Studying the Strings

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Two costumed children focus on the strings of the harp played by Marine TSgt. Claude Pedicord at the town of New Castle’s Tercentenary Celebration in 1951.

Studying the Strings

The Tercentenary celebrated in Old New Castle in 1951 brought thousands of people to town from local citizens to distinguished guests and foreign dignitaries. In 1651, Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch governor at New Amsterdam, sent a small fleet to the site of New Castle and built Fort Casimir. The Dutch wanted to make sure the Swedes knew the river trade belonged to them. So began the long history of the town of New Castle.

This photograph is found in the General Photograph Collection which is a broad collection of photos spanning the late 19th through 20th centuries. Most of the photographs are from the 1940s through the 1960s. It includes a variety of subjects from business and education to towns and recreation. This photograph is from the local events section.