Sunday, March 14, 2010
1920'S: A VISIT TO DOWNTOWN TRENTON circa 1923
I found this exquisite photo of South Broad Street looking north from just beyond East State Street in the Library of Congress web site. The original is very dark and exposure needed tweaking. Thanks to digital image enhancements, I enlarged it, went to the "White's Dental" and other signs and enhanced them to make them as legible as possible, and most importantly, I have a photo of the city as it looked in the 1920's. You almost feel you are standing in the photo and observing the coming and goings of the Ford Model T's and the pedestrians who are happily going about their business. (The building on the right with the mansard roof is the old Trenton City Hall.) The graphic is very large, but once you manipulate it and imagine you are standing on the sidewalk on South Broad Street, I feel sure you will experience the same feeling of standing on the corner watching all the cars and people go by. Enjoy!