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Picturesque Paterson: 1901

Picturesque Paterson: 1901

Circa 1901. "Paterson, New Jersey, from Reservoir Park." Garden spot of the Garden State. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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I know as a kid I sure as heck would have been up there!!
Beats any fakey climbing wall in the mall.

Guard dog!

Don't worry, that dog seems to be making sure that the kids won't get too close to the edge. It seems quite focused on protection. Soon I imagine it will bark a warning for the kids to move to safety.

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Paterson is a very different place today, but it is so interesting to see buildings in this photo that are still recognizable.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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