Author Archives: John McCormick

ANNOUNCING: “Back in Time” returns in Oct. and we added 38th IMAGE category

Folks, I recently received the note below from my bud, Will Valentino, of Palmyra Historical & Cultural Society. John. Hope you had a great summer. ! Attaching a photo for your blog of a MILLSIDE FARMS half pint bottle I dug … Continue reading

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Delaware River Bridge/ Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Thank you to Benedict Tisa and Harlan Radford for the above scans. In defending why history matters, historian Penelope J. Corfield argues that “all people are living histories” and “understanding linkages between past and present is absolutely basic for a … Continue reading

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Love & Lies at the Library tonight

Enjoy another delightful and entertaining program of “historical gossip” from America’s colonial period as Dorothy Stanaitis, the popular presenter of 2013’s Scandal, Rumors, & Dirty Rotten Lies, returns in period costume with its sequel, Love & Lies tonight at 7pm at … Continue reading

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Summer winds down and the Society revs up

These remarkable photos from Nancy and Bill Steel’s family album offer a rare glimpse into early 20th century Riverton. Do you recognize this Riverton landmark in its earlier days? Built in 1909 as the clubhouse for an organization celebrating its … Continue reading

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Gaslight News – August 2015

In this two-page SUMMER EXTRA edition of the Gaslight News find the President’s Message, Events Calendar, and recap of the summer web postings on Part 2 of Paul Schopp’s “Digging Up History” will be in the next issue in September … Continue reading

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103 years old this week!

A lot of people find their way here to look at old postcard images. This scan of a 103 year old postcard is not the oldest one we display, but it may be one of the most rare. This highly collectable philatelic … Continue reading

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Hot enough for ya?

In the throes of one of New  Jersey’s infamous humidity drenched August heat waves we have to admire the ingenuity of these Rivertonians of old who found a way to keep cool. Way before postwar prosperity and innovative construction methods of … Continue reading

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Christmas in July at the HSR

No, not really, and it’s not a sale at your favorite discount store either. But I do feel like I just got a big present to open when I find in my email these scans gifted to us by a postcard collector friend and … Continue reading

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Lucy celebrates her 134th next Saturday

A certain lady we know is celebrating her 134th birthday next Saturday, July 18, and as we have reported on her advancing years before, we thought it time to provide an update. Lucy is as gorgeous as ever and you … Continue reading

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Riverton’s 118th July 4th Parade is history now; HSR Archives & Museum underway

HSR member Susan Dechnik shares these photos below she took July 4th. She and Bill Hall and several other proselytizers were passing out our Glorious Fourth Palm Cards among the revelers bearing bits of borough history on one side and a pitch to become a member … Continue reading

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