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Street Corner Newark, New Jersey c. 1930

Street Corner Newark, New Jersey c. 1930

Street Corner Newark, NJ c. 1930. View full size.

Street Corner Newark

Picture above is the Northwest corner of 677 Broad St, Newark, N.J. corner of W. Park, Pl. Different building there now.


This was about 17 years before I was born (1947). I lived in Newark until I was 27 and may have passed this candy store/soda fountain many times. I wish I could see what the intersection was, so I could place it more accurately. It may be the one at Broad and Market Streets. That would put it in the center of downtown Newark.

Rare shades of human hair a specialty!

This is a very interesting photo, for the hair shop alone. Those are pretty classy cabs! I wonder what it cost to ride in the back one?

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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