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"Pig Iron" is considered to be a mid-level product of smelting iron ore. It is commonly used to produce wrought iron and steel. The above specimin would have been produced straight out of the blast furnace and then transported elsewhere to be…

Created by Gutzon Borglum, the same artist and sculptor as Mount Rushmore, “Seated Lincoln” is a sculpture made of bronze. The piece shows Abraham Lincoln seated on a bench. Abraham Lincoln passed through Newark on February 21, 1861 en route to…

The "The Moon Shines on the Moonshine" was originally recorded on April 16, 1920, as a male vocal solo with orchestra, focusing on the start of the prohibition era. Please see the full lyrics below.

[verse 1]
"The Mahogany is dusty,
All the…

This is a photo of 111 Washington Street, formerly the Paterson Police Headquarters. The building is currently owned by Greenbaum Interiors. It has not been used since 1980 when it was destroyed by a fire. Ironically, the Paterson Police Complex is…

This is an image of the estate of Peter Colt, Revolutionary War veteran and co-founder of the City of Paterson. After his death, Peter Colt's residence was used as the first City Hall until 1902, and Police Headquarters until 1980.

This is a drawing of Ho-Ho-Kus as it appeared in 1876. It includes the names of land owners, large building names, the placement of the Railroad and Sylvan Lake.

This 40 Cal. Double Barreled Derringer was found by Thomas McCaffrey on his bungalow on Bailey Ave, in Oakland, New Jersey. This gun comes from the 1840s and is hand-made with parts unique to the gun. It was never mass-produced. The term derringer…

This is the 4th Precinct today. It is on 17th Street in Newark. This is where the riots began officially with the arrest of John Smith for tailgating.

This is a letter written by Brigadier General William Winds to Major General Philemon Dickinson during the final stages of preparation for the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution.

This is a response to General Winds' letter to Major General Philemon Dickinson of which Washington was sent a copy. Washington requests that Winds joins him near Middletown where the Battle of Monmouth would take place the following day.

A Rocky Coast (1867) is characteristic of Richards’s ability to work with watercolors and oil to create a compelling view of gentle rolling waves. The sunlight that touches the waves gives a sense of liveliness to the painting.

Alexander Hamilton is often referred to as the "Founder of Paterson". It was he that first noticed the beauty and potential power of the Great Falls of Paterson and first conceived ideas to harness that power for industrial purposes. His likeness in…

Advertisement from Danforth Locomotive and Machine Company in Paterson, New Jersey. During the Industrial Revolution, Paterson, New Jersey had many companies that manufactured locomotive parts. Danforth Locomotive and Machine Company was a major…

Grant Locomotive Works manufactured steam railway locomotives from the years of 1867 to 1895. Their first production facility was located in Paterson, New Jersey. They later opened a plant in Chicago, Ilinois. They built 1,888 locomotives. The…

This is a view of Alabama Avenue, Paterson from the 1930s.

This is a view of Alabama Avenue, Paterson, taken from in front of Nicholas Diner.

Painting of a New Jersey Mastodon.

Mastodon Head. Jaw being assembled in the Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

In Arab Scene, Weeks used a remarkable skill for rendering scenes from classical antiquity by using subtle details. Weeks’s focus in Arab Scene was the daily life of his travels to Morocco. Weeks’s concentration on everyday life was…

Historically, baseball in the United States can be traced back to the 18th Century. It began when amateur player played a game very similar to baseball with rules that they made up and makeshift equipment. The sports became so popular that it…

Railroad spikes would fasten the heavy iron railroad tracks to the ground. Larger spikes were commonly used on standard grade railroad tracks and smaller spikes would be used in constructing railcar switches.

A photograph taken by Clifton Adams of the Atlantic City Boardwalk to depict the pageantry of Atlantic City in a single picture. The Boardwalk was considered to be a "living, breathing catwalk" in the 1920s. Tourists and citizens of Atlantic City,…

Atlantic City Convention Hall or "Boardwalk Hall" was designed and built in 1926. It was home to the Miss America Pageant from 1926 to 2006. Atlantic City Convention Hall is a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city, during the Prohibition era…

Title: Atlantic City Inspires Confidence

Article Text: At no time in the history of Atlantic City could be enumerated so many improvements as today. Every road leading to the World’s Playground has been improved and additional new highways are…

Title: Atlantic City Man Who Looted Patroni Cellar Given Sentenced of Five to Ten Years by Judge Smathers

Article Text: Convicted by a jury before Judge Smathers at Mays Landing on Monday, John J. Childs, colored, 402 North Ohio Avenue, Atlantic…

Title: Enoch L. Johnson Named As Republican Leader

Subtitle: Former Supreme Court Clerk, Now County Collector, Selected by Party Rank and File to Direct Destinies of Grand Old Party in Important Elections Affecting County, State and…

Title: Politics and Politicians

Article Text: The views expressed by this writer are strictly the personal opinion of the author and do not represent the Editorial status of this newspaper.

In spite of the fact that some rather large-sized…

In this photograph is one single car on the Ho-Ho-Kus Racetrack. In the background you see the part of the grandstand and structure where officials sat so they were able to better call the race.

This is a photograph from one of the many automobile races held at the Ho-Ho-Kus Racetrack. The Track started racing automobiles in 1912. Races had become an attraction for the communities surrounding Ho-Ho-Kus and the track was the location for…

This painting was done by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, an American painter from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He was well known for a series of 78 historical paintings that portrayed the narrative of America from Christopher Columbus…

This image is believed to have been taken at 21st Avenue and Railroad Avenue, Paterson in the 1930s, judging from the position of the railroad tracks, the building in the background and the model of the cars.

The last existing piece from the U.S.S. Princeton hangs from a wooden frame in front of the Princeton Borough Hall. On February 28, 1844 President John Tyler and other dignitaries were onboard while the ship was sailing on the Potomac River in…

This document is included in Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Series 1. Vol. VII. 1853-1855. The biography was read by Tuttle in front of the New Jersey Historical Society on May 19, 1853. The author painted a very complex image of…

The Memorial Stone resting on top of William Winds grave in the graveyard at the First Presbyterian Church in Rockaway, NJ. Worn due to weathering, the text was preserved in 1958 by Kensley Robert Thompson as a black wax rubbing which is on display…

Built by the mayor of “Elizabethtown” in 1750, Boxwood Hall was home to patriot and lawyer Elias Boudinot. On the way to New York City for his inauguration in 1789, President-elect George Washington stopped at the house. Other notable visitors…

This is Boyd Street in Newark. It once contained the Hayes Home Projects.

This is Branford place and Broad Street . In the 1960s, there was a beauty school which was destroyed by a fire.

This was a fire during the riots. It happened between Broad and Branford Street.

Today, this building is part of the UMDNJ campus. It was once just City Hospital during the time of the Newark riots.

This is a picture of a bullet pouch used by military infantrymen in the 1770s. This particularly one is called a Shoulder Cartridge Box. The pouch itself would rest on the soldier’s right side. It contained twenty to thirty bullets and other…

This is a picture of a canteen from the 1770s. This particularly canteen is made of tin, and both the American and British military infantrymen had this during the time period. However, the tin canteens became rare because the British were…

Captain John Weller of Paterson, NJ attempted to cross the Atlantic in a 50-foot motor boat in July 1911. The boat had a 12-foot high beam and Weller believed it was strong enough to withstand the voyage.

The Hobart art collection was given to the people of
the City of Paterson by Mrs. Garret Hobart in 1925
and is held in trust by the Paterson Library Board
of Trustees. This catalog of the Hobart exhibit was the first time the paintings were…

This is a picture of a newspaper clipping found in a scrapbook from 1916 from Newark NJ. It shows the Calvary returning home. This photograph shows solders being processed out of the military.

This is a page from the ledger of records from the Hungarian Reformed Church of Franklin. records were kept about meetings and finances relating to the church. This page in particular is interesting because it shows the respect and authority that…

Located in Long Branch, this is the only building associated with seven United States Presidents as their place of worship. Most popular during the Gilded Age, Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur,…

This is a conflict between a citizen and the National Guard near the Krafchick and Son Curtains and Linens. Krafchick and Son Curtains and Linens closed in 1967 after the riots.
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