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[Photo Album]: Pitman, New Jersey Flood 1940
New Jersey: 1940. Near Fine. Hardcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 10" x 7". String-tied black paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 23 black and white silver gelatin photographs all measuring around 5" x 7" with some captions. Some edgeswear and abrasions on the front board else very good with near fine photographs. A collection of photographs of a flood in Pitman, New Jersey in September 1940. The flood was the result of a late summer tropical storm which effected much of South Jersey. This album features damage in the small town of Pitman, New Jersey with ruined buildings, flooded streets, and the overflow of the town's lake. One photo shows fallen trees and a pile of rubble with the caption, "Robbin's lumber yard," another shows a group of women assessing the damage of Hollywood Dell. One photo is captioned "looking north from E. Holly Avenue in center foreground submerged car." The nearby creek spread into the roads and one photo is captioned "Mantua Creek overflowing Delsea Drive." Another photo shows two people on a kayaking through the nearby town of Mantua. Workers at the Pitman Electric Company are seen posing outside their headquarters in rain gear. Pitman began as a Methodist bible camp by the New Jersey Conference Camp Association in 1872 and was named for evangelical minister, Reverend Charles Pitman. An interesting collection of photos of the aftermath of a natural disaster in a small town.
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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