Jersey City, New Jersey, 1940-1960 (Images of America Series)by Kenneth French
Author Kenneth French is the head librarian of the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Public Library, from whose archives all of the pictures in this collection have been gathered. He is a Jersey City native who has assisted with efforts to save and restore two city buildings, the Loew's Jersey Theater and the eighteenth-century "Apple Tree House." Mr. French is pleased to present this second volume on Jersey City in the Images of America series.
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This is an amazing book as I've been in search of a total pictorial of the city in which i was born. I always wondered what was back in the days and now I know. This is a must have for anyone researching Jersey City in those times.
What a little treasure this book is! I was very impressed with the content. The photography is excellent and the descriptions are precise. Lots of Jersey City history contained in these pages. I was especially happy that the author indicated which buildings are still in existence and that he noted the dates when others were torn down and why. For someone like myself who grew up in Jersey City in the 1950's the book is a companion to old family photos. For anyone researching family history in Jersey City this book gives insight to the life and times of their relatives.