The Berg Picture Collection contains more than 2700 photographs, mostly Newark street scenes, taken by Samuel Berg, MD between 1960 and 1968. The bulk of the collection consists ofof black and white, 4" x 3" prints.
Most of the photographs are street scenes of residential, commercial, and industrial sites in all sections of Newark. There are many images of old buildings, of schools, parks, cemeteries, and churches; several show buildings being demolished, and a few show historical plaques or architectural details. Some images are of Newark Airport, the Morris Canal, and railway yards and terminals. Rarely are people captured in the photographs. A number of historic buildings or sites, such as the Krueger Mansion, the Oriental Masonic Temple, Beulah Baptist Church, the Allen African Methodist Episcopalian Church, Temple B'nai Israel, Old Meeker Foundry, and the Tiffany Building are identified.
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