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Vintage Santa Postcards, circa 1900

There is no other icon today who represents Christmas as much as Santa Claus: the jolly, rosy, apple-cheeked, white-bearded, robust man dressed in a red suit and black boots, who glides through northern skies on a sleigh pulled by reindeer and shimmies down chimneys bearing gifts for good children on Christmas Eve.  But the Santa Claus …

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Vintage Santa Postcards, circa 1900

Thomas Nast Collection

Thomas Nast, the preeminent nineteenth century political cartoonist, lived in Morristown, New Jersey, from 1872 - 1902. Nast's work transcended the political field into the area of children's literature, social commentary and historical painting, embodying much of American history from the Civil War to the turn of the …

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Thomas Nast Collection

The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center Photograph and Image Collection

This collection, acquired by the History Center over the course of nearly 100 years, contains thousands of photographs and graphic images 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 …

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The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center Photograph and Image Collection

Frederick Curtiss Photograph Collection

Frederick Venton Curtiss was an innovative freelance photographer who 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.

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Frederick Curtiss Photograph Collection

Greystone Photo Album, circa 1899

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 …

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Greystone Photo Album, circa 1899

About the collections



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 are expanded and updated on an ongoing basis.

 

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