Jersey pride is a powerful thing. Whether you were born and raised in the Garden State or arrived from elsewhere, it’s hard not to thump your chest about Jersey’s role in American history; our contributions to industry, science and culture; and the many famous and colorful characters nurtured here.
Such pride of place fuels the sense of nostalgia that infects so many in New Jersey, and that’s what this pictorial feature is all about. The photos represent much of what has added up to today’s New Jersey. Click the links below each photo to learn more about where and when it was taken, and revisit a time gone by.