Franklin Township and the Surrounding Area :
Title:
Cornerstone box
Date:
06/15/1936
Description:
The cornerstone box for the new Post Office in New Brunswick, N.J. It's lid lies next to it and the files, newspapers and two books inside it can clearly be seen. Cornerstone boxes act as time capsules so that when the building is, eventually, demolished people can see what life was like when it was built. The open box sits on either a wooden desk or counter in front of a door.
Place:
New Brunswick, NJ
Event:
New Brunswick Post Office Cornerstone Laying (1936)
Photographer:
Wade, Elton H. L.
Object Name:
Negative, Sheet Film
Object ID:
2009.1.291
Other #:
616 169
Film Size:
2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Copyright:
Franklin Township Public Library
Collection:
Elton H. L. Wade Photograph Collection
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