanded by Col. George Schulz of Hartly during this time period.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Charles Ingalls, Tioga County, Mansfield Pennsylvania


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A clear old postcard photo of Charles Ingalls (sometimes spelled Ingals) printed by the famed Vedder Studio of Mansfield Pennsylvania. The postcard is an AZO card dating from between 1904 and 1918. Mr. Ingalls probably lived in the tri-county area of Bradford PA, Chemung New York, and Tioga County PA. Do you know this man?

RootsWeb is your roadmap to the Ingalls Family.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Commerce St. Looking East, Smyrna Delaware


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A great old postcard showing an old scene in Smyrna DE. Denneys Flour and Feed store, a hardware store, a dry goods store, the Justice of the Peace, and H.D. Boyer Real Estate Broker. You can read a little about the business of H.D. Boyer in the Smyrna Times 100 years ago. The street is unpaved and there's not a car to be seen. Do you recognize Commerce Street?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Old Photo Postcard of Bridgeville Delaware


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Strawberry season in Bridgeville DE around 1910. This photo is on an old Cyko divided-back postcard and it shows a very busy Bridgeville Delaware. Lots of horse carts and wagons by the railroad tracks, maybe near the train station in Bridgeville. What do you think?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

A Picture of a House Near Hartly Delaware


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An old postcard postmarked from Hartly Delaware on August 17, 1910 and sent to Mr. Edwin Downes (sic) of Kenton Delaware..."near Downes Chapel". Does anybody know where this old house was/is?

Friday, April 21, 2006

Many Edwin Downs Postcards


Postcard to Mr. Edwin L. Downs Kenton Delaware

I have a pile of lovely old postcards and a few other cards written to Mr. Edwin Downs in Kenton DE and in Clayton Delaware, during 1908 through 1915. These sweet old things are mostly mailed from Dover Delaware, Hartly Delaware, Connellsville PA (Clarence J. Jacobs), and from Philadelphia PA (Mary Truitt). A nice little Christmas card from Mena L. Emis of Dover De. Mr. Downs appeared to be a very sought-after fellow.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

George Abbott of Milford Delaware


George Richard Abbott

Here is an old clipping of George Richard Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abbott of Milford Delaware. There are four old postcards that accompany this piece of family history and written to the Abbotts on East Front Street in Milford DE during 1914 through 1930 (I believe). One card from Aunt Nettie in Atlanta Georgia, one from Elizabeth Hammond in Milford Del, one from a sister or brother and one from "E.C.S." in Atlanta GA. Sunday School teacher Elizabeth Hammond was most likely a young lady in the prominant local family who has been selling cars in Milford now for over 100 years...Hammond Cadillac.

RootsWeb is a great place to learn more about the Abbott Family.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilmington DE


Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church

A historic old aluminum postcard dating from about 1906 and mailed to Mr. Enoch Knox at 1118 West Second Street, Wilmington Delaware. A lovely old print on a mailed Aluminum postcard featuring the old Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. The print includes the name of the Church Pastor, Rev. H.A.G. Westerfield, (most likely Harry Westerfield) and this is the same Reverend who joined Stanley Grand and Florence L. Howell in marriage on August 1, 1906. He is also very likely the same man who died at age 50 in Port Deposit Maryland on June 23, 1917 as reported by the Cecil Star in Northeast Maryland.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Mary Dunlap at Old Swedes Church in Wilmington


Mary L. Dunlap, February 1903.

A wonderful old photograph taken in February of 1903, according to the inscription on the reverse. The subject was Mary L. Dunlap. Taken on stump of the Old Tree in Old Swedes Church Yard in Wilmington Delaware.

For more about the Dunlap family, go to Genforum. Or check out the Dunlaps on Rootsweb.

Minnie Higman 1884


Old Report Card for Minnie Higman, 1884.

Lloyd had a couple of these old school report cards from 1884. Minnie Higman (Minerva Higman?) was a good student. Her teacher was Flora Webb but the school is not identified. These old things were probably found somewhere in Delaware or Maryland.

If you are looking for old treasures from Minnie Higman, contact me please.

Search for Higman History at RootsWeb.


John and Ella Brown


Two old photos of Ella H Brown and John Brown and Mr and Mrs Martin.

Here we have a set of photographs. The one on the left is Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Ella Brown (may be Ella K. Brown). The photo on the right shows Mr. and Mrs. Martin, and John Brown and Ella Brown. There is also an unidentified little girl in the center of the picture. These photos look to be from around 1900. Lloyd probably collected them in Delaware or Maryland. No photograph studio is identified.

If you can help reuite these with the Brown Family, please contact me.

Charles C. Brown


Old Photo of Chas. C. Brown, circa 1900 or before.

Here is a great old photograph of Charles C. Brown taken in Wilmington Delaware a very long time ago. The photo was taken by the Bucher Art Photography Studio at 720 Market Street in Wilmington DE. I have several photos of the Browns, including a more recent (1907) photo of this man and his wife, taken in Atlantic City New Jersey. Other Browns include Ella H. Brown and husband and a 100 year old wood post card with a photo from or to Miss Nettie Brown of Wilkes Barre PA.

I would really like to re-unite these photos with the family so let me know if this is one of your Browns. Keep an eye open for more to be posted soon.

Find more Wilmington Delaware Browns on Genforum
Take a look at John and Ella Brown on my blog.