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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…

This is a portrait of the last royal governor of New Jersey - William Franklin. Franklin was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, but was a steadfast Loyalist until the conclusion of the American Revolution.

In January 1776, Governor…

This is the grave site of William Winds. Winds served the British Royal Army in the French and Indian War and took up the Patriots' cause in the American Revolution. He also served as a judge between wars and founded the First Presbyterian Church…

This photo shows what the inside of a Colonial Era wall looked like. The wall was made with clay, straw and rough Blaster backed together with horse hair or pig bristle. It was then finished with plaster that was made from local lime stone with…

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…

This is an image of the Colt family coat of arms. It pictures three colts running, with Peter Colt's name at the bottom and the phrase "vincit qui patitur." Translated: "he who conquers endures"

Sarah Colt was Peter Colt's daughter. She opened one of the first Sunday Schools in the state of New Jersey, for the education of the children and children of those who worked in the factory.

This is a portrait of Roswell L. Colt, son of Peter Colt. He was known as "the greatest of all colts." He was the Governor of the S.U.M. from 1814-1850.

This is an image of Alexander Hamilton in front of the S.U.M. building at the Great Falls, overlooking the hydroelectric plant.

The Rivoli Theater on Main Street in Paterson was severely damaged by a fire in 1972, that started in the store next door. According to the Paterson Fire Journal Blogspot: The Paterson Fire Department placed its first Snorkel in service in 1964. The…

This photograph card depicts a Hungarian family taken at a studio in Debrecen, Hungary. The back of the photograph states that photographs can be ready in 5 minutes. The photographer is listed as Gyula Buchsbaum.

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…

Photograph of unidentified group of men laying a wreath laying at an unidentified grave site in Woodstown, New Jersey. It may be the gravestone of Major Christian Piercy who died September 27, 1793 and located on a farm called Frank Horner's Farm.…

Hungarian Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of June each year (at least in New Brunswick - more info to follow). The day celebrates the many aspects of Hungarian culture including food, song, and dance. The culminating event in many such…

This newsletter compiled in 1933 celebrates the 25 year history of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Franklin, New Jersey. The newsletter marks some of the major past and current events of the church including active members, members who have passed …

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…

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,…

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.

A Portrait of Atlantic City's main boss, Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, during the Prohibition era.

Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufacturers. Funds from this group were used to develop a planned industrial city in the United States, Paterson, New Jersey. Hamilton believed that the United States needed…

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.

This photograph shows the partially renovated Hungarian Reformed Church in Franklin, NJ. The exterior view of the church shows the new foundations and the modern addition on the rear of the building as well as elements of the original structure.
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