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New Jersey Medical History Postcard Collection

New Jersey Medical History Postcard Collection

Postcard Home Health Care Facilities by location A-C D-G H-K L M-N O-P Q-S T-V W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name Commercial Businesses and Institutions Miscellaneous


The postcard collection documents a variety of medical care facilities, and health-related businesses and institutions in New Jersey throughout the 20th century. The collection of 709 cards contains black and white, color, sepia-toned, and ‘realphoto' postcards. Most of the items date to the early 1900s -- the "golden era" of post card production. The collection is divided into three broad areas: Health care facilities, Commercial businesses and institutions, and Miscellaneous.

Belle Mead Sanatorium

Health care facilities are buildings and institutions that provide health-related assistance to individuals. They are organized by location. These facilities include: hospitals, infirmaries, medical centers, asylums, sanitariums, health resorts, convalescent and other special homes, preventoriums, special schools and summer camps, homes for the aged and veteran soldiers and their families, and rehabilitation institutes. For many of these structures, postcard images are the only visual records that remain for them. In addition, several facilities documented in this collection no longer exist or new medical buildings have replaced them.

Commercial businesses and institutions consist of large pharmaceutical companies, local drug stores, pharmaceutical and patent medicine advertisements, physician appointment reminders and advertising, and funeral homes; they are arranged alphabetically by business name. Miscellaneous includes a number of New Jersey health-related subjects, such as medical schools and individual doctor's cards. The miscellaneous items are sorted alphabetically.

Arrowsmith Mfg. Co.

Bibliography

Densky-Wolff, Lois R. "Part I: Hospital Postcards: The New Jersey View." New Jersey Medicine 91.2 (February 1994): 85-89.

-----. "Part II: Hospital Postcards: The New Jersey View." New Jersey Medicine 91.3 (March 1994): 160-165.

-----. "Why Libraries Collect Postcards: Two Case Studies." Popular Culture in Libraries 3.2 (1995): 35-39.


Postcard Home Health Care Facilities by location A-C D-G H-K L M-N O-P Q-S T-V W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name Commercial Businesses and Institutions Miscellaneous


Health Care Facilities A-L

By Geographic Location

A

Almonessen

  • First Aid Station, Sunset Beach (1)

Atlantic City

  • Beach Patrol Hospital at Steel Pier (1)
  • Children's Seashore House for Invalid Children/Betty Bacharach Home for Crippled Children (1)
  • England General Hospital (2)
  • Mercer Memorial House, Seaside House for Invalid Women (1)

B

Bayonne

  • Bayonne Hospital (2)
  • Bayonne Hospital and Nurses' Home (1)
Ann May Memorial Hospital

Belmar

  • Ann May Memorial Hospital (2)
Essex County Isolation Hospital

Belleville

  • Clara Mass Memorial Hospital (3)
  • Essex County Isolation Hospital (2) SEE ALSO Newark

Belle Mead

  • Belle Mead Farm Colony & Sanatorium (2 + 1 neg.)

Belvidere

  • Presbyterian Home for the Aged (1)
Bonnie Burn Sanitorium

Berkeley Heights

  • Berkeley Hall Nursing Home (1)
  • Bonnie Burns Tuberculosis Hospital (8 + 1 neg.) SEE ALSO Scotch Plains
  • [John E.] Runnells Specialized Hospital (2)

Berlin

  • Oakland Farm in the Pines (1)
Bridgeton City Hospital

Bloomfield

  • Beacon Nursing Home (1)
  • Job Haine's Home for Aged (1)

Bound Brook

  • Bound Brook Hospital (1)
Dr. Reba Lloyd's Sanitarium, post 1906

Bridgeton

  • Bridgeton City Hospital (4)
  • Ivy Hall Sanitarium (1)
  • Dr. Reba Lloyd's Sanitarium (1)

Browns Mills

  • Deborah Hospital (3)
Yungborn air cottage

Burlington

  • Charles A. Eisenfelder Medical Complex, Masonic Home (1)

Butler

  • Bancroft Health Resort (1)
  • Dr. Lust's Sanitorium (2)
  • Naturopathic Sanitarium SEE Dr. Lust's Sanitorium
  • Yungborn SEE ALSO Dr. Lust's Sanitorium (7)
Yungborn men's playground

C

Camden

  • Cooper Hospital (5 + 1 neg.)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (1)
  • West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital (1 + 1 neg.)
  • West Jersey Hospital (1)

Camp Dix SEE Wrightstown

Camp Kilmer SEE Edison Twp.

Camp Merrit SEE Tenafly

Cape May

  • Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital (1)
  • South Cape Nursing Home (1)
  • U. S. Army General Hospital, No. 11 (3)

D

St. Francis Health Resort

Denville

  • Diamond Spring Lodge (New Jersey Foundation for the Blind (2)
  • Kneipp Water Cure (1)
  • St. Francis' Health Resort (7)
Dover General Hospital

Dover

  • Dover General Hospital (1)

Postcard Home Health Care Facilities by location A-C D-G H-K L M-N O-P Q-S T-V W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name Commercial Businesses and Institutions Miscellaneous


E

East Orange

  • East Orange General Hospital (2)
  • Homeopathic Hospital of Essex County (1)
  • Veterans Administration (4 + 1 neg.)

Edison

  • Edison Lodge Convalescent and Nursing Home (1)

Edison Township

  • Camp Kilmer (1)
Dr. Smith's Sanitarium

Egg Harbor City

  • Dr. Smith's Sanitarium (3)

Elizabeth

  • Alexian Brother's Hospital (3)
  • Elizabeth General Hospital (5)
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital (4)

Elmer

  • Elmer Community Hospital (3)
Englewood Hospital

Englewood

  • Englewood Hospital (4)

F

Preventorium for Children

Far Hills

  • Kate Macy Ladd Convalescent Home (14)
Preventorium for Children (double-fold)

Farmingdale

  • Preventorium for Children (6 + 1 neg.; 1 is a double-fold)

Flemington

  • Hunterdon Medical Center (2)

Fort Dix SEE Wrightstown

Fort Monmouth

  • Ft. Monmouth Hospital (2)
  • Ft. Monmouth Post Hospital (1)
  • Paterson Army Hospital SEE Ft. Monmouth Hospital

G

N.J. Sanitorium for Tuberculosis Diseases

Glen Gardner

  • Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Home (1)
  • New Jersey Sanitorium for Tuberculosis Diseases (18 + 1 neg.)
N.J. Sanitorium View of Buildings

Glen Ridge SEE Montclair

Greenbrook

  • Greenbrook Manor Nursing Home (1)

H

Hackensack Hospital

Hackensack

  • Hackensack Hospital (4)

Hammonton

  • Hammonton Emergency Hospital (1)
  • New Jersey State Hospital at Ancora (1)

High Point Park

  • High Point Park Camp for the Blind (1)

Hoboken

  • St. Mary's Hospital (2)
  • U.S. Army Embarkation Hospital, No. 1 (3)
Cumberland County Asylum, pre 1906

Hopewell Township

  • Cumberland County Asylum (1)

I, J, K

Irvington

  • Irvington General Hospital (3)

Jamesburg

  • J. L. Disney Sanatorium (1)
Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City

  • Christ Hospital (5)
  • Harry Moore School for Crippled Children (1)
  • Jersey City Hospital (3 + 1 neg.)
  • Jersey City Medical Center (4)
  • St. Francis Hospital (1)
  • St. Joseph's Home for the Blind (1)

Kearny

  • Home for Disabled Soldiers (2)

L

Camden County Tuberculosis Hospital

Lakeland

  • Camden County Psychiatric Hospital (1)
  • [C. Co.] Farms Hospital (1)
  • Tuberculosis Hospital (2)
USA Hospital no.9

Lakewood

  • Lakewood General Hospital (1)
  • Lakewood Tuberculosis Preventorium SEE Preventorium for Children, Farmingdale
  • Paul Kimball Hospital (2)
  • Paul Kimball Memorial Hospital (1)
  • U. S. Army General Hospital, No. 9 (14)
  • U. S. Government Hospital, No. 9 SEE U. S. Army General Hospital, No. 9

Lawrenceville

  • St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center (2 - Oversized)
  • U.S. Army Convalescent Hospital, No. 1 (1)

Leonardo

  • Camp Happiness: NJ Blind Men's Club Vacation Home (1)

Linwood

  • Linwood Convalescent Center (1)

Livingston

  • St. Barnabus Medical Center (1) SEE ALSO Newark

Long Branch

  • Monmouth County Hospital (1)
  • Monmouth Medical Center SEE Monmouth Memorial Hospital
  • Monmouth Memorial Hospital (5 + 1 neg.)

Longport

  • Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children (1)

Lyons

  • Veterans Administration Hospital (4)

Postcard Home Health Care Facilities by location A-C D-G H-K L M-N O-P Q-S T-V W-Z
Health Care Facilities by name Commercial Businesses and Institutions Miscellaneous


Processed By:
Sarah Hull
June 1998; Revised: October 2005


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