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Thursday, July 13, 2017

1947: WEST STATE STREET APPROACHING BROAD

Another high definition view of downtown Trenton as it was in 1947. To we old timers, the store signs in view bring some very pleasant memories. Note that these photos are owned by the Duke University Hatman collection of R.C. Maxwell photographs and may be used ONLY for historical research and non commercial purposes. As required, the Duke Library Call number is placed ON THE PHYSICAL photograph.

8 comments:

Tom Glover said...

Comments invited! Click on "No comments" and make your comment on a screen that will come up like this one.

Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: You just know this one of my favorite spots -- what memories. I lived in West Trenton and took the bus to and from downtown via West State Street. Thanks for the photo. Regards

Anonymous said...

Any ideas on when you'll start posting about Hamilton Township again? Trenton is nice and all, but it's not Hamilton any more than New York or Philadelphia are. Any time I go looking for Hamilton info, it's a broken image that I can't see.

Sally Logan Gilman said...


Being a Trenton native, I love seeing all the old photos from some of my favorite city spots. I am probably wrong, but I think Hamilton is part of Mercer County that also includes Trenton. I love NJ and Trenton and am especially happy when I see downtown scenes. Regards













Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the site is not called Mercer County Scrapbook from the Local Collection of the Mercer County Library with the Trenton mayor name checked in the masthead. It's Hamilton Scrapbook, but most of the Hamilton scraps I try to look at wind up being giant triangles where images used to be. LOL.

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Tom Glover said...

"Anonymous" commented regarding my inclusion of Trenton material on this blog and I am not about to change the composition by concentrating on Hamilton which I am already doing. As Ricky Nelson sang, "you can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself." Not only am I pleasing myself" the close to 1 million visits to this site affirms the fact that many Hamiltonians have roots and indelible memories of the Trenton that was. I will continue to post both Hamilton, Trenton, and Mercer County material. As to the comment regarding the quality of some Trenton images, I pride myself on the quality of my posts and admit that a VERY FEW are from old newspapers from the early 20th century when photographic reproduction was sadly lacking in quality.

Tom Glover said...

Re the "Hamilton scraps" as referred to by anonymous:
The "TRIANGLE" with the exclamation was a Google glitch which erased MANY graphics back in 2009 - 2010. I am in the process of trying to restore them. "Anonymous" must have gotten lost in the 8,000 plus posts, many of which relate to Hamilton and as stated above quality graphics.