A newly-available online photo collection provides Delawareans with a new way to find out more about the First State’s history.
The Delaware Public Archives has now digitized an entire Board of Agriculture collection of glass negatives, which contain more than 2,000 images of Delaware life in the 1920s and 1930s. The collection is available at de.gov/deagphotos. Besides providing a look at agricultural history, the photos document typical people, schools, factories, automobiles, popular attractions and historic sites throughout the First State. Public Archives says “the Board of Agriculture collection is critical because there is little photographic documentation of Delaware during this particular era.” The online collection joins more than 10,000 images available online provided by the Delaware Public Archives under the Delaware Heritage Collection.