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Northern New Jersey Chapter

Monthly Programs

Victorian Society in America - Northern New Jersey Chapter

VSA-NNJ meets monthly from September to June for lectures and events

related to 19th Century history, usually on the third Monday of the month. 

Our next program will be:

 Charles Warren Eaton's

Photos of Europe - 1900 to 1925

Monday, November 21, 2022

at 7 PM  

Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ 

This venue is handicap accessible.  Parking is available behind the building and on the street.

Individually wrapped light refreshments, coffee and tea will be served.

The program is free for members,

and $10 for guests.

While exploring the archives of the Bloomfield Historical Society, Richard Rockwell discovered a set of over 1000 negatives of Charles Warren Eaton's photos.  This included sites in Europe - Bruges, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands - scenes of canals, windmills, architecture and street scenes.  Eaton lived in Bloomfield from 1887 until his death in 1937.  He used his photographs as models for paintings back in his studio in Bloomfield.  He was a protégé of George Innes.

Richard will talk about how all of this came about and show some of his favorite photos, photos of Eaton and his home in Bloomfield, and some of the paintings based on photos of these scenes.


Richard Rockwell is a board member of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, and the author of Bloomfield through Time (Fonthill, 2015).


For more information, please contact christinapmayer@gmail.com 

or 973-886-9956.


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