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The Newark Experience


Newark, 1938

Newark, 1944.
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What it Looked Like

Photojournalist Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) worked for the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s, documenting the effects of the economic depression around the country.
Slums, Newark, New Jersey April 1939
Gardens for the Unemployed, Newark, New Jersey. Squatters Houses in "Jersey Meadows" on City Dump 4 photos. April 1939
Newark Housing Authority Homes
34 photos; 1944 & 1946. From the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.
Newark Theaters
5 drawings of Newark theater facades from the 1930s.

Living with War

Training High School Boys to Identify Planes
5 photos. Weequahic High School basic aviation class.
Empty Collapsible Tubes: A Tin Mine for War Industry
14 photos. Salvaging tin from empty metal tubes.
Women Workers at the Federal Shipyard, Newark, 1943
Molly Pitcher Brigade Holds Drill
Photo. 1940. Women of the newly formed Molly Pitcher Brigade march in their first uniformed drill.

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