Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers

About this collection

Edith N. McConnell was a confectioner and caterer in Wilmington, Delaware from the 1920s through the 1950s. The collection consists of 13 photographs, mostly dating from circa 1945, of wedding cakes, table settings, and the interior of Edith McConnell's confectionery business. Some photographs show members of bridal parties, waiters, and restaurant staff, and a few of the individuals pictured are identified. For a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Unidentified woman with E.N. McConnell Resturant store display window. Click to view.

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Tables set for dinner and waiter, Nathan Johnson
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wedding cake of Mrs. James Scott, Newark, Delaware
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wedding cake of the daughter of Jacob Warner
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of Edith McConnell's confectionery business in Wilmington, Del.
Written caption: Old store 841 Market Street Wilmington Delaware. First established 1871 at 711 Market Street. Lady in foreground Edith N. McConnell., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wedding cake of the daughter of Mr. Vanderguft at Scott Church
Scott Church, 7th & Walnut, Wilmington, Delaware, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wedding party cutting cake
Written caption: Mrs. A.B. Nixon's daughter's wedding at Rosedale, Pennsylvania., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Table for bridal party, Miss Amy du Pont's house
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wedding cake, Newark Country Club
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Easter basket display table inside E.N. McConnell Resturant
Table set with Easter baskets. Restaurant and confectionary located at 841 Market St., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bride and groom cutting cake with sword, Newark Country Club
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Waiters for supper served at Blue Cross
9th and Orange Streets, Wilmington, Delaware. Waiters: H. Jefferson, C. Jefferson, J. Simms, and H. Henry, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unidentified woman with Easter basket display table in E.N. McConnell Resturant
Easter display. Restaurant and confectionary located at 841 Market St., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unidentified woman with E.N. McConnell Resturant store display window
Easter display. Restaurant and confectionary located at 841 Market St., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Photographs of wedding cakes and caterers (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807