Electrical Bureau, Camden NJ

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My father worked for the Electrical Bureau in Camden for 30 years, from approximately 1973 (I think) to when he retired in 2004. He has since passed and I have been maintaining his website on his behalf, until which time it makes sense not to. Here are a gallery of his photos which he has either collected or taken.


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