This collection, acquired by the History Center over the course of nearly 100 years, contains thousands of photographs that provide a visual narrative of Morris County, New Jersey history. It started as a small collection, but in time has grown to over 10,000 items. Subjects include the Morris Canal, 19th century estates from the …
Frederick Venton Curtiss, an innovative freelance photographer, documented people, places and events in the Morristown, New Jersey area from 1903 to 1938. This collection of photographs provides images of social and historical events as well as glimpses into everyday life in the Morris County region.
The Frederick Venton Curtiss …
Picture postcards, most popular in the first part of the twentieth century, were an international craze and were published all over the world. Often using a simple and generic style, picture postcards recorded aspects of American culture that were not captured in any other medium. This collection features postcard views, …
Morristown in Photo-Gravure, a viewbook of local Morristown attractions, was published in 1895 by William K. Muchmore, a Morristown stationer and bicycle dealer, and printed by the Albertype Company in Brooklyn, NY. Viewbooks were a popular and inexpensive memento and gift item for tourists at the turn of the 19th century. The Albertype …
This series of promotional photographs from the Greystone Asylum was digitally scanned from an album that was assembled at the turn of the 19th century. The photographs of Greystone’s original interior reception areas and staircases, its chapel, landscaped grounds, self-contained farm, gardens and reservoir convey an impression of a …
Welcome to the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Digital Collections, a department within the Morristown & Morris Township Public Library. We present materials here that are from our Special Collections and Archives, ranging in subject matter from everyday life in 19th century Northern Jersey, to the art of Thomas Nast and A.B. Frost, detailed historical maps and atlases, Morristown's Gilded Age, and fascinating images of Morris County life by the early 20th century documentary photographer Frederick Curtiss. Our patrons are now able to find images and historical information with easy and accurate subject searching, and we are able to save wear and tear on these fragile items. Collections are presented in a variety of formats, including photographs, art, and text. Our Digital Collections will be expanded and updated on an ongoing basis.
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