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Date Created1900-1930
DescriptionPhoto of an 1865 painting of a house that was occupied by the same Dutch family from 1699 to 1926. It is believed to have been built by Nicholas Varleth (or Varlett) and/or Balthazar Bayard in 1664,...
Time PeriodCivil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877), Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820), Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
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Date Created2006
DescriptionLocal artist John Vona paints locations in South Amboy, N.J. This painting depicts the South Amboy Train Station.
Time PeriodContemporary America (1968-present)
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Date Created1937-1938, 1937-1938
DescriptionThe mural, of which this image shows one part, represents immigrants entering through Ellis Island. The most recognizable figure is Albert Einstein who arrived as a refugee in 1933. The panel also...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1937-1938, 1937-1938
DescriptionThe mural, of which this image shows one part, represents the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Building, site of 1911 fire, which became a symbol of the labor movement; labor leaders including John L....
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1937-1938
DescriptionThe mural, of which this image shows one part, includes a portrait of labor leader Samuel Gompers, a group in a classroom symbolizing early efforts at labor education, and, on the right, a scene...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1620
DescriptionPhotograph of contemporary portrait by Frans Hals of Cornelius Van Vorst, pioneering Dutch settler of the New Netherland colony. Both he and his descendants played a prominent part in the history of...
Time PeriodColonization and Settlement (1585-1763), Many Worlds Meet (to 1620)
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Date Created1975
DescriptionPortrait of Sadie Pope Dowdell, Librarian of the South Amboy Free Public Library from 1923 to 1971. In 1972, the library was renamed the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library in honor of her 48 years of...
Time PeriodContemporary America (1968-present)
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Author
Date Created1938
DescriptionThis booklet on the founding of New Sweden (now the present-day New Jersey area) was prepared for use in the public schools by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New...