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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Front exterior view of Delaware City Colored School prior to new construction
One-room school as it appeared before the construction of a new building in 1921. Two outhouses can be seen in the left background.
According to a report to the Service Citizens of Delaware by Strayer, Englehardt, and Hart in the 'General Report on School Buildings and Grounds of Delaware, (Oct. 15, 1913), the school was in poor condition and located in a marsh approximately 30 feet from a canal.'The area was all mud and water and noted that 2 new outhouses had been placed down in the mud near the edge of the canal.'
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Delaware School Auxiliary AssociationDu Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954--Contributions in education.
1 gelatin silver print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession 1969.044)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Delaware School Auxiliary Association photographs (Accession 1969.044), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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