Camden’s Newton Avenue – Then & Now

Newton Ave, S. of Berkley St., Camden, NJ, Aug 16, 1910. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

Here’s one for the ages! A wonderful real photo postcard view at the intersection of Newton Ave. and Berkley St. in Camden, New Jersey. This item was placed in the mail stream and bears a Camden, N.J. postmark dated AUG. 16, 1910 6-PM, so it’s about 110 years old. (See over 150 more vintage views of Camden on our Camden, NJ images page.)

Things to look for include: the “Coca-Cola” and “Oysters In Every Style” signage; a large assemblage of school-aged boys in the street wearing their customary vintage-era knickers, caps, and ties; and a set of trolley tracks along with a horse-drawn wagon with a driver. One wonders what the occasion was for taking this photo at this particular moment in time. This characteristic street scene, a mix of mostly residential row homes and some neighborhood commercial businesses and corner stores, is located very close to the well-known Haddon Avenue.

Newton Ave, S. of Berkley St., Camden, NJ, July 2017 CREDIT: google maps screen capture

Compare that 1910 scene with the google maps image taken in 2017 at the same intersection.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9388828,-75.1138169,3a,37.5y,225.23h,94.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP3i0ax3pnUqiCJ1VU-igAg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Now, if you really had a tech-savvy HSR Editor here, he would upload a short video in which one view dissolves into the other. This would be interesting to do with some of our scenes of old Riverton. – JMc

Best I could do… see the 7 sec. dissolve on Facebook.

 

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