Newark's History & Areas

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germantown01.jpg
56 viewsPhoto from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, October 1876
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45 viewsAfrican-American woman working at a loom, Newark, 1917. African-American women worked in the garment trade, which employed mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants in the early 20th century. But because of discrimination most did "piece-work" at home (paid for each piece of clothing they completed) instead of in local factories or shops. In this case, it is unclear whether this woman is working on a home loom or if she is demonstrating the machine in a workshop

Photo and description from the William Cone Collection
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Bi-Centennial of the First Landing of Germans in America45 viewsDrawing from Harpers Weekly October 20, 1883
sangerfest01.jpg
350 viewsPostcard
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An Italian Child's First Impression of America326 views

Last additions - Immigrants
afroamerican01.jpg
45 viewsAfrican-American woman working at a loom, Newark, 1917. African-American women worked in the garment trade, which employed mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants in the early 20th century. But because of discrimination most did "piece-work" at home (paid for each piece of clothing they completed) instead of in local factories or shops. In this case, it is unclear whether this woman is working on a home loom or if she is demonstrating the machine in a workshop

Photo and description from the William Cone Collection
Dec 12, 2018
germantown01.jpg
56 viewsPhoto from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, October 1876Nov 25, 2018
germanparade10201883harpersweekly.jpg
Bi-Centennial of the First Landing of Germans in America45 viewsDrawing from Harpers Weekly October 20, 1883Nov 25, 2018
sangerfest01.jpg
350 viewsPostcardFeb 15, 2017
italiannews01firstimpression1916.jpg
An Italian Child's First Impression of America326 viewsNov 21, 2016