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Photographs that document the transportation history of Delaware in the 20th century.

Newly poured concrete surface, U.S. Route 13 between Delmar and Laurel, 1918
Newly poured concrete surface, U.S. Route 13 between Delmar and Laurel, 1918
Lincoln Highway (now Kirkwood Highway), eight miles from Wilmington, March 4, 1918
Lincoln Highway (now Kirkwood Highway), eight miles from Wilmington, March 4, 1918
The completed brick-surfaced road at Penny Hill, 1919
The completed brick-surfaced road at Penny Hill, 1919
The DuPont Highway near the Maryland state line and Selbyville, November, 1921
The DuPont Highway near the Maryland state line and Selbyville, November, 1921
Building the Frederica causeway, 1921
Building the Frederica causeway, 1921
Accident north of Derby Pond on U.S. Route 13, Kent County, ca. 1925
Accident north of Derby Pond on U.S. Route 13, Kent County, ca. 1925
Snow plow at Penny Hill, 1927
Snow plow at Penny Hill, 1927
Legislative Hall building construction, February 20, 1932
Legislative Hall building construction, February 20, 1932
Snow removal on the Kenton to Smyrna road, 1932
Snow removal on the Kenton to Smyrna road, 1932
Magnolia, October 1934
Magnolia, October 1934
St. Anne's Bridge across Deep Branch, near Middletown, after the storm of August 2, 1934
St. Anne’s Bridge across Deep Branch, near Middletown, after the storm of August 2, 1934
County Road, paved and bridge, at Silver Lake Cemetery, Dover, December 14, 1936
County Road, paved and bridge, at Silver Lake Cemetery, Dover, December 14, 1936
Dover at Silver Lake, December 14, 1936
Dover at Silver Lake, December 14, 1936
Cannon's Ferry at Woodland, April 12, 1938
Cannon’s Ferry at Woodland, April 12, 1938
German prisoners-of-war clearing ditches near Dewey Beach, May 1945
German prisoners-of-war clearing ditches near Dewey Beach, May 1945
Howard Ingram, fingerprint and polygraph expert for the State Police, ca. early 1950's
Howard Ingram, fingerprint and polygraph expert for the State Police, ca. early 1950’s
Image of dirt road with carved grooves and a car approaching in the distance.
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"Enjoy the woods, the lakes, the highways, and the ocean beaches, but keep them clean."
“Enjoy the woods, the lakes, the highways, and the ocean beaches, but keep them clean.”
Philadelphia Pike at the Wilmington city line, March 4, 1918
Philadelphia Pike at the Wilmington city line, March 4, 1918
State Road, intersection of U.S. Route 13 and Route 40, February 18, 1931
State Road, intersection of U.S. Route 13 and Route 40, February 18, 1931
Loading fill for the Frederica causeway, 1921
Loading fill for the Frederica causeway, 1921
Flower gardens at the intersection of the DuPont Highway and Georgetown to Laurel road, ca. 1923
Flower gardens at the intersection of the DuPont Highway and Georgetown to Laurel road, ca. 1923
Construction at Penny Hill, Philadelphia Pike, 1919
Construction at Penny Hill, Philadelphia Pike, 1919
Pouring concrete at Viola, 1923
Pouring concrete at Viola, 1923

 

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