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New Jersey Postcard Albums Collection

Identifier: MG NJ Postcards-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The nineteen catalogued albums in this collection contain postcards of New Jersey towns collected by Mr. K. Landsberger of Verona. The cards are arranged geographically, with two albums devoted to Verona, two to West Orange, and smaller numbers representing other locales. One album, "Scrapbook 19 - Newark," contains over 200 postcards of Newark, arranged roughly by subject. Most of the cards date from the first two decades of the 20th century and most are photochrom (or photochrome) -- that is, mechanically colorized -- images; The latest postcards, and they are few in number, appear to be from the 1970s or 1980s. Roughly one third of the cards have messages written on them. The largest single group, more than 50 cards, consists of views of Branch Brook Park, in all seasons. Other images include, but are not limited to: street scenes, especially of Broad and Market Streets, which include buildings (many smaller ones with painted advertisements), trolleys, cars, pedestrians and a few horse-drawn vehicles; prominent buildings, including the Metropolitan Block; the Music Hall on Market Street (ca. 1909); the Industrial Building; Newark Theatre; Centre Market; Kearney Homestead; Newark Orphan Asylum; Newark Arcade; the YMCA; the Kinney Building; the Mutual Life Building; the Prudential Building; Firemen's Insurance Co. Building; Empire Theatre; Robert Treat Hotel; the Sheraton Hotel Lobby; the Post Office; City Hall; the Old Court House; Essex County Court House with statue of Lincoln; the Hall of Records; Newark Public Library; Essex County Hospital; St. James Hospital, German Hospital; Stores, including Synder and Co. Department Store, Hahne and Co., Christian Schmidt Furniture Co., and Bamberger's; churches, including First Presbyterian Church, Peddie Memorial Church, St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, and Trinity Church; Central and East Side High Schools; train stations, including Market Street Station and Lackawanna Station; Lincoln Park; Fairmount Cemetery; Tiffany Falls in Forest Hill; Military Park; Branch Brook Park; Weequahic Park; and Newark Airport. This album also contains a pamphlet entitled "The History of the Newark News," and two maps of Newark, ca. 1950s-1960s. Scrapbook #1: Atlantic City / Asbury Park / Wildwood / Ocean County / Morris Plains / Lake Hopatcong / Fort Lee / Trenton / Morristown / Lakehurst . SB #2 : Brookside Drive / Millburn / Short Hills / New Orange / East Orange / Singac / Little Falls. SB #3: Cedar Grove / Overbrook. SB #4: Essex Fells / Roseland / Fairfield Dairy. SB #5: Montclair / Bloomfield. SB #6: Paterson / Pine Brook / Passaic River / Totowa / Pequannock / Pompton Plains / Newfoundland / Lincoln Park / Mountain View. SB #7: South Orange I. SB #8: South Orange II. SB #9: South Orange III. SB #10: Union City / Hoboken / Jersey City / Fort Dix. SB #11: Verona. SB #12: Verona Lake. SB #13: West Orange I. SB #14: West Orange II. SB #15: West Orange III. SB #16: West Orange IV. SB #17: Caldwell I. SB #18: Caldwell II / West Caldwell. SB #19: Newark.


  • c. 1900-1990


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


19 Volumes

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from catalog entry
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States