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1944 Victory Gardens being planted at P.S. duPont School. From the Delaware in World War II collection at the Delaware Public Archives.

1910, Newspaper boy in Wilmington, Delaware

Block 24 lamp (Block 24 today houses the Archive of the Auschwitz Memorial). In the background Block 15.

1910 Postcard of a 'Civil War Relic' from the George and Irene Caley Postcard collection donated to the Delaware Public Archives.

11 year old peanut vendor with his cart selling peanuts on the street in Wilmington, Delaware. 1910.

Susie Martinez (Delaware) Carlisle Indian School by DickinsonLibrary, via Flickr

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