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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

Historical Morris and Sussex County Maps

The collection includes historical manuscript and published maps of geographic areas within Morris and Sussex Counties. The North Jersey History and Genealogy center has more than 1000 historical and contemporary maps of New Jersey in its collection. See our Maps and Surveys Inventory list for more information about our maps.

 

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Historical Morris and Sussex County Maps

1868 Beers Atlas

Atlas of Morris Co. New Jersey, from actual surveys by and under the direction of F.W. Beers, assisted by A.B. Prindle & others. The Beers family were important map publishers who worked from the mid to late 19th century, creating state and county atlases and maps of much of the northeastern United States. By F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & …

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1868 Beers Atlas

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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