Newark Picture Collection

About this Collection

A selection of photographs from the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library. The Picture Collection at the Newark Public Library includes photos of buildings (schools, hotels, stores, etc.), people, parks, streets, historical occasions and more. It contains hundreds of thousands of photos which can be viewed by the public in the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center.

These images are only a small part of the full collection, come to the Newark Public Library's Charles Cummings Room to see more!

Note: This collection does not including every photograph in the digital database, only specific photos in a collection called "the Picture Collection" . The CFCNJIC has HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS more photographs which are not digital.

Abraham Manley runs on Newark Eagles field
Running together are Abraham Manley, co-owner of Newark Eagles, James R. Mackey (possibly) team manager and unidentified man at right. The Newark Eagles were a professional Negro league baseball team which played in the Negro National League from 1936 to 1948. The 1946 team won the Negro World Series. They were co-owned by Afraham and Effa Manley.
Ainshe Russia Synagogue
224 W. Kinney Street
Alma Flagg
Alma Flagg was the first African-American woman to become principal of a Newark public school.
Amiri Baraka, 1972
Amiri Baraka addresses the Newark City Council in 1972.
B'Nai Abraham Synagogue
621 Clinton Avenue
B'Nai Jeshurun Synagogue
224 Washington St.
B'Nai Zion Synagogue
545 West Market Street, after being damaged by vandals
Broad Street Station, 1909
A photo of Broad Street Station with horse carriages in front.
Broad and Market 1929
The intersection of Broad and Market streets in 1929.
Central Railroad Station Interior
A photo of the interior of the Central Railroad terminal on Broad Street in Newark.
Charlie Keller
Charlie Keller played for the Newark Bears and later the New York Yankees.
Claude Brown
"Claude Brown was born in Harlem on February 23, 1937. After a difficult childhood filled with crime, pain, and fear, he began his literary career by writing an article about Harlem for the journal Dissent . In 1963 Brown finished his first book, Manchild in the Promised Land . Published in 1965, this work brought a great deal of attention to the sad conditions of American urban youth. Brown also wrote for various magazines including the Saturday Evening Post , The New York Times Magazine , and Esquire . Brown attended Howard University and law school at Stanford University and Rutgers University. He lived in Newark and died on February 2, 2002. Works include: Manchild in the Promised Land (1965) and The Children of Ham (1976)" - Newark's Literary Lights (2016)
Community Hospital - Admitting Office
Photo from the 1930's.
Community Hospital - Negro Surgeons
Photo from the 1930's.
Community Hospital - Nurses
Photo from the 1930's.