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New Jersey National Guard Photograph Collection and Warren G. Holmes's Scrapbook

This database indexes 1,039 photographs collected by the New Jersey National Guard. The photographs range in date from the mid-19th century through the 1980s, with the majority (759 images) taken before 1945. The database also includes the full contents of Warren G. Holmes's Scrapbook (274 images), created by him while serving with the Essex Troop before and during the Mexican Border War, ca. 1915-1916.

The entire database may be searched using a combination of text search fields, location, subject headings, and earliest and/or latest year.

The images are also browsable by collection, historical era, and main subject headings.

Highlights include: Warren G. Holmes's Scrapbook; 192 Regimental Portraits; 279 individual or dual portraits; 31 aerial photographs and 76 photographs of historic aircraft; 108 images taken before or during World War II (ca. 1939-1945), with an additional 333 images taken during the interwar period (ca. 1919-1939); and over 200 images taken at the National Guard Training Center at Sea Girt, including 58 images of the Governor's Cottage and other landmark structures at the center.

Images of special note include: an historic portrait of General Hooker and his Staff in Lookout Valley during the winter of 1863-1864 (image no. A146); the Second Troop on Parade at the dedication of General U. S. Grant's Tomb in New York City (image no. A401); the Third and Fourth Regiments on parade on Market Street, Philadelphia during the 1887 Centennial celebration of the United States Constitution (image nos. A394 and A400); the American Legion Parade, in the Plaza de la Opera, Paris France, 1927 (image no. A47); and over 150 photographs and scrapbook images refering to the National Guard deployment to Arizona during the Mexican Border War of 1916.

Consult the Reference services page and/or the Guide to Reproduction and Research Services, Policies and Fees for information on reproduction of images included in this collection.


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