Charles A. Wolverton - 1926
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Charles A. Wolverton

Charles Wolverton (1880-1969) was a New Jersey lawyer and politician who served 16 terms in Congress, chairing the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Joseph B Van Sciver
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Joseph B. Van Sciver

In 1881, J.B. Van Sciver founded his furniture manufacturing and retail business, and by 1888, he had moved to a four-story building opposite the Ferry at Delaware and Federal.

Gustav A Koerner - 1935-08-31
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Gustav A. Koerner

By December of 1951, Koerner had become the Chief of Police for the City of Camden. He served in this position until his retirement on April 19, 1960.

The photograph is from around 1905-1906. The newly built Second Courthouse is visible in background. Access to the building had been block by a wall, upon which advertisements had been placed for theatrical presentations. The stage adaptation of novelist Harold MacGrath's The Man On The Box is advertised on the lower right hand corner of the wall.
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Camden County Courthouse

The selection of a site in Camden opened up another controversy: It was believed that the location of the Court House would have a large influence in ferry usage.

David S Paul - Reward
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David S. Paul

David S. Paul was a mail carrier and bank messenger. His remains were found by a party of hunters deep in the pine barrens of NJ.

Lawrence T Doran - 1930-04-01
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Lawrence T. Doran

Larry Doran helped crack several famous cases, helping send killers Walter Dworecki and William John Stephan to New Jersey’s electric chair. He was involved with most every major investigation in Camden County for a quarter of a century.

Waldorfs Tavern - 2003-09-21
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Waldorf Tavern

Originally opened as a liquor store, by 1966 Waldorf Liquor Company had become Waldorf Bar. The Giambrone family operated the establishment in the 1990’s. In 2000, the bar changed hands and was known as Cafaro’s Waldorf Tavern and, later, Roman’s Waldorf Tavern.

Police Stock Photo
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George Ellis

George Ellis was a member of the Camden Police Department, promoted to Detective on September 26, 1944 by then Chief of Police George W. Frost.

Bar Stock Photo
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Briggs Cafe

Briggs Cafe operated at 1197 Lansdowne Avenue, the corner of Louis Street and Lansdowne Avenue in Camden’s predominantly Polish Whitman Park neighborhood.

Stock photo of a bar
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Walt’s Cafe

Walt’s Cafe was located at 1197 Lansdowne Avenue, on the corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Louis Street. The bar had operated as Briggs Cafe in the late 1940s, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s as Walt’s Cafe. During the 1990s the bar was known as the Camelot Lounge.

Louis J Pilcher - 1931
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Louis J. Pilcher

Dr. Louis J. Pilcher served as City Planner for the City of Camden in 1930 and 1931.

Samuel M Shay - 1926
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Samuel M. Shay

Samuel M. Shay was appointed as Judge of the Common Pleas Court in Camden County in March of 1922 by Governor Edwards, being reappointed in 1927.