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Miscellaneous Glass Negatives

Identifier: MG Nwk-NJ-Glass

Scope and Contents

The first series of negatives are 8x10.

Negatives 1-6 are of Newark Public Library departments at the main branch on March 26, 1913. #1 is the Popular Reading Room, #2, Lending Department,. #3 Catalog Dept, #4-5 Children's Room, #6 Art Dept

The next negatives include three of a staff play at a staff party in 1913, one of the Springfield branch (exterior), one of the Business Branch (exterior, label indicates this identification is not firm), and one of the Lafayette Street School library. These final three are undated.

After the library negatives are the following: - Babies Hospital Dec 30, 1911 - Unveiling of Borglum's Lincoln (2 negatives), 1911

William F. Cone negatives - Morris Canal, June 28, 1912 - Essex Co. Vocational High School May 21, 1926 - Morris Canal at Forest Hill - Belleville Second River, 1894

This is followed by a case of 11 Branch Brook and Weequahic Park negatives.

The second series of negatives are 5x7. These include negatives from the Essex County Parks and misc. other negatives, including negatives of the Essex County Courthouse in 1886.

The third series is 4x5 (some odd sizes). These include City Hospital, some donated by Samuel Berg, and some misc. others.


  • 1886-1926, undated


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.


2.09 Linear Feet (6 glass negative archival boxes (1 8x10, 4 5x7, 1 4x5) and 2 flat (book case) cases)

Language of Materials



Glass plate negatives showing the Newark Library (and one school library) in the early 20th century, then misc. glass negatives, then several negatives by William F. Cone.

Processing Information

Found in a drawer labelled "Glass" with other glass negatives.

The first 6 numbered glass negatives are in original envelopes.

The others were in various unsuitable housing so they were moved to archival enevelopes and captions were copied.

Envelopes were reused, numbers on envelopes have no meaning.

Beth Zak-Cohen
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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