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Change over time is a critical part of examining the history of the First State. One of the ways to research the cultural landscape of Delaware is to compare modern-day images with pictures taken from a different time period. Using photographs from the collections of the Delaware Public Archives, the Lion’s Club of Delaware and the Archives have partnered in an effort to showcase and compare Delaware locations from different eras in a new feature titled “Then and Now”. Not only do these photos show how much has changed in Delaware over the decades but also how much has remained the same. These photos are a quick glance back in time at a location you may know well. More images will be added to this feature in the future.

We would like to express our thanks to the Lions Clubs of Delaware for their participation in this project.

Middletown, DE


Front St. Milford, DE


Loockerman St. Dover, DE


Loockerman Bypass, Dover, DE


Shawnee Rd. Milford, DE


Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE


Seaford, DE


Wilmington Water Department


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The modern photographs were taken by members of the Lions Club

and the older photographs are from the various

Photograph Collections at Delaware Public Archives

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