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 …
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.
The Frederick Venton …
This rare scrapbook of the Morris County Golf Club Championship of 1898 is one of only a few editions that are known to still exist today. It was compiled by Charles A. Kip and is edition 14 of 100 copies. Founded in 1894, The Morris County Golf Club was the only club in the country that was initially established and operated by women. …
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, …
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 are expanded and updated on an ongoing basis.
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