On this day (Oct. 24) in 1939, nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware, where the DuPont company was headquartered..... Nylons Fabrics, Nylon Stockings, Stockings Sold, First Time, Fashion History, Nylons Stockings, Dupont Company, Retro Vintage, Time In
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1910 Postcard of a 'Civil War Relic' from the George and Irene Caley Postcard collection donated to the Delaware Public Archives.
Richard Pierce, age 14, a Western Union Telegraph Co. messenger, Nine months in service, works from 7 am to 6 pm, smokes and visits houses of prostitution, Wilmington, Delaware, by Lewis Wickes Hine
Born in Kent County, Delaware in 1808, Samuel Burris was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom. He was captured and tried in Dover, Delaware, on a charge of aiding runaways and sentenced to be sold as a slave. Wilmington abolitionist Isaac Flint, disguised as a slave trader, bought Burris at auction and helped him return to freedom and his family in Philadelphia. via @Delaware Public Archives archives.delaware...
02 May 1968, A Shau Valley, South Vietnam --- A Communist built road serves as a footpath for members of the 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Delaware in the A Shau Valley. The road was built with metal strips, normally used by allied forces for constructing landing strips. It was disclosed April 28th that the cavalrymen had invaded the valley and fought a costly battle to establish a foothold in the Communist enclave.
U.S. changing street lamps, 1910s...one of my great great grandfathers were a street lamp inspector ...