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A fossil of the ulna bone found off wood port rd during the route 15 construction.

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

Picture of Gus Ohberg, a business man from Highland Lakes (Vernon), NJ, and the Mastodon skull found on his property while having his pond dredged for expansion. The full skeleton was exhumed from the pond and an extra bone.

Jules M. Marron and Denton J. Quick, freeholder, confirming the skull that was found at the Hampton township dig site.

This is a group portrait of the Hungarian Band which was organized in 1918. The band conductor at the time of the photograph was Stephen Bendes, who was brought over from Perth Amboy to direct the band. In his book, "The Story of an Immigrant Group…

This image depicts a miner at work in the mine. This image shows the structure of the zinc mines in Franklin.

This image depicts miners at work in the mine. This image creates a good visual of the working conditions that the zinc miners in Franklin had to deal with on an everyday basis.

This picture shows the housing that the Zinc Company of Franklin had established for its workers in Franklin,new Jersey. The housing was simple and functional but served the workers and their families. The base of these houses can still be seen in…

This sash was worn by members of the Hungarian Men's Association members in Franklin New Jersey. The sash can be seen depicted in a 1932 group portrait of the group sited above.

This group photograph shows students and the teacher of the Hungarian School in Franklin Township. Much like the modern "Sunday School," Hungarian-American children would attend Hungarian School one day on the weekend where they would study the…

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 document was issued and signed by the American Consulate Mission in Budapest, Hungary. The document signed by Josef Szabo attests to his understanding of the Immigration Act of February 1917, and his swearing to obey the laws and authorities of…

This image depicts a group of Hungarian miners presumably drinking after work. The workers are depicted with a keg and bottles in hand.

This image depicts the Hungarian Reformed Church of Franklin in its original state before being moved and refurbished. The image shows the amount of physical degradation before it was handed over to the Franklin Heritage Society. The image was…

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…

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…

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.

This photograph depicts the wedding of Joseph Szabo and Ethel Pope (Papp). Joseph Szabo seems to have been a prominent member of the Hungarian-American community of Franklin (more information to come). Of note here is the fact that while…

This group photograph shows students and the teacher of the Hungarian School in Franklin Township. Much like the modern "Sunday School," Hungarian-American children would attend Hungarian School one day on the weekend where they would study the…

The two dolls are dressed in the traditional Hungarian peasant costume. These dolls offer a wonderful glimpse into the type of design and pattern-work that is found across a wide range of Hungarian textiles. From the flower-print dress, to the…

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 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…

School text book used for teaching the Hungarian alphabet, songs, and poems. it was common to include the use of poetry, song, and prayers when teaching dual-language speakers to aid in acquisition of the different tone and rhythm of the Hungarian…

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 …

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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