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Historical Images Passaic, NJ


Image 1 – “Paulison Castle” acquired by the City of Passaic for City Hall and Library use. Circa 1900.

Image 2 – Cyclists on Passaic Avenue near Lafayette Avenue, Passaic. Circa late 1890’s.

Image 3 – The Hughes Building on Main Avenue, Passaic. Circa 1900.

Image 4 – Wall Poster of Duke Collins and His Orchestra Dance at Polish Peoples Home, Passaic, January 28, 1940. Duke Collins was the stage name for Michael Walter Kovalcik who passed away in 1979. Mr. Kovalcik was born in Passaic and lived there most of his life. He was a musician and performed with his own orchestra for 45 years. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Passaic. He was also a member of the American Federation of Musicians Union, Local 248 in Paterson. He was a former County Committeeman for four years.

Image 5 – “The Wandering Gypsy” Advertisement for a play being held at a Theater on Market Street, Passaic. Circa 1912.

Image 6 – “The Heart of Dundee was Second Street…” Half a century ago. A group of young Passaicites pose with the neighborhood barber in front of his shop at 91 Second Street (now Market Street). The three boys at extreme right of the picture have been identified as (from right to left) Charles Schiffman. David Minsky and Harry Minsky. At left and right of Mr. Altarac are Lillian and Solomon Zuckernick, with little Hymen Zuekernick just visible behind Alex Stark. Mr. Altarac is holding the hand of his own young daughter, and at her right Louis Solomon. The boy at extreme left of the picture is not identified; the boy in the white shirt is described only as Louis Solomon cousin. Photo Courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society and City Historian Mark S. Auerbach

Image 7 – Advertising Poster for a “Gypsy Play” Circa 1912 Courtesy of City Historian Mark S. Auerbach

Image 8 – Second Street, 1909 Courtesy of City Historian Mark S. Auerbach

Image 9 – Second Street, 1916 Courtesy of City Historian Mark S. Auerbach

Image 10 – Greetings from Passaic Courtesy of City Historian Mark S. Auerbach

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