Wilmington: Picturing Change

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Remember shopping at the Wilmington Dry Goods store on Market Street or seeing a film at the Warner Theatre on Tenth? Today these Wilmington landmarks exist only as memories, stories and images in Harry Rogerson's extensive collection. In Wilmington: Picturing Change, Rogerson shares these images as he documents the dramatic ways in which the city's landscape has been altered by expanding suburbs and changing demographics. Through vintage slides and contemporary photography, Rogerson helps us all remember the past while depicting this great American city's present transformation.
ISBN: 9781596294578
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Delaware
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 183
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
Harry Rogerson was born and raised in Wilmington, where his family lived in the Woodlawn Flats. He attended the Charles. B. Lore School until his family moved to the Elsmere area. After graduating from Henry C. Conrad High School, he worked for a year at the Wilmington Dry Goods Company on Market Street as a salesperson. There he met his future wife. After serving three years in the U.S. Army as a missile specialist—including thirteen months in South Korea—he began working for the E.I. du Pont Company, retiring in 1991 from his position as a quality assurance specialist. During that time, he also acquired an associate's degree in computers from the RCA Technical Institute. Upon retiring, he became a life member of the VFW and also provided computer services to local political candidates. His website is www.oldwilmington.net.
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