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Cynthia Oates is a retired educator and lifelong resident of Wilmington. She recounts insights about business and life in Wilmington’s historically black East Side

  • Interview by Erin Anderson

Black Business on Wilmington’s East Side
Polish American Business
Federal Bake Shop and Segregation
Family Photography

Ryan Berley is co-owner of The Franklin Fountain, Shane Confectionery, and The Franklin Ice Cream Bar in Philadelphia and helped build the Franklin Fountain collection of ice cream and candy history. Ryan discusses stories revealed by the ice cream and candy store image and objects.

  • Interview by Kristen Semento

Industry, ice cream and candy
Food pails…not just for takeout
Window displays as advertisement
Immigration, family and small business

Alice and Greg Sanborn from Paoli, PA discuss the history of Sanborn Photography Studio, one of Wilmington, Delaware’s most prominent firms run by his father and grandfather.

  • Interview recorded by Nora Carleson
Arthur Sanborn, Sr. – from jeweler to photographer 
Sanborn Studios, the “Big Kahuna’s” of Wilmington Photography
Photography as history
Alice Bertha Macklin’s role in the Studio

Debbie Hess Norris is Director of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a specialization in conservation of photography. She shares insights on exhibit photos from her perspective as worldwide as a leader in photography history and preservation.

  • Interview by Eliza West

Popular photography techniques
Photography connects the world
Adding color to photographs