Search This Blog

Sunday, March 15, 2015


There's a strange emotional reaction that I get as I view these incredible Duke University Library Maxwell photos of yesteryear. This photo was taken when I was only 3 years old and I never got to see that Orpheum sign. By the time I was old enough to go "downtown with my Mom," it had changed to the Mayfair. Thanks to the extraordinary features of Photoshop, I was able to lighten all those buildings in the left foreground from the Orpheum sign the edge of the photo. This is a zoomed in extract of the original photo which appears in an earlier post.


SJBill said...

Note the Civilian Conservation Corps truck stuck in traffic with the rest of the cars. Might there have been any CCC camps in the Trenton area?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that is the same Kraus' restaurant that moved down to Warren Street?

Ed M

Michael said...

Ed. The Krause's restaurant that was located on FRONT St. near Broad, behind the Sun Ray Drug Store, now my old office of the NJ DCA. It was spelled with an E, and Mike Dertosous later bought the one shown here and turned it into his "Famous Restaurant. II ate there 3-4 times a week, while working at City Hall. Funny thing, this was back in the 50's and the prices were nearly as cheap as the sign hanging there.

Mike Kuzma