William H. Seal Photograph Collection

About this collection

Collection features over 300 photographs taken by the Seal family of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania during the first half of the twentieth century. Many of these images offer a glimpse into family and town life in Chadds Ford and Wilmington, Delaware during the 1920s and 1930s, featuring Seal family members, friends, neighbors, and employees. Other subjects include the 1939 World's Fair in New York, the artists N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, and local bridges and roads. For a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the catalog record.

    Image: Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. planting corn with granddaughter. Click to view

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Pavilion at New York World's Fair
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chrysler Building at 1939 New York World's Fair
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Architectural detail at New York World's Fair
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Towers near Communication Building at 1939 New York World's Fair
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marine transportation building at 1939 New York World's Fair
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Corn field at Rocky Hill Farm
Husking corn, some shocks still standing., Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Flood on Brandywine Creek south of Chadds Ford, Pa.
Corn shocks in a snow-covered field are in the foreground., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Corn field and tenant house on Rocky Hill Farm
John Andress lived in the tenant house. Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Robert (Bob) Hempton shucking corn on Rocky Hill Farm
Hempton was a handyman and gardener at Rocky Hill Farm, which was owned by Joseph Chandler (Joe) Luke. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and immigrated to Canada and, finally, to the United States in 1923., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sheep on Rocky Hill Farm
Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100, approaching area of Mother Archie's Church. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm in the early 1920s., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hereford cattle behind fence on Rocky Hill Farm
Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100, approaching area of Mother Archie's Church. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm in the early 1920s., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Andress next to Model A Ford (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
John Andress was the husband of Elizabeth Hoopes, and they had five children. Andress moved to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 1909 and worked for a time at Locust Knoll Farm, owned by the Seal family. Later in life he worked as a guard at the Delaware County Prison Farm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Seal family standing next to William Howard Seal's 1936 Oldsmobile (near Dingmans Ferry, Pa.)
Photograph taken in the mountains near Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. From left to right: William Howard Seal ; William Howard Seal, Jr. ; Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. ; Bill Becker (boy in foreground) ; Estelle Gibson Seal (behind Becker); Blanche E. McDaniel Seal (plaid coat); Janice Seal (young girl); and Norman Becker., William Howard Seal's first car., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
William Howard Seal's 1936 Oldsmobile and other vehicles (near Dingmans Ferry, Pa.)
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. is at far right, behind fender; the woman in the plaid coat is Blanche E. McDaniel Seal, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Group of vehicles outside of Birmingham Meetinghouse Cemetery (Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery)
Cemetery contains Seal family burial plots., Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chicken hatchery on Locust Knoll Farm
Locust Knoll Farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chickens in field at Howard J. Woodward's farm (Mendenhall, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man standing in chicken yard with several chickens and a flock of turkeys
The location is likely Locust Knoll Farm, which was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Emma Seal feeding turkeys and chickens at Locust Knoll Farm
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (1859-1940), the brother of Mary Emma Seal (1865-1941), owned Locust Knoll Farm until selling it in 1929. The mansard house pictured was built in 1872 on the site of former stone house. The carpenter was Darwin Underwood., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Turkeys in front of the west porch at Locust Knoll Farm
Locust Knoll Farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ewes and lambs in pen on Locust Knoll Farm
Locust Knoll Farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pear tree off Kennett Pike near Greenville, Delaware
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pear tree off Kennett Pike near Greenville, Delaware
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christmas tree in Rocky Hill home of Joseph Chandler (Joe) Luke (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pocopson Valley Boys band
The identified members of the group are Christian Sanderson (violin), Jack Oakes (drums), and Lane Oakes (trumpet)., Sanderson formed the group in 1932, and they played for broadcast over WDEL in Wilmington in the barn dance portion of Sanderson's weekly radio program, 'Old Folks at Home,' which ran from 1930 to 1940., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lillian Armour, school teacher
Armour was a schoolteacher with an interest in nature studies. She taught private classes in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dead hawk shot by William Howard Seal on Locust Knoll Farm
Locust Knoll Farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bridge under construction on U.S. Route 1 (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Bridge was being widened to three lanes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bridge under construction on U.S. Route 1 (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Bridge was being widened to three lanes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hoffman's Mill millrace on Brandywine Creek and bridge construction on Route 1 (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Bridge was being widened to three lanes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crane at bridge construction site on U.S. Route 1 (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Bridge was being widened to three lanes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Flooded area in street (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Anna Seal Schlosser on steps of home after flood (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Anna Seal Schlosser was the daughter of William Howard Seal and Estelle Gibson Seal. She married H. Curwen Schlosser in 1943., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Pyle Dilworth at 100 years of age in her home
Mary Dilworth lived to be 104. She was the widow of Tom Dilworth and the sister of Harry Pyle. She lived on Station Way Road across the street from the Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Pyle Dilworth (seated)
Mary Dilworth lived to be 104. She was the widow of Tom Dilworth and the sister of Harry Pyle. She lived on Station Way Road across the street from the Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Pyle Dilworth (seated)
Mary Dilworth lived to be 104. She was the widow of Tom Dilworth and the sister of Harry Pyle. She lived on Station Way Road across the street from the Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Pyle Dilworth (seated)
Mary Dilworth lived to be 104. She was the widow of Tom Dilworth and the sister of Harry Pyle. She lived on Station Way Road across the street from the Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
James Luke with camera at construction site for his new house (Westover Hills, Del.)
Stone masonry in progress., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stone masonry in progress on house for James Luke (Westover Hills, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stonemason at work on house for James Luke (Westover Hills, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Roofing in progress on house for James Luke (Westover Hills, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Roofing in progress on house for James Luke (Westover Hills, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tower at Granogue Estate (Granogue, Del.)
East-southeast from Smith's Bridge Road., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Widening of Kennett Pike
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
View towards Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania from H. Seal's yard
H. Seal likely refers to Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (1859-1940), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry Haskell's greenhouse on Hill Girt Farm (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Gordon Murray was Haskell's gardener., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry Haskell's greenhouse on Hill Girt Farm (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Gordon Murray was Haskell's gardener., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry Haskell's greenhouse on Hill Girt Farm (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Gordon Murray was Haskell's gardener., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry Haskell's greenhouse on Hill Girt Farm (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Gordon Murray was Haskell's gardener., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hounds and horse stable at Rocky Hill Farm before fox hunt
Joe Luke (second from right); Martin Buckle (third from right), Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s. Luke maintained a private pack of hounds for hunts at the farm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fox hunting group at Rocky Hill Farm
Stable and barn were on left. Lane to Bullock's Road and Route 100, Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s. Luke maintained a private pack of hounds for hunts at the farm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Releasing of fox for fox hunt at Rocky Hill Farm
Located east of Brandywine Creek and right of U.S. Route 100. Joseph (Joe) Chandler Luke purchased the farm and house in the early 1920s. Luke maintained a private pack of hounds for hunts at the farm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
McCormick Construction Co. crane lowering automobile onto pile at junkyard for destruction
Group of schoolchildren and some men look onward., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Burning automobiles in junkyard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
William E. (Bill) Miller at the post office
Bill Miller was the son of William Edwin Miller and Marian Miller, both of whom served as postmaster of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Bill subsequently served as postmaster as well., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Public sale of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr.'s personal property at Locust Knoll Farm
Hired man, Spencer Hovington (1864-1934) assisted with the sale and is seen here standing next to a wagon filled with items to be sold at the public sale of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr.'s personal property., Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. sold Locust Knoll Farm to Harry Haskell after deciding to retire from farming. Seal had hired Hovington in 1896. Hovington's father had been a slave., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Edward J. Shimer Seal standing next to Chevrolet sedan
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Locust Knoll Farm house in the snow
The house with mansard roof was built in 1872. The farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unidentified man, approximately one-hundred years of age, at mailbox
Photograph was taken by a relief mail carrier., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth fox hunt party
On a back road near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Locust Knoll Farm house and surrounding landscape
The house with mansard roof was built in 1872. The farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Children of Eva May Seal Welch churning butter on Locust Knoll Farm
The children are Lewis W. Welch, Walter S. Welch, and Harry J. Welch., Eva May Seal Welch was the sister of the photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal. She married William Lewis Welch in 1909., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. holding two plucked turkeys at back door
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Emma Seal feeding turkeys at Locust Knoll Farm
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (1859-1940), the brother of Mary Emma Seal (1865-1941), owned Locust Knoll Farm until selling it in 1929., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Estelle Gibson Seal removing turkey from oven
The photograph shows the kitchen at Locust Knoll Farm on Thanksgiving., Estelle Gibson Seal married William Howard Seal in 1914., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John McVey seated on edge of porch
Photograph taken at building next to schoolhouse in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John McVey with scythe
John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christian Sanderson and mother, Hanna Sanderson (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wood sawing operation at Locust Knoll Farm
Left to right: William Howard Seal, Jr. ; William Howard Seal, Sr. ; Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (father of William Howard Seal, Sr.), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man on roof of Howard E. Seal's house (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
The man is using a chicken ladder for roof work., This is likely the house that Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. purchased on Routh 100 after selling Locust Knoll Farm in 1929., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr. and Lewis Welch on Harley Davidson motorcycle at Locust Knoll Farm
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr. and William Lewis (Lew) Welch were the brother and brother-in-law, respectively, to photographer, Edward J. Shimer., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry Gallagher at the scales in his general store (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
The store was located at the intersection of Station Way Road and Baltimore Pike. Henry (Harry) Gallagher operated the Gallagher General Store from circa 1901 to circa 1944, after which he retired and moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania. In retirement, he worked at the Mosteller department store for 18 years., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Andress portrait
John Andress was the husband of Elizabeth Hoopes, and they had five children. Andress moved to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 1909 and worked for a time at Locust Knoll Farm, owned by the Seal family. Later in life he worked as a guard at the Delaware County Prison Farm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chadds Ford Barber Shop with sign painted by N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth
The sign features portraits of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, and on it is written: 'Chads' Ford Barber Shop / This is the place where Washington & Lafayette had a very close shave / Pete Zimmerman', The barber shop was located on the south side of Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Group seated in front of Harry Gallagher's general store (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Henry (Harry) Gallagher, standing. Seated from left to right: Tom Andress, mechanic; Harry Smith, stationmaster at Chadds Ford Junction; and Pen Vandever, miller at Hoffman's Mill., Henry (Harry) Gallagher operated the Gallagher General Store from circa 1901 to circa 1944, after which he retired and moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania. In retirement, he worked at the Mosteller department store for 18 years., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Andrew Wyeth painting of Karl Kuerner in spring house
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Seal family in Chevrolet at Locust Knoll Farm
From left to right: Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr.; Edward J. Shimer Seal; William Twaddell Seal; Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr.; and Annie L. Shimer Seal, The vehicle cost $490., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Spencer Hovington at the public sale of Locust Knoll Farm
Spencer Hovington (1864-1934) assisted with the sale and is seen here standing next to a wagon filled with items to be sold at the public sale of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr.'s personal property., Locust Knoll Farm was owned by William Heyburn Seal. Upon his death in 1910, the house and 115-acre property passed to his son, Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., who sold the house in 1929 when he retired from farming. Spencer Hovington worked on Locust Knoll Farm from 1896 to the farm's sale in 1929., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Detail of waterwheel of stone mill
Likely on Brandywine Creek, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Waterwheel near frame mill buildings
Likely on Brandywine Creek, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Waterwheel near frame mill buildings
Likely on Brandywine Creek, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (seated)
In Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Barn and garage with grape arbor at home of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr.
House was in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Edward J. Shimer Seal with his 1938 Oldsmobile
The Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. home is in background., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Corner cupboard in Brandywine Antiques shop (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Herbert William Guest, Sr. began Brandywine Antiques in the 1930s after working for the railroads., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. (seated) with Christian Sanderson
Photographed in Seal's home on Station Way Road in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., was the father of photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal, and he was president of the Birmingham School Board, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. seated at desk
Photographed in Seal's home on Station Way Road in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Portrait in the background is of Seal's brother, James C. Seal., Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., was the father of photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. and John McVey speaking at fence near Seal home
John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hannah E. Tyson McVey
John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John McVey and wife Hannah E. Tyson McVey
John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
John McVey
John McVey and his wife, Hannah E. Tyson McVey, lived south of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on Route 100, near the N.C. Wyeth studio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Anna Seal with radio at home of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr.
Anna Seal Schlosser was the daughter of William Howard Seal and Estelle Gibson Seal, and she was the niece of the photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal. Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr. was Anna's uncle and Edward's brother., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jack Oakes, neighbor, in home of Howard Ellsworth Seal, Jr.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. at home (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr., was the father of photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Henry (Harry) Gallagher, general store proprietor (Chadds Ford, Pa.)
Henry (Harry) Gallagher operated the Gallagher General Store from circa 1901 to circa 1944, after which he retired and moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania. In retirement, he worked at the Mosteller department store for 18 years., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
James Lindsay Luke with camera and unidentified person
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Pyle Dilworth on her 100th birthday
Mary Dilworth lived to be 104. She was the widow of Tom Dilworth and the sister of Harry Pyle. She lived on Station Way Road across the street from the Howard Ellsworth Seal, Sr. family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Harry J. Welch with two friends
Harry J. Welch was the son of Eva May Seal Welch and William Lewis Welch, and the nephew of the photographer, Edward J. Shimer Seal., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christian Sanderson at microphone with WDEL radio announcer
Sanderson's weekly radio program at WDEL in Wilmington was called 'Old Folks at Home,' and ran from 1930 to 1940., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christian Sanderson at microphone with two WDEL radio announcers
Microphone is labeled with both WDEL and NBC., Sanderson's weekly radio program at WDEL in Wilmington was called 'Old Folks at Home,' and ran from 1930-1940., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Edward H. Seal photographic reproductions (Accession 1971.336), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Wilmington, DE 19807

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