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In the 1890s, two publications were printed that left a valuable photographic timepiece of Delaware during the era. In 1893, the W.H. Parish Publishing Company printed Art Work of Wilmington. This book included photographs of public buildings, street scenes, schools, churches and other views of the city. Following this book’s release, a similar publication, focusing on other areas of the state but also including Wilmington, was printed by the Charles Madison Company in 1898. Entitled Art Work of Delaware, this publication was released as twelve separate large format booklets. Both publications include history about the state and Wilmington, in particular, but the true value in these sources is in the photographs. The Delaware booklets include several duplicate photographs that were originally printed in the Wilmington publication. The duplications have been removed for this web exhibit. In addition, the original captions have been included with each photograph. Both Art Work of Wilmington and Art Work of Delaware are part of the Archives’ Rare Book Collection.

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Academy of the Visitation
Description: Academy of the Visitation
Across the City Dam Brandywine
Description: Across the City Dam Brandywine
American Position at Coochs Bridge
Description: American Position at Coochs Bridge
Asbury M E Church Wilmington
Description: Asbury M E Church Wilmington
Bank of Delaware and New Castle Co Mutual Ins Co Buildings
Description: Bank of Delaware and New Castle Co Mutual Ins Co Buildings
Barratt’s Chapel - Kent County, Delaware
Description: Barratt’s Chapel – Kent County, Delaware
View on Bedford Street – Georgetown Delaware
Description: View on Bedford Street – Georgetown Delaware
Belmont Hall Smyrna Delaware
Description: Belmont Hall Smyrna Delaware
Bethany Baptist Church
Description: Bethany Baptist Church
Birmingham Meeting House, site of Central Battle of Brandywine
Description: Birmingham Meeting House, site of Central Battle of Brandywine
Building Historical Society of Delaware – Wilmington
Description: Building Historical Society of Delaware – Wilmington
Cannon used in defense of Lewes during Revolution and War 1812
Description: Cannon used in defense of Lewes during Revolution and War 1812
Cape Henlopen Lighthouse
Description: Cape Henlopen Lighthouse
Capital Hotel and Old Ridgely House – Dover, Delaware
Description: Capital Hotel and Old Ridgely House – Dover, Delaware
Central National Bank
Description: Central National Bank
Central Presbyterian Church
Description: Central Presbyterian Church
Chadds Ford and Heights Occupied By British Artillery
Description: Chadds Ford and Heights Occupied By British Artillery
Church of the Sacred Heart
Description: Church of the Sacred Heart
City Dam Brandywine
Description: City Dam Brandywine
City Hall Wilmington
Description: City Hall Wilmington
 Clayton House
Description: Clayton House
Convent of the Visitation
Description: Convent of the Visitation

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