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Abstracts/Microfilm from the Newspaper for the Years: 1856 -1953
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Introduction to the Digital Images

Update: April 2, 2014

There is now less and less news items in the newspaper with the 1952 issues. It appears that it is slowly going out of business. It is my opinion that they do not have the reporting staff nor the acurate linotype operator that were employed in the past. Also, the advertising has fallen off. Of course, this all leads to the demise of the paper in the year 1953.

Text modified: 11/01/2013

The Digital Images Pages contain copies of the Digital Images of the Microfilm from the Hunterdon Republican newspaper starting with 1901 and ending whenever this phase of the Project is completed.

As noted on the Home Page, the microfilm was loaned to me by the Hunterdon County Library. This microfilm was made from unbound and frequently folded copies of the newspaper and as I found out, wherever the fold occurred, the text was usually obliterated. This may have included one or more lines of text. At first, I would request the correct information from the Hunterdon County Historical Society, but when I realized that 2 microfilm copies had been made, one from the folded newspapers and one from the newspapers bound in hard bindings, I decided to buy copies of the microfilm from the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton, New Jersey and correct the information on the digital images. Both sets of original newspapers are at the Historical Society's new storage facility at Flemington Junction. The Society also has the complete microfilm copy of the bound issues which can be accessed at their Library on Main St., Flemington. I intend to add corrections to the microfilm copies wherever these obliterations are found. In addition to the folds, the left column on page 3 of the newspaper, which contain items of Local Interest, was poorly copied. In many instances, the item was not reproducible due to the inadequate lighting. Many of these are partially or completely typed. Enjoy!

The items that you will view where obtained as noted above.
The Software used is MGI PhotoSuite, format is .jpg
The processing basically involves:

1. find item on digital image obtained from a microfilm reader.
2. increase or decrease brightness to enhance the text.
3. correct or add text to that which is obliterated.
4. copy the item.
5. paste item onto page devoted to one week of the newspaper.
6. label page with date and place in appropriate file by month and year.

All of the items can be accessed from the Table noted below. You will open each month to view the individual weeks. The page opens and will list the weeks. Click on them one at a time and scan for your names of interest. When finished scanning, click the "Go Back" arrow on top left of page to return to the previous page. DO NOT CLICK ON THE RED "X" at top right - this will close your browser!

If you have any problems with this display, I want to know. Many thanks in advance.

There have been over 100 visitors to the Web site since this phase of the project was started [as of 10/27/2013], with no complaints! I must assume that you are content with the content and display! [Note: the counter that I am using does not identify the user, just how many visited the site!]

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The Table below will allow you to open one month of digital images at a time. The entry of numbers for the Year and Month will indicate that the images are available for review. Click on the Year-Month number entry to open the microfilm copies for that selection. The color of the entry will change from blue to red after you visit the selection. This will enable you to know which ones you have already visited! I believe that if you shut down your computer instead of putting it in sleep mode or hibernation, the numbers will all revert to Blue, so keep a list and cross off those you visit! I am sure that you will know how to magnify the page after the initial opening, since no one has yet ask how to do this!

You may also copy an item of interest for your personal use. You must have a program that reads ".jpg" format images and you know how to use the select function for the program.


Digital images of the microfilm for the Hunterdon Republican newspaper.
Year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
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