Fab Four on Hold

In the latter part of the 1970s, I attended a Beatles event in Hammonton that consisted of a guest speaker, a proclaimed expert on the

Tending Boys

By the start of the 20th century, Whitall Tatum & Co., owner of two glass manufacturing plants in Millville, employed around 3,000 workers of all

Glass Industry

The success of Millville glass manufacturer Whitall Tatum & Co. in the second half of the 19th century was the result of the vision of


John Whitall, the glassworks magnate whose name graced one of Millville’s premiere businesses in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is often affiliated with Philadelphia,

Genesis of Glass

Throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Millville’s identity was largely affiliated with the glassworks industry, but the development of the city’s notable glass

Dylan’s Latest

The latest Bob Dylan album Rough and Rowdy Ways happened to enter the world in June, the same month as the 50th anniversary of the

Found: A Memoir

In 1956, Charles M. Jones and Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. reported in an issue of the Vineland Historical Magazine that a “manuscript account of the

Mints in China

When Bridgeton’s Ferracute Machine Company, founded by inventor/entrepreneur Oberlin Smith, undertook the task of providing China with three coin manufacturing facilities in 1896, engineer Henry

Cash for China

Much has been written about Bridgeton inventor and entrepreneur Oberlin Smith, but the tale of his business deal to provide currency presses for China at

Where’s Wenders?

The last film I watched at the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) was in April 2007 at the Ritz East one month after Landmark Theatres purchased

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