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New Jersey Medical History Postcard Collection

Processed By:
Sarah Hull
June 1998; Revised: October 2005


Postcard Home | Health Care Facilities by location A-C | D-G | H-K | L | M-N | O-P | Q-S | T-V | W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name | Commercial Businesses and Institutions | Miscellaneous


Introduction

The postcard collection documents a variety of medical care facilities, and health-related businesses and institutions in New Jersey throughout the 20th century. The collection of 709 cards contains black and white, color, sepia-toned, and ‘realphoto' postcards. Most of the items date to the early 1900s -- the "golden era" of post card production. The collection is divided into three broad areas: Health care facilities, Commercial businesses and institutions, and Miscellaneous.

Belle Mead Sanatorium  
 
 
 
Health care facilities are buildings and institutions that provide health-related assistance to individuals. They are organized by location. These facilities include: hospitals, infirmaries, medical centers, asylums, sanitariums, health resorts, convalescent and other special homes, preventoriums, special schools and summer camps, homes for the aged and veteran soldiers and their families, and rehabilitation institutes. For many of these structures, postcard images are the only visual records that remain for them. In addition, several facilities documented in this collection no longer exist or new medical buildings have replaced them.

Arrowsmith Mfg. Co.  
 
 
 
Commercial businesses and institutions consist of large pharmaceutical companies, local drug stores, pharmaceutical and patent medicine advertisements, physician appointment reminders and advertising, and funeral homes; they are arranged alphabetically by business name. Miscellaneous includes a number of New Jersey health-related subjects, such as medical schools and individual doctor's cards. The miscellaneous items are sorted alphabetically.

 
 
 

Bibliography:

Densky-Wolff, Lois R. "Part I: Hospital Postcards: The New Jersey View." New Jersey Medicine 91.2 (February 1994): 85-89.
-----. "Part II: Hospital Postcards: The New Jersey View." New Jersey Medicine 91.3 (March 1994): 160-165.
-----. "Why Libraries Collect Postcards: Two Case Studies." Popular Culture in Libraries 3.2 (1995): 35-39.

Postcard Home | Health Care Facilities by location A-C | D-G | H-K | L | M-N | O-P | Q-S | T-V | W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name | Commercial Businesses and Institutions | Miscellaneous


Health Care Facilities A-L

BY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:

A
Almonessen

Atlantic City

Bayonne

Belmar

Belleville

Belle Mead

Belvidere

Berkeley Heights

Berlin

Bloomfield

Bound Brook

Bridgeton

Browns Mills

Burlington

Butler

C

Camden

Camp Dix SEE Wrightstown

Camp Kilmer SEE Edison Twp.

Camp Merrit SEE Tenafly

Cape May

Denville

Dover


Postcard Home | Health Care Facilities by location A-C | D-G | H-K | L | M-N | O-P | Q-S | T-V | W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name | Commercial Businesses and Institutions | Miscellaneous


East Orange

Edison

Edison Township

Egg Harbor City

Elizabeth

Elmer

Englewood

F
Far Hills

Farmingdale

Flemington

Fort Dix SEE Wrightstown

Fort Monmouth

G
Glen Gardner

Glen Ridge SEE Montclair

Greenbrook

Hackensack

Hammonton

High Point Park

Hoboken

Hopewell Township

I, J, K
Irvington

Jamesburg

Jersey City

Kearny

L
Lakeland

Lakewood

Lawrenceville

Leonardo

Linwood

Livingston

Long Branch

Longport

Lyons


Postcard Home | Health Care Facilities by location A-C | D-G | H-K | L | M-N | O-P | Q-S | T-V | W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name | Commercial Businesses and Institutions | Miscellaneous


For reference service and information contact:

Robert Vietrogoski
Special Collections
bob.vietrogoski@rutgers.edu
(973) 972-7830
FAX (973) 972-7474

 
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