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Irvington, New Jersey (Images of America Series)
     

Irvington, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Alan A. Siegel
 

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Like a cherished old family album, this collection of more than two hundred fascinating photographs of Irvington brings to life people, places, and events of a bygone era. Although the Irvington depicted here—from the time of the Civil War to the 1970s—has changed significantly, its memory remains fresh in the minds of past and present residents alike.

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Like a cherished old family album, this collection of more than two hundred fascinating photographs of Irvington brings to life people, places, and events of a bygone era. Although the Irvington depicted here—from the time of the Civil War to the 1970s—has changed significantly, its memory remains fresh in the minds of past and present residents alike. Culled from the extensive collections of the Irvington Public Library and Irvington Historical Society, this superb assemblage of images will stimulate many memories. Alan A. Siegel takes us on a delightful journey, starting when Irvington was a tiny village known as Camptown, to the twentieth century when Irvington was transformed almost overnight into a busy industrial and residential suburb of Newark. Shown too are the vital contributions made by successive waves of immigrants who flooded into Irvington during the first half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563244
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,299,796
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Mr. Siegel is the author of three other books about Irvington: Out of Our Past, a history of the township published in 1974; For the Glory of the Union, the story of a Civil War regiment raised in Irvington; and Smile, a photographic history of Olympic Park now in its fifth printing. As we make our way into the uncharted territory of the next millennium, this new work provides us with a beautifully crafted guide to the lessons and events of this area’s rich past.

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