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Re: Photo Conservator Needed

I'm a retired photograph curator (worked at the Tamiment Library special collection at New York University for 26 years); I recommend The Better Image (http://www.thebetterimage.com/about/) a reputable photo conservation studio that has offices/studios both in New York City and New Jersey (Milford, in Hunterdon County). Best of luck, and good for you for advocating for this rare, valuable, and significant object. Erika Gottfried

Photo Conservator Needed

There is a photograph of Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African-American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, at the Perth Amboy Public Library. (Peterson cast his vote in that city.) It is the only print I am aware of and is the one that comes up on every image search. I was alarmed to discover that it was damaged - there is a fold/crack across the image. The Library is unaware of when or how this damage happened.

Don't Miss "Popular Culture and American Theatre: Past, Present, and Future" On March 20th!

Popular Culture and American Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

While sometimes overshadowed by popular culture—in the way that movies, television, sports, digital media, fashion, and politics are in the immediate frenetic moment—theatre has nonetheless lasted the march of history and both infiltrated and been infiltrated by popular culture’s force.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities Historic Preservation Workshop

On April 7, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden is hosting a one-day historic preservation workshop. Registration is open now. All workshop attendees will receive a discount on registration for our fall 2018 class, Introduction to Historic Preservation.

First Annual Parker Homestead-1665 Flea Market

*** First Annual Parker Homestead-1665 Flea Market ***

The Parker Homestead-1665 in Little Silver includes one of the oldest houses in New Jersey, three 18th and 19th century barns, a picturesque pond, and twelve acres of property directly on 235 Rumson Road (Route 520). The site is listed on The NJ State and National Registers of Historic Places.