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ON THIS DAY in 1895, photographer & photojournalist Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, NJ. The row home where she grew up is located at 1041 Bloomfield Street (pictured below).
Lange is best known for her Depression-era portraits of displaced farmers which greatly influenced later documentary and journalistic photography.
In 1940, she became the first woman awarded a Guggenheim fellowship.
Lange's images can be seen at the Library of Congress website: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/…
Photos courtesy of Library of Congress
#njshpo #dorothealange #americandepression #OTD

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Memorial Day ceremony at the Old Newton Burial Ground. This Sunday May 27 from 8:00-8:30am, the American Legion will conduct a ceremony at the Old Newton Burial Ground. Entrance to the Cemetery is the path between 75 and 79 Main Street in Newton. Everyone is welcome.

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Today in #NJhistory: #OTD, May 21, 1666, a group of about 30 Connecticut settlers landed on the shores of the Passaic River. Led by Captain Robert Treat and Lieutenant Samuel Swaine, the group purchased land, now known as Newark, from the Lenape Indians on July 11, 1666 by exchanging gunpowder, one hundred bars of lead, twenty axes, twenty coats, guns, pistols, swords, kettles, blankets, knives, beer, and ten pairs of breeches. #SpreadTheHistory

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The latest from the Sussex County History Alliance’s Facebook page…

Hello All,
I am happy to announce that Sussex County History Day is back and the History Alliance has been placed in charge of running it. I would like to invite all of our member organizations to take part. On September 22, 2018 (rain date September 23) at the grass area between the Tully House and Old Newton Cemetery (across from the Hill Memorial Museum), we would like to give you the opportunity to set up a table for your organization with displays, marketing materials, promotional giveaways, organizational items for sale, etc., anything that you need to promote your organization. All non-profits and civic organizations pay no fee. Anyone who would like to set up to just sell items such as crafts, candles, etc. and are not a non-profit will be charged a modest $20.00 fee. The best part is that we are sharing the day with the Old Newton Cemetery Tour so we expect a large crowd thru out the day. This is a great opportunity to promote your organizations, get new members and volunteers and get the word out about who you are and what your organization does. Please see the attached information and application. Get your applications in early to ensure that you get a place. Let’s make this a success so that we can make it a regular calendar item again. I hope to see you all there whether you set up a table or just come to visit. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.
Mario Poggi
Chairman

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