Brandywine Raceway, The Last Race, 1989, DE Public Archives
Brandywine Raceway was a 5/8 mile Standardbred harness track in Wilmington, Delaware, that opened in September 7, 1953, and closed on December 28, 1989. The first race was won by Head Pin for a purse of $900 before 13,500 fans. Horseracing-tracks.com describes the track this way: “When Brandywine Raceway first opened it was your traditional …
Woodlawn Trustees Preserve, Cool Tree
The Woodlawn Trustees Preserve is a large area of open space located in North Wilmington, Delaware, that lies along the west side of Route 202. It’s somewhat difficult to determine when you are on Woodlawn land, since signage is minimal, but most of the fields are lined with large boulders. I mostly hike the area …
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Reading, PA (2)
Postcards from Reading, PA, a city in Berks County, in southern Pennsylvania. These are free to use in school projects or other works.
Gettysburg is in Adams County, Pennsylvania. These postcards are in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
A few years ago, in August, my husband got these shots (below) of a hawk perched on the utility lines that stretch along the back of our property line. We weren’t sure if it was a Cooper’s Hawk, a Red-Tailed Hawk or a Red Shouldered Hawk, three of the more common ones in our area. …
Some Berwick, Adams County, Pennsylvania postcards. These are all in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 96: Le Blond’s passion seems to have been the summer with its green trees, and only on two occasions in the series is the scene laid in the winter-time. On this occasion we see a young and, presumably, inexperienced woman, standing at the door of a …
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 100: ‘How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!’ On the left are the ivy-clad ruins of an old abbey, and in the path by the side of the stream is a gipsy, telling, at this romantic hour, a lady’s fortune by her hand, to which …
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 94: On the right we see the business premises of ‘Mr. J. Armstrong, Smith and Farrier,’ at whose door is a man holding two horses, which no doubt require shoeing, if they can receive attention this day. Next to Mr. Armstrong’s is the ‘Swan Inn,’ in …
Learning To Ride, LeBlond Oval Print
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 100: 115. Learning to Ride. Le Blond, No. 104. Grandpa, leaning on his stick, is standing at his cottage gate, situate in a delightful country lane, watching his little grandson learning to ride. The youngster is mounted, bare back, on a fiery steed–a goat. His sister …
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