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Bayonne, New Jersey (Images of America Series)
     

Bayonne, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Kathleen M. Middleton
 

Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our picture of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. Collected in this intriguing visual history are over two hundred photographs which

Overview


Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our picture of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. Collected in this intriguing visual history are over two hundred photographs which bring to life the rich and diverse history of Bayonne, New Jersey, from 1860 to 1940. Bayonne has made a number of significant contributions to American culture: from the country’s first “rock band” and its first independent movie studio, to its first air-mail delivery and fast-food restaurants. This visual history brings these little-known contributions to light while also focusing on the everyday lives of the people of Bayonne. In this fascinating journey into the past, we move from disasters such as the Standard Oil fire of 1900 to celebrations such as the arrival of a Wild West Show at the 8th Street station. Views of the lighthouses and the old New York Bay shore document the continued importance of the city’s two shores, even as it transformed itself from being the “Newport on the Hudson” to the “Peninsula of Industry.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738557250
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/05/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Kathleen Middleton has collected photographs from a variety of private and archival sources to create a wonderful tribute to the people of Bayonne and to the photographers who froze images for posterity. It will appeal both to those interested in local history, and to those who simply enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

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