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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: PC6-A5c  
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Descriptive Title: The Old State House in Dover, Delaware   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1963   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Dover, Del. - The Old State House borders the historic Dover Green. It is the second oldest in America still in use. Here Delaware ratified the Federal Constitution in 1787, whereby this state was first to enter the Union. Dover has been the State Capitol since 1777. Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy No. DD75; Pub. & copyrighted 1963 by Ken-Del Productions, Inc. 515 Shipley St., Wilmington, Del. Post Card. Place Stamp Here. 93043
Misc Info: No correspondence; state house in Dover, Del. Old car sits in front; lots of trees.
Subject: Old State House
Dover, Delaware
Federal Constitution
Ed Kennedy
large tree old car
Dover Green
street state capital
Ektachrome
Ken-Del Productions
515 Shipley Street Wilmington, Delaware
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CallNo: PC7-A5f2  
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Descriptive Title: The Old Plank House at Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1963   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware - The Old Plank House ... disguised for years by modern siding, was recognized as an important example of early Delaware architecture by Leon de Valinger, the state archivist. The house, originally located of N. Main St., Smyrna, was turned over to the historical society. Chauncey Simpson, of Dover, catalogued the pieces, which were then moved to the present site, near the Linden's, and re-erected by the Public Archives Commission. No. 201; Original Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub. by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., 515 Shipley St., Wilmington, Del. (copyright symbol) 1963. Post Card; Place Stamp Here. 72508-B
Misc Info: Color postcard; no correspondence; old A-frame house sits amongst trees; house has door, two windows and step.
Subject: The Old Plank House
Duck Creek
Smyrna, Delaware
Leon de Valinger
Chauncey Simpson
Ed Kennedy
trees grass historical society
Ken-Del Productions
Wilmington, Delaware Linden
Public Archives Commission Ektachrome Ed Kennedy
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CallNo: PC8-A2b9  
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Descriptive Title: The John Dickinson Mansion in Dover, Delaware   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] (copyright symbol) 1960 Ken-Del Productions [back] Dover, Del. - The John Dickinson Mansion, near Dover, was built in 1740. Purchased by Colonial Dames and presented to the state for restoration and to be used as a historic site. John Dickinson was "the Penman of the Revolution." No. DD77 Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub & copyrighted 1961 by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., 515 Shipley St., Wilmington, Del. Post Card. Place Stamp Here. 93045
Misc Info: Color postcard; no correspondence; mansion - brick on the right, middle section white siding and garage white siding. Circular walkway and trees in front.
Subject: John Dickinson Mansion
Dover, Delaware
Ed Kennedy
John Dickinson
trees picket fence walkway
chimneys Ken-Del Productions
Colonial Dames
Wilmington, Delaware
Ektachrome
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CallNo: PC9-E1c  
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Descriptive Title: Dover Days Maypole Dances   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] (copyright symbol) 1960 Ken-Del Productions [back] Dover, Del. - Dover Days on Historic tree - shaded Dover Green Fairs and markets were held here in years gone by, on Dover Days Maypole Dances, the minuet, and eighteenth century games take their place. A Day in Old Dover is observed on the first Saturday in May, annually. No. DD84; Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub & copyrighted 1960 by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., Wilmington, Del. Postcard; Place Stamp Here. 6919-B
Misc Info: Color postcard; no correspondence; women in colorful dresses dance around a maypole; crowd watches.
Subject: Maypole dance
Dover Days
Dover, Delaware
Dover Green
Ed Kennedy
dancing women men at pole
Ken-Del Productions minuet
Wilmington, Delaware Ektachrome
gathered crowd homes
buildings trees grass
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