Old Images of Newark, New Jersey

Newark New Jersey c1912

Glimpse history through fascinating old images of Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Newark 1926

A century ago, John H.Dunnachie filmed a number of key landmarks in and around Newark.

The sights in this short film include Hudson Terminal (or Penn Station), a pan over the city, Branch Brook Park, downtown street scenes, Centre Market, Broad & Market streets, downtown intersection, Springfield Avenue and Market Street, City Hall, Weequahic Park and Port Newark.

Sightseeing in Newark, N.J. (1926) – Newark, NJ in 1920s – CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage – Charlie Dean Archives on YouTube

And now you can watch an extract of the previous film, but altered so the pace is more sedate, and AI artificial colour and sound added. Note this makes for a pleasant viewing experience, but it does not represent real historical data.

Streets of Newark, New Jersey in 1926 – [ 60 FPS – Color – 4K ] – Old footage restoration with AI – Olden Days on YouTube

Newark in the 1940s

The 1940s film footage of Newark was filmed from a train.

Colorization and sounds was added for this YouTube video in 2021, made only for the ambiance and it does not represent real historical data.

The frames per second was also altered for a more sedate pace than the original film.

Newark, New Jersey 1940s in color shots from a train [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound – NASS on YouTube

Newark’s Department Stores

The Museum Curator of the Works Museum led a webinar, talking about Newark’s Department Stores and displaying a range of old photos to bring the stories of these stores and their owners to life.

History@Home: Downtown Newark’s Department Stores – TheWorksMuseumNewark on YouTube

Newark 1967

Filmed shortly after the Newark Riots of 1967, this film footage shows the difference in communities living in the city at the time.

NEWARK – Joesavana on YouTube

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