New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program 

Early postcards: Greetings from New Castle!

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1908? - 1915
Front: New Castle From The Delaware River
From the collection of the late Mary King Chase
A postcard of the waterfront between .. and Harmony. The card was produced for Challenger's drugstore (at ...) by the American News Company and lithographed in Germany. Cards with divided backs were printed after 1907; imports from Germany stopped with the war. The card shows the house removed by the Lairds, a boathouse or shop at the end of the Harmony Street wharf and at least 3 outhouses.
Sept. 14, 1910
Back: Mrs J. J. Dungan
New Chatham
111 So. Pennsylvania
Atlantic City, N.J.
Source: New Castle Public Library [to Julia Jefferson Dungan, daughter of Elihu Jefferson, resident of 30 The Strand]
Mar 19, 1940
Front:Harbor& Yacht Basin, New Castle, Delaware Back: Mrs. P.K. Griffin
26 Florence Ave
Arlington, MA

Courtesy D. Reese
Front:Entrance to Newcastle -Pennsville Ferry, Pennsville, N.J. Back: [blank];

Courtesy D. Reese
Before 1952 [postcards = $0.02]
Front:S.S. New York, S. S. Florida, The Newcastle Ferries Operating Near Wilmington, Delaware
Back: Ferries operating between Newcastle, Delaware and
Pennsville New Jersey

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Front:Home of Chancellor Kensey Johns, Sr., built 1789

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Front:School Green, New Castle, Delaware [George A. Wolfe, Wilmington DEL]
Back: Blank
From Delaware Street, ornamental watering trough in foreground. Green and street have many relatively young trees and is labelled 'School Green'!

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Front:The Read House, New Castle, Delaware
Back: This beautiful Georgian mansion was built by George Read II, sone of the signer of the declaration of independence and completed in 1801. Every room has a fireplace with decorated mantel. A fine collection of antique furniture including Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and Duncan Phyphe can be seen here.

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Front:Delaware St. New Castle, Del.
Back: Mr. Fred Ellingsworth, Phila, Pa.
Dear Uncle
Now at New Castle come and see me. Love to all, Alllie

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Front:Louise Hotel and New Castle Pharmacy
Drug store became site of David Finney Inn, Rics' (?) Restaurant now law office. Hotel upstairs?

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