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Captured In Time - Cities and Towns In Delaware

Dover Air Force Base - After the United States entered World War II in late 1941, the newly completed Dover municipal airfield was leased to the U.S. Army Air Corps and assigned to the Eastern Defense Command as a coastal patrol base.

Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection - This is the Archives’ best collection of historical Sussex County photographs and features a wide range of subjects that give an excellent view of Sussex County life from about 1860 through 1963.

Haunted Delaware - Rumors and legends of hauntings have grown up around these locations for many years, but please remember as you view the images that seeing is not necessarily believing.

A Photographic View of Delaware in the 1890s - In the 1890s, two publications were printed that left a valuable photographic timepiece of Delaware during the era. Both Art Work of Wilmington and Art Work of Delaware are part of the Archives’ Rare Book Collection.

State Board Of Health Photographs - Photographs maintained by the State Board of Health primarily for education and publication purposes.

State Highway Department Photographs - Photographs that document the transportation history of Delaware in the 20th century.



Delaware Public Archives Photo Order Instructions - Fill out the Photograph Order form, print it out, and then mail it along with your payment to Delaware Public Archives: Order Form