South Camden Trust Building. August 2, 2003
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South Camden Trust

The South Camden Trust Company was opened for business on April 2, 1921.

Postcard image of the Plaza Club Hotel, 1935
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The Hotel Plaza

The Hotel Plaza was built at Fifth and Cooper Street in 1927, and was originally called the Plaza Club Hotel.

Newspaper Stock Photo
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Oldest 100 News Articles

A collection of the 100 oldest news articles about Camden, NJ on the site!

Aaron A. Thompson, Camden Mayor from 1990 - 1993
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Aaron A. Thompson

AARON A. THOMPSON served one term as Mayor of Camden, from 1990 to 1993. He replaced Melvin “Randy” Primas.

Blank Profile Stock Photo
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Nathaniel Kaplan

A native of Camden, N.J., Lieutenant Kaplan was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in France.

Forest Conservation Stock Photo
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Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.)

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, focused on natural resource conservation from 1933 to 1942.

On the bicycle is Johnny Dooley. This photograph was shot on the set of When Knighthood Was in Flower in 1922. My best guess as to the actor dressed in black is that it is Downing Clarke, then 53, who played the role of Lord Chamberlain in the film.
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John Dooley

John Dooley was a comedic acrobat who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900’s and 1910s. Amongst other performances, he was part of Tydeman & Dooley.

Tydeman & Dooley
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Tydeman & Dooley

TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900’s and 1910’s.

Friendless Child Stock Photo
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A Brief History of the Camden Home for Children & SPCC

THE CAMDEN HOME FOR CHILDREN is an institution located on Haddon Avenue, above Mount Vernon, the object and design of which is to afford a home, food, clothing and schooling for destitute friendless children, and, at a suitable age, to place them with respectable families to learn some useful trade or occupation. The home was established and is conducted by a corporation.

Camden Home for Friendless Children - 1915
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Camden Home for Friendless Children

The Camden Home for Friendless Children was established in 1865. By the 1890’s the institution had located at 915 Haddon Avenue in Camden NJ.

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Garlock, Inc.

The factory at 602 North 10th Street belonged to the U.S. Gasket Company at the time the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled.

Discount Harry
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Discount Harry’s

Harry Kaufman opened his iconic store in 1951.