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May 13, 2014

Vintage Photos of Mothers and Their Children in New Jersey

Catherine Emery, mother of nine daughters, seated with chin in hand. All nine girls assisted with morning milk deliveries for Chesterfield Dairy before heading off to school. Courtesy of Catherine Emery Ford, circa-1930s.

Carl Woodward of Highland Park had just bought a new camera, and one of his first photos was this circa-1920s image of his family on the front lawn of their home at 253 Lawrence Ave. in Highland Park. Courtesy of Carl Woodward Jr./Arcadia Publishing

John Wagner, left, and his brother, Bill, pose with their mother on the porch of their home in Leonardo in this undated photo. Courtesy of the Middletown Twp. Historical Society

Roselle resident Olive Mae Bond Polk posed with her four daughters, from left, Josephine, Barbara, Gene-Ann and Carolyn, for this 1932 photo. Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing

Five generations came together at one time for this 1914 photo of members of the Swackhamer family in Ironia, Randolph Township. Eliza Hopkins Swackhamer is seated in the center holding her great-great-granddaughter, Lois Ann Watters. Lois’ grandmother, great-grandmother and mother stand from left to right. Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing

A candid photo taken of an unidentified mother and child in North Hudson Park in North Bergen in 1943. Courtesy of

Five generations in one photo! Infant Theresa Buzby is shown in this 1924 photo taken in Chatsworth, Woodland Twp., with, clockwise, her mother Kate Buzby, her grandmother, Wilhemina Inman Ritzendollar, great-grandmother, Amanda Lee Inman and great-great-grandmother, Jane Adams Lee. Courtesy of the Buzby collection

An undated photo shows Catherine Rehbein, right, helping her daughter get a drink from the well in Union Beach. Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing

Catherine Marron Lade, center, poses with her daughter Clara Lade, left, and her sister, Margaret Marron, in this circa-1925 photo in Mount Olive. Goldie the dog also wanted to be part of the picture. Courtesy of the Mt. Olive Historical Society

Eleanor Reilly Trend posed with her baby in front of the family home on Lakeview Avenue in Haddonfield for this undated photo. Courtesy of the Historical Society of Haddonfield

Elizabeth Hanna Shepperd, right, sat for a photo with her son, Kenneth, in 1942 in Quakertown, Franklin Township, before he left to serve with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific in World War II. Courtesy of Kenneth Shepperd

A young mother and her infant seem to be delighted to have been a part of this 1968 photo taken at the Jersey Shore. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Jennie Anselm, left, posed with her children, Florence and Paul, in Newark for this undated photo. Courtesy of the Newark Public Library

A mother and her children posed for this 1928 photo in Long Hill Township. Freda Castle is shown with her children, from left, Ruth, Walter and John. Yes, that's a concrete mixing trough they're sitting in. Courtesy of Ruth Castle Griffin

"Dad, we're over here!" Centering wasn't the strong suit of the photographer in this picture of Edith Graham and her children in Magnolia in 1920. From left in front of Edith are Donald, Marjorie, Hazel, Kathryn and Malcolm. Courtesy of the Magnolia Historical Society

Mary Hofacker, right, sits on the step in front of her family's home on West Fourth Avenue in Pine Hill with, from left, children Mary, Georgeanna and George Jr. in 1943. Courtesy of Mary Gallgher

This undated photo from the Settlement House in Madison shows six mothers and 11 children who benefitted from the family-assistance programs offered. Courtesy of the Madison Public Library

Edith Borden and her son, William, sat for this photo in Rumson in 1918. Courtesy of the Monmouth County Historical Commission



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