|Philadelphia & Reading RR Depot and Train Station||Nassau Street Looking East, Sage Tower|
|West Broad Street||Palmer Square and Tavern|
|Greenwood Avenue Looking North||The Nassau Inn, J.B. Renwick, Prop.|
|Saint Michael’s Orphanage||Alexander Hall, Princeton University|
|Labaw Residence on Louellen Street||Horse and Buggy, Nassau & Witherspoon Street|
|Hopewell Dainties (The Chocolate Factory)||Cuyler Hall, Princeton University|
|Hopewell Bakery & Cash Grocery, C.H. Allen, Prop.||Skating on Loch Carnegie|
|Blackwell Avenue Looking North||Quaker Meeting House|
|Columbia Avenue||Blair Hall and Campbell Hall, Princeton University|
|Ralston Heights, Stairway to Great Walled Garden||Princeton Inn|
|Hart Avenue||Van Deventer Avenue|
|Blackwell Avenue Looking South||Birdseye View of Palmer Square|
|Old School Babtist Church, John Hart Memorial||Football Game, circa 1910, Princeton University|
Colophon, notes from the prop.
Midway between New York City and Philadelphia, I’ve long called Mercer County home. Purely for enjoyment, This page a collection of vintage postcards of scenes from Hopewell Borough and Princeton (with nod to Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”, first performed at the McCarter Theatre on January 22, 1938.)
The masthead up-top is an original photo-illustration that I created in Photoshop, the red brick building is the Philadelphia & Reading Train Station in Hopewell Borough, New Jersey; other Victorian-era train stations are of virtually identical design. Built in 1876, the Hopewell P&R has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984; still an active freight line; passenger service ceased in 1982; today the station is used as a community center.
Different seasons and holidays, here is a sampling of what you might see up top
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A note for collectors: While I much appreciate the charm of well-worn ephemera, I instead decided to show the postcards above as closer-to-new, doing some photo-restoration to each, and also taking a measure of ‘artistic license’ with some of them. –CJ