Archives: Historic Photo Collection


Children’s Story Hour 1960

This photograph was taken on March 30, 1960, in the Children’s Room of the Main Branch of the East Orange Public Library. At that time, the library was located on the corner of Main Street and Munn Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey. The Children’s Department of the library continues to provide various services and resources for the children of the city, such as grab-and-go craft kits. For more information on children’s events, services, and resources, call 973-266-5627.

Congratulations, Graduates!

The students in this photograph were members of the graduating class of 1905 at Franklin School. Charles Webster was the principal. Whitney Houston attended Franklin School as a young child. As an adult, she would visit the school to support and inspire students and staff alike. In 1997, Franklin School was renamed the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.