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Electric Chair Stock Photo
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Frank Doris

Frank Doris, among other crimes, shot and killed a Philadelphia police officer and was later executed by electric chair.

A newly unearthed negative from the Victor vaults shows Rosario Bourdon conducting members of the Victor studio band billed as 'Victor Mixed Chorus' & Orchestra at Victor's 'Trinity Studios' in Camden, New Jersey.
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Victor Mixed Chorus at Trinity Studios

A newly unearthed negative from the Victor vaults shows Rosario Bourdon conducting members of the Victor studio band billed as 'Victor Mixed Chorus' & Orchestra at Victor's 'Trinity Studios' in Camden, New Jersey.

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Joseph V. O'Connor

Joseph V. O'Connor, aka Joe Connors, was a Camden ship-fitter who was caught up in gang activity and later killed by gunshot.

John Doris - 1929-04-29
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John Doris

John Doris was murdered at Trenton State Prison in 1930, after a fight where he shot a local gangster. His murder was never solved.

Gun Money Robbery Stock Photo
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Andrew Scarduzio

Andrew Scarduzio was a political player in Camden who was killed at a bar in Bellmawr NJ.

Mobster, Stock Photo
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Joseph "Mose" Flannery

Joseph 'Mose' Flannery was a political figure in Camden in the early 1900's, also involved in organized crime. He was murdered, as was his suspected murderer.

George Genge School Postcard
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George Genge School

George Genge School was the first school of Camden City. It was razed for construction of the current City Hall.

The Arctic - built in 1879 for The West Jersey Ferry
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The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

This ferry was established about 1800 by Abraham Browning, Sr., an intelligent and enterprising farmer of the territory now braced in Stockton Township.

John G Hutchison
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John G. Hutchison

John G. Hutchison was the superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry for more than 30 years and was a Camden "lifer."

West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot, Circa 1895
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West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry)

Photos and excerpts about the West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot

FIRST AMBULANCE - Lts. William Bryant (left) and Fred Scheitzer of teh Camden City Police Department worked as a team more than 50 years ago on the city's first ambulance. The department first began using the horse-drawn buggies for ambulance purposes in 1907. Prior to that the vehicles were used as patrol wagons only. The fire department was first mechanized in 1910 and the other departments soon followed suit.
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A Brief History of Ambulance Services in Camden

Camden's new automobile police patrol and ambulance were put in service on July 14, 1910. One of the first drivers was Albert S. York, who eventually rose to the rank of Sergeant on the Camden Police Department.

Stock photo of a bar
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

The Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar, formerly a cigar shop, was a bar which was eventually razed after the brutal murder of its owner and the construction of Rt 676.