Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: PC7-A5f2

Description: The Old Plank House at Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware

Date of origin: 1963

Type: Postcard

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: Very Good


[back] Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware – The Old Plank House … disguised for years by modern siding, was recognized as an important example of early Delaware architecture by Leon de Valinger, the state archivist. The house, originally located of N. Main St., Smyrna, was turned over to the historical society. Chauncey Simpson, of Dover, catalogued the pieces, which were then moved to the present site, near the Linden’s, and re-erected by the Public Archives Commission. No. 201; Original Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub. by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., 515 Shipley St., Wilmington, Del. (copyright symbol) 1963. Post Card; Place Stamp Here. 72508-B


Miscellaneous Info.:

Color postcard; no correspondence; old A-frame house sits amongst trees; house has door, two windows and step.

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Subject: Chauncey Simpson, Duck Creek, Ed Kennedy, Ektachrome, grass, Historical Society, Ken-Del Productions, Leon de Valinger, Linden, Public Archives Commission, Smyrna Delaware, The Old Plank House, trees, Wilmington Delaware,