Poet Walt Whitman proclaimed his adopted home of Camden, in its heyday, “the city invincible,” a powerhouse of industrial might destined for greatness. Camden resurrects that fascinating era of invincibility through powerful images of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge construction; Cooper Hospital’s nearly ill-fated founding; and the momentous birth of Campbell Soup Company, Victor Talking Machine Company/RCA, and New York Shipbuilding. Also included are images of Camden’s neighborhoods, community life, and bustling downtown district, as well as the newsmakers and lawbreakers who defined the “biggest little city in the world.”
About the Author
Cheryl L. Baisden is the great-granddaughter of Italian immigrants who, along with their children and grandchildren, lived and labored in the great city of Camden. A former South Jersey newspaper reporter and editor, her first job was as publisher of the Camden News, a weekly newspaper dedicated to the city. She is a member of both the Camden County and Gloucester County Historical Societies and an avid genealogist who has spent years researching her Camden roots.