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PICTURING DELAWARE:
NEWARK: TOWN AND GOWN

Albert Kruse.
"'Old College' Newark, Delaware." Collotype, circa 1932.

Albert Kruse was a well-known architect in the Delaware Valley. His prints focus on historic buildings in Delaware.


Seth C. Brace.
"View from Newark Coll. Southeast." Pencil sketch on paper, 1844.

Seth C. Brace.
"Whitely Creek Church near Newark, Del." Pencil on paper, 1844.
Seth C. Brace Collection.

Seth C. Brace was a member of the faculty of Newark College, which later became the University of Delaware. He taught mathematics and rhetoric from 1842 until 1844.
Seth C. Brace Collection.


Kevin Fleming.
The University of Delaware photographed by Kevin Fleming.
Louisville: Harmony House, c1988.


Adele Smith.
"Pictures of Newark, Delaware. Town, Campus, Library." 1942.

This fascinating scrapbook contains snapshots of the town and campus taken between 1936 and 1942. Of particular interest are the many photos of Memorial Hall, then the University Library, taken during a major renovation. Adele Smith, the photographer, remains a mystery. She is not listed as a student or faculty member at the University of Delaware during that time, nor can she be found in Newark directories for the early nineteen-forties.


Wilbur T. Wilson, 1856-1942.
"Road to New Castle Ferries from Deer Park Hotel." Ink on paper, early twentieth century.

Wilbur T. Wilson was a prominent Newark, Delaware, engineer and surveyor whose collection of nearly five hundred hand-drawn maps of Newark and vicinity document the area during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.
The Wilbur T. Wilson Map Collection.


"Arial view of downtown Newark Delaware." Dover: Heitz Photoptic Services, circa 1970. Delaware Postcard Collection.


"W. Main St. Newark Del." Wilmington: George A. Wolf, circa 1900. Delaware Postcard Collection.


"Main St. B. & O. R. R. Newark Del." circa 1900. Delaware Postcard Collection.


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