Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The original of that Maxwell photo was "cloudy" and a bit dark and easily enhanced. I hand colored the Swamp Angel from an 1897 engraving. Truly a beautiful relic of the war between the states.
Years ago I created a "NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT folder in the Hamilton Township Public Library digital Local History Database. Here is a plat map of Hamilton Terrace which is in the Chambers St, Howell, William Street area and was laid out in 1913. The newspaper article was extracted from a 1912 ad advertising homes in that area. FASCINATING!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
That sign on the right was the shop of Mr. Leonard Goldenbaum who was the photographer who took the wedding photos of my dear Judy and me back in 1954. "Uncle Leonard" was indeed Judy's uncle and an expert in photography
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
These R.C. Maxwell photos are showing up in proliferation on Facebook and most of them are dark and in need of tweaking in order to make a sunshiny day bright,and a cold and gloomy day dark. Here's still another R.C. Maxwell Hartman Collection which is being posted as I was instructed to da by Mr. Joshua Wright of the Hartman Archives with the link and the library "xxx" call number inserted on the bottom of the photo. The incredible clarity of the photo is typical of the R.C. Maxwell cameraman who has created a pictorial history of both Trenton and Atlantic City along with a few Lawrence, Hamilton and Hightstown photos as they were in years past. My guess is that the Maxwell camera man used an old "Graphlex" or perhaps a German "Rolliflex" camera in order to get such a detailed pristin photograph.
As to the photo's subject which in this case is the legendary Pete Lorenzo;s, many a political meeting was held over lunch at Pete's as were many industrial and commercial discussions lunches and dinners. Unfortunately Pete's is no longer with us, having been closed and dismantled many years ago.