Walt Whitman; Center: The Whitman home at 330 Mickle Street, owned and maintained by the City of Camden as a literary shrine. The poet's last resting place in Camden's beautiful Harleigh Cemetery where he lies beside his beloved mother. The burial lot was given to him as a Christmas present in 1890 by a group of friends.
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A Stranger Arrives

Along in the springtime of 1873 there appeared in the streets of Camden a strange, tall, limping man, clad in a somber grey. His general appearance was enhanced by the picturesqueness of his flawing white beard­ his large white collar loosened at the throat ­and the manner in which he carried his head ­proudly, but without disdain.

Leather Stock Photo
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INDUSTRIES QUICK TO APPRECIATE CAMDEN’S DESIRABILITIES

The first industry to enter our boundaries came into being when the Browning Brothers established a plant for the manufacture of dye-stuffs and at about the same time the American Nickel Works was started.

The Stecker Department Store at Broadway and Federal Street, is the largest of its kind in Camden and entails the most modern of facilities for shopping and range of merchandise. Here is an instance of where hundreds of thousands of dollars were expended to bring an already fine store up to the ranks of the leading shops of the East.
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CAMDEN’S RETAIL STORES HURDLED OBSTACLES TO GAIN FIRST RANK

In no branch of business activity has the past ten years of growth and progress been more pronounced than in the Camden retail merchandising field. And by the same token, in no branch was there greater need for revolutionary changes.

Linden Elementary School
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School System is Source of Pride to City

Camden is proud of its public educational facilities entailing as they do all of the features which go to make up a modern system in keeping with those approved by leading educators of the Nation.

Leon E. Todd, June 17, 1933, Camden realtor who was yesterday elected vice president of the National Real Estate Board in convention at Gary, Indiana, according to a telegraphic dispatch, Todd has long been active in work of the national board and has served as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Board and of the Camden County Real Estate Board.
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Real Estate Safeguard to Purchasers Board Proves Property Here

Organized March 8, 1916, the Camden County Real Estate Board was incorporated May 10, 1916, with eight charter members. Its growth has been rapid and continuing until today it numbers 100 active members, 3 junior members and 70 associates.

View shows part of the Camden Chamber of Commerce offices in the Walt Whitman Hotel.
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CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Camden Chamber of Commerce is the clearing house of civic activities. The offices are in the Hotel Walt Whitman Annex on Cooper Street near Broadway. It is supported by the business, professional and civic interests of Camden.

Delaware River Bridge - aka Ben Franklin Bridge
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DELAWARE RIVER SPAN CARRIES NINE MILLION AUTOS IN YEAR

NINE million motor vehicles that is the caravan which crosses the World’s Largest Suspension Bridge connecting Camden and Philadelphia, in twelve months.

The Hurley Store on Broadway, a great big structure conducted on progressive lines as is proven by the manner in which the buying public bestows its patronage. The Hurley service has become a byword with thousands of South Jersey families. its occupants.
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Camden’s Retailing Problem

The “Buy in Camden” campaign was aimed at keeping in Camden, the great flow of business which goes “shopping.” While this class of buyer may not have found in the Camden stores of ten years ago the great variety of goods which satisfies the varying wants of necessity and luxury, that condition has changed.

1928 survey shows that there are 2,537 more males in Camden than there are females, the figures being 71,054 for the former and 68,517 for the latter.
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LEAP YEAR POPULATION SHOWS MORE MALES THAN FEMALES

INTERESTING and important features are disclosed in an analysis of population for the City of Camden.

Money Stock Photo
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ALL BRAKES WORKING

The cost of administering City Government in Camden is lower per capita than in any city its size in New Jersey.The manner in which the low per capita figure is continued year after year is another evidence of consistent economy.Yes! the economy brakes are functioning.

The inset shows one of the first talking machines made by the Victor Talking Machine Co., and the latest model of the now famed Orthophonic machine.
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VICTOR TALKING MACHINE HISTORY IS REAL BUSINESS ROMANCE

No CITY in the United States is better known for its manufactured products than Camden. None has played a larger part than the Victor Talking Machine Company.

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BROWN-BOVERI TURNS OUT SHIPS FOR PEACE AND WAR TIMES

Camden for many years has been a center for the building of ships. There are yards which construct costly yachts and little fishing dories and others which build scows and tugs and everything up to the mightiest battleships.