Authors Of Newark Visual History To Sign Book At Library

NEWARK—Sharon and Elizabeth Hazard will offer a pictorial journey through a century of Newark history at the Newark Public Library on Thursday, May 6.

The photos, which date back to the 1860s, are featured in their book, Historic Photos of Newark. The authors will also sign copies of their book at the slide show, which begins at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall.


The Hazards spent countless hours doing research at the Newark Public Library. Sharon Hazard described the library’s collection as a “treasure trove.”

The book includes a mix of photos that capture life on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Newark in the 19th century and during the Great Depression of the 20th century. There is a photo of Newark City Hospital’s first ambulance being pulled through the snow by a horse in 1886. There is also a photo of Mutual Benefit Insurance employees seated around a dining room table when the company opened in 1927.

Another snapshot features four Krueger Brewery employees hunched over, beaming, even as the weight of beer barrels pressing into their backs. The picture was taken in April, 1933 when the 18th Amendment was lifted, ending Prohibition.

The book signing program is free and open to the public. The Newark Public Library is located at 5 Washington Street in downtown Newark.  For more information, call 1-973-733-7793 or email to reserve a spot for the program.

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