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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 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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

City Hall was gutted by the Great Fire of February 9, 1902. The city lost almost all of its archives, including vital statistics of births, deaths, etc. This view was taken from the ruins of the Paterson National Bank, circa February 1902

The "Alcoholic Blues" was originally recorded on January 27, 1919, as a comic song with orchestra, focusing on the start of the prohibition era. Please see the full lyrics below.

"I love my country, 'deed I do
But oh, that war has made me blue
I…

This photograph was taken at the Ho-Ho-Kus Racetrack during a sporting event. Men and women are standing in the infield of the track and there are people on bicycles or motorcycles closer to the center of the infield.

This is a death certificate of Albert Mersier who died during the Newark riots.

This document listed as form number 228 is a Declaration of Intention (An Alien about to Depart). The form lists the place and date of birth, occupation, purpose of travel, and destination of Josef Szabo. The form also lists references who presumably…

This is the official declaration of intent to renounce his Hungarian citizenship and become a citizen of the United States of America by Sandor Zsakoi. The document lists details including his date of birth, the name of his wife, her address in…

The clock tower at the beginning of Broadway in Denville, NJ. It was built to commemorate Denville's centennial.

Evolutionary chary of mastodons to elephants. gives the various branches of evolution tot he most commonly known Mammuts.

An engraving of a mastodon tooth. The flat top of the tooth shows that the mastodon was a herbivore.

This is a 1930's photograph of East Railway Avenue, Paterson. The trolley tracks are clearly visible.

Title: Edge In Straightforward Statement Clarifies Rum Treaty, Walloping Foes

Subtitle/Disclosure: In No Uncertain Words the New Jersey Senator Makes a Clear Honest Statement of His Stand, Showing That The Agreement with Great Britain Slaps the…

The image shows the booming tourism of Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1920. Advertisers started to promote and market their products on the boardwalk to increase popularity of their brand and products. Advertisers displayed in this image…

1930's, radio announcer Norman Brokenshire, an unidentified woman, Atlantic City Pageant director Armand Nicholls, an unidentified man, Miss America 1933 Marion Bergeron, Enoch "Nucky Johnson, Joseph Kennedy Sr., and Red Skelton.

This is a photograph of First National Bank, Paterson, taken from Washington Street in 1925. The buildings visible from this angle still stand!
This image was also used as a postcard.

This is a clipping of the July 5, 1935 New York Times article, "Flying Auto Wheel Kills Boy at Race." At the Ho-Ho-Kus 4th of July Celebration, a twelve year old boy from Fair Lawn, N.J. was killed by a rogue wheel that detached from a racing car's…

This depicts the Franklin Falls and some of the buildings that surround the Franklin Pond Park.The pond and the park around it served as the recreational hub for Franklin. During the summer months, local residents would swim and fish in the pond as…
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