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This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 207PN
Description: Clayton Fire Company, Railroad Avenue, Clayton
Date: 1920s - 1930s
Photographer: Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W.T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location: Box 2, Folder 8

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 11,920p
Description: Cape Henlopen Lighthouse and lightkeeper’s house
Date: 1910s
Photographer: Sanborn Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 18, Folder 11

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 11,556p
Description: Railroad Avenue, Delmar
Date: 1925
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 3, Folder 8

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 11,583p
Description: Second annual convention of “The Professional Photographers of Delaware” at the Schwarz Studio, Dover.
Date: November 1, 1934
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 3, Folder 9

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 571pn
Description: Dover Phillies baseball team, Eastern Shore Baseball League.
Date:  1946-1948
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 4, Folder 5

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number: 581pn
Description: William Henry Comprehensive High School faculty, Dover
Date: 1950s
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name: Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location: Box 4, Folder 5

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  12,215p
Description:  Seaford Library
Date:  Ca. 1920s-1930s
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 27, Folder 17

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,794p
Description:  Albert Henry Waller and family sitting on the porch of their “Tent” at the Laurel-Bethel Camp Meeting. Waller was a professional photographer in Laurel from 1897 until 1943 when his son took over the business. 
Date:  Ca. 1900
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 15, Folder 7

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  1114p
Description:  Employees of Hudsons’ Bakery, Georgetown. From the left is Anthony L. Hudson, his son Edwin Hudson, ?, ?, Herman Waples Johnson, ?, ?, and C. Gill.
Date:  Ca. 1940s
Photographer:  Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 5, Folder 14

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,973p
Description:  Harmony Five, Millsboro
Date:  Ca. 1940s
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 21, Folder 8

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,480pn
Description:  Rehoboth Beach Patrol
Date: 1950
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 24, Folder 10

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,467pn
Description:  Steam locomotive and train at Georgetown Station.
Date:  Ca. 1920s
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 12, Folder 17

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,454p
Description:  Rehoboth Avenue and Horns Pavilion on the boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach.
Date:  Ca. 1913
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 346158, Folder 4

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,450pn and 11,451pn
Description:  Fourth of July Parade, Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.
Date:  July 4, 1913
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 346159, Folder 4

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,412pn
Description:  Two boys with wagon enjoying the surf and sand at Rehoboth Beach
Date:  Ca. 1920s
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 26, Folder 2

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  11,336p
Description:  Mr. Norbom and sponsor Miss Langhild Lysholm at the launching of Schooner No. 4, contract 1336, Pusey and Jones Company, Wilmington.
Date:  August 16, 1917
Photographer: F.E.B.
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 346159, Folder 5

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  10,721p
Description:  Pilots Elinor Smith, George Haldeman, and Amelia Earhart beside a Bellanca CH-300 Airplane.  Smith set the 1929 solo endurance record for women, and Haldeman was the pilot for the first nonstop flight from New York to Cuba in 1929. Both feats were accomplished in a CH-300.  Bellanca manufactured planes at their New Castle plant.  It is known that Earhart visited in March 1929 and sought to buy a plane.  However, in the opinion of Elinor Smith, Amelia had trouble flying it, and Bellanca refused to sell one to her.
Date:  Ca. 1929
Photograper:  Sanborn Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 23, Folder 11

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  4378pn
Description:  Martha Washington Candies and Delaware Cycle Company, 407 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington.  This shop owner, dressed in his Harley-Davidson jacket, proudly displays the Harley motorcycles he has for sale.
Date:  Ca. 1915
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 30, Folder 3

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  4279p
Description:  Faries Funeral Home, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna
Date:  1920s – 1930s
Photographer: Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 29, Folder 10

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  4022pn
Description:  Enterprise Milling Company, Seaford
Date:  Ca. 1928
Photographer: Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 27, Folder 6

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  3768p
Description:  Lounge Room, Old College Hall, University of Delaware. Day and Klauder of Philadelphia was the architect and George and Borst of Philadelphia was the builder.
Date:  1924
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 23, Folder 17

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  3766pn
Description:  Party of young men taken to Newark by auto on Farmer’s Day, Delaware College.
Date:  July 29, 1915
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 23, Folder 17

 
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Photograph Number:   3431p
Description:  Wilson Mathias on pony in front of White’s Cafeteria, Milton.  The movie “Bright Lights” was released in 1925.
Date:  Ca. 1925
Photographer: Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 22, Folder 6

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  3015pn
Description:  Vinal E. Bennett Nash automobile dealership, Milford
Date:  September 28, 1949
Photographer: H. G. Tropea
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 19, Folder 13

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  2888p
Description:  U. S. Coast Guard Station, Lewes.
Date:  Ca. 1939
Photographer:  Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 18, Folder 13

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  2781pn
Description:  Fishing boats Eugene F. Price, Peter C. Struven, James M. Gifford, and Mary B. Garner at Queen Anne Pier, Lewes.  Notice the segregated waiting area.
Date:  Ca. 1920s
Photographer:  Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 17, Folder 20

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  2039p
Description:  Moraines Restaurant and Hotel, Harrington
Date:  1925
Photographer:  Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 13, Folder 7

 
This picture is described in the text below.
Photograph Number:  2398pn
Description:  Men and women assembling baskets at the Marvel Packaging Company, Laurel.
Date:  1920s-1930s
Photographer:  Waller Studio
Collection RG: 9015-003-001
Collection Name:  Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
Location:  Box 14, Folder 16