Last month, the staff of the NJ Digital Newspaper Office wrote about the U.S. census in NJ’s historical newspapers. With census on our minds, we couldn’t help but notice this headline from the May 21, 1914 Bridgeton Pioneer. We hope the bird count was plentiful.
According to the May 20, 1917 Perth Amboy Evening News, bird watching isn’t the only summer activity. If you’d rather be playing music, you can be the proud owner of a summer piano.
The May 23, 1908 Star and Newark Advertiser envisioned the citizens of East Orange, NJ trying to navigate a new reality where blue laws were in effect. This world featured a “milk only” menu and a not-quite-underground ice cream parlor.