Post Cards from the Past
Harlan Radford was born and raised in South Jersey and while growing up his family would spend their vacationing at Stone Harbor usually at C-7 Weber Court. He has a particular love of Stone Harbor and its rich history. Currently retired, Harlan was a high school Social Studies teacher for 34 years in the northeast Ohio community where he now resides. He has always had a strong interest in the Jersey Shore and has been collecting post cards most of his life. Harlan belongs to numerous historical society’s and has been writing for the Historical Society of Riverton (N.J.) for 20 years.
Harlan reestablished his connections to Stone Harbor this past year and we are pleased to announce that he has agreed to write a series of short histories derived from postcards for the Stone Harbor Museum website. We are excited to announce that these pieces of Harlan’s Histories will start appearing on Fridays. Stay tuned for his first history on Friday, January 7th
Picture of the Day No. 9 Stone Harbor Country Club
Picture of the Day No. 8 Briegel’s Bakery
Picture of the Day No. 7 the Parkway Casino
Picture of the Day No. 6 Official Opening of the Ocean Parkway
Picture of the Day No. 5 – Circa 1910 – 96th Street Under Construction
Picture of the Day No. 4 – the Great Atlantic Storm of September 1944
Picture of the Day No. 3 – Stone Harbor Trolley Car
No. 1 A NEW FEATURE – OUR JOURNEY BEGINS: “PICTURE OF THE DAY!” STONE HARBOR, N. J.
Picture of the Day No. 2 – Remembering Stone Harbor:
No. 65 The New Stone Harbor Casino
No. 62 THE ROSERY AT STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 61 THE DORNIER Do X AIRSHIP: ANOTHER STRANGE SIGHT AT STONE HARBOR, N. J. AUGUST 27, 1931
No. 59 THE PARKWAY PIER & PAVILION HOUSE AT 96th STREET AND THE BRIDGE STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 58 THE OCEAN DRIVE COASTAL HIGHWAY BRIDGE OVER HEREFORD INLET BETWEEN THE WILDWOODS AND STONE HARBOR, N. J.
NO. 57 UNDER THE BOARDWALK STONE HARBOR, N.J. 1916 – 1944
No. 56 THE MOVIE THEATERS AT STONE HARBOR, N. J. 1922 – 1960
No. 55 A PROMOTIONAL PIECE ADVERTISING STONE HARBOR, NEW JERSEY AS “THE BEST FAMILY RESORT” 1926
No. 54 ADVERTISEMENT “OCEAN FRONT HOTEL RATE – ROOMS $1.00 UP” AT STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 53 “BUILDING OPERATIONS THRIVE AT STONE HARBOR: ACTIVITY AT SEASHORE RESORT NOW BREAKING ALL RECORDS” 1914
No. 51 THE STONE HARBOR WATER WORKS: A 100-YEAR PICTORIAL SURVEY OF A LANDMARK STRUCTURE
No. 50 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT STONE HARBOR, NEW JERSEY
No. 49 STONE HARBOR SCHOOLS: “A COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION”
No. 47 The Channel Apartments Overlooking the Great Channel at Stone Harbor, New Jersey
No. 46 THE BOARDWALK SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE BEACH REMAINS UNTOUCHED AT STONE HARBOR, N.J.
No. 45 A BRIEF STUDY OF 3 POST CARDS DEPICTING THE BOARDWALK CIRCA 1917 AT STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 44 DAVID TROXEL: NOTED BUSINESSMAN AND TROXEL’S VARIETY STORE IN STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 43 WHO CAN HELP US IDENTIFY THE LOCATION AND/OR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLAPPER APARTMENT HOUSE IN STONE HARBOR?
No. 42 FISHING: A VERY POPULAR PASTIME AT STONE HARBOR, N. J.
No. 41 NEW STONE HARBOR IN THE MAKING: THE RISLEY BROTHERS AND THE SOUTH JERSEY REALTY COMPANY
No. 40 THE FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN ANGLESEA AND STONE HARBOR, N.J. THE EARLY YEARS: 1907 – 1927
No. 39 EARLY AIR MAIL IN STONE HARBOR: NEVER-BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS COME TO LIGHT FROM AUGUST 1912 By Harlan B. Radford
No. 38 EARLY POST CARD AND PHOTO VIEWS: THE BOULEVARD APPROACH, ENTRANCE AND SOME MEANS OF CONVEYANCE TO STONE HARBOR, N.J.
No. 37 LATE 1930s & EARLY 1940s POST CARD IMAGES SHOWING STONE HARBOR’S BOARDWALK
No. 36 THE FIVE-STORY HARBOR INN: UPDATED FIRE CODES RESULTS IN THE INSTALLATION OF A FIRE ESCAPE
No. 35 Stone Harbor Churches
#34x – THE LOVELY EDSON VACATION COTTAGE
#34 – THE LOVELY EDSON VACATION COTTAGE
#33 – THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF STONE HARBOR
#32 – THE RISE OF POSTCARDS
#31 – THOSE KIDS ARE AT IT AGAIN
#30 – THE CASINO AT 96TH STREET, LATER KNOWN AS THE OCEAN VIEW APARTMENTS
#29 – A GREAT PLACE TO WATCH THE RACES
#28 – STONE HARBOR AND AVALON LIFESAVING STATIONS
#27 – BOARDWALK AND BEACH AT NIGHT