Delaware's shore communities have been attracting summer visitors for
over a century. Rehoboth and other resort towns have been seen as more
family-oriented vacation spots, than the larger vacation destinations
of Ocean City, Maryland or the New Jersey shore.
Howard S. Schroeder, 1910-
Schroeder: A Man and his Art edited by John R. Schroeder and Kevin
N. Moore. Lewes, Del.: Howard S. Schroeder, c1994.
Born in New York City, Schroeder came to Lewes, Delaware as a soldier
during World War II and has remained there ever since. He has painted
throughout the world but has a special affection for portraying the Delaware
||Photograph of Lewes, Delaware. 1936. Willard
S. Stewart. Delaware Photograph Collection.
||"Boardwalk by moonlight. Rehoboth
Beach, Delaware." Boston: Tichnor Brothers, circa 1946. Delaware
||"Beach Scene, Rehoboth, Del." Rehoboth, Del.:
Horn's, circa 1910. Delaware Postcard Collection.
"A Sudden Mood of a Sunset Sea. Rehoboth Beach, Del." Salisbury,
MD: Photo-Lite Camera Shop, circa 1960. Delaware Postcard Collection.
Thornton Oakley (1881-1953).
Three watercolor sketches.
Thornton Oakley was an illustrator and painter who studied with
Howard Pyle in Wilmington. He taught illustration for many years
at the Philadelphia Museum's School of Industrial Art (now part
of the University of the Arts) and produced many illustrations for
both books and popular magazines such as Harper's and Collier's.
These untitled watercolor sketches were probably done during one
of the Oakley family's vacations at the shore. Special Collections
holds several manuscript collections related to Oakley including
diaries, letters, and artwork for the illustrations of several of
his travel books.
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