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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 herefrom the time of the Civil War to the 1970shas 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.
About 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.