Tag: RCA Victor

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.

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 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.

Trinity Church
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Camden NJ and the Beginnings of Country Music

On November 30, 1927, Jimmie Rodgers arrived in Camden to cut his first professionally recorded records. Three months earlier Ralph Peer, a talent scout for Camden's Victor Records had traveled south to Bristol VA/TN, seeking some new talent for Victor. Rodgers was the first to be invited back to Camden to record. The Carter Family followed in the spring of 1928.

A rendering of a Hilton hotel that is being planned for Camden
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In a Faded City, Plans to Build a Hotel Build Hope

The old Plaza Hotel downtown is a tomb, sealed shut for more than 20 years now, it's windows shattered and its green marquee worn and stripped of letters.

Donkey's Place Logo
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Donkey's Place is a Stubborn Survivor, and so is its Cheesesteak

It is a bit of Camden in amber now, Donkey's Place is, or maybe a shrine - the dingy bar hung with photos of the founder, his dukes perpetually up; the grill steaming with steaks and onions; the back room still swathed in the original tobacco-colored mural, a sweep of Sahara, its palms chipped and faded from 60 years of wear.

David Baird Sr., who came to the United States from Ireland in 1859 and to Camden in 1861 and who took a job in a Camden lumber yard, started the business at the southeast corner of Point and Pearl streets, a site now occupied by the RCA Victor plant.
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David Baird Co. Closes Business After 72 Years

The David Baird Co., lumber dealers, a business which was started in Camden 72 years ago, has been discontinued.

Four persons were injured last night when the automobile in which they were riding jumped a curb and crashed into a brick building owned by the RCA Manufacturing Company at River avenue and State street.
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4 Injured As Auto Runs into Building

Four persons were injured last night when the automobile in which they were riding jumped a curb and crashed into a brick building owned by the RCA Manufacturing Company at River avenue and State street.

Edward J Borden, Sr, 1933-06-09. Edward J. Borden who was the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner in the Camden Club last night on the occasion of his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. The dinner also marked his twentieth wedding anniversary, and Mrs. Borden was similarly feted at another dinner.
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Borden Honored at Dinner On Election as President Of Real Estate Commission

Leading real estate brokers and notables in other callings paid high tribute last night to Edward J. Borden in honor of his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.

Politics - Elephant and Donkey - Stock Photo
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Moore In Camden Speech Demands Fairness at Polls

Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
Demanding a fair election and protection to Democratic voters, A. Harry Moore was greeted here last night by the largest crowd to gather at a Democratic meeting in Camden's recent history.

Just one hundred years ago today, a little group of men went before the Legislature and asked that body to incorporate as a city the straggling and struggling village of Camden. If these men could now visit the city born that day through their efforts, they might well feel that their labor of love was not in vain. For the village of 1,143 people in 1828 has become a great city of close to 200,000 today. By estimate of the United States Census Department, the population on July 1, 1927, was 133,100. This does not include the thickly populated interlocking suburbs, neither does it make allowance for the enormous influx of home-seekers who have followed Camden Bridge to the Jersey side of the Delaware since 1926.
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CAMDEN - A Great City Growing Greater

Just one hundred years ago today, a little group of men went before the Legislature and asked that body to incorporate as a city the straggling and struggling village of Camden. If these men could now visit the city born that day through their efforts, they might well feel that their labor of love was not in vain. For the village of 1,143 people in 1828 has become a great city of close to 200,000 today. By estimate of the United States Census Department, the population on July 1, 1927, was 133,100. This does not include the thickly populated interlocking suburbs, neither does it make allowance for the enormous influx of home-seekers who have followed Camden Bridge to the Jersey side of the Delaware since 1926.