Pictures by Clifford Lutter 1930s-1960s New Jersey

Pictures by Clifford Lutter, my grandfather, circa 1930s through 1960s, mostly in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

Recognize any places or people?  Please send me a note.

Small aircraft crash
Car accident

Car accident


Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

McCaffrey Cinders
Newark, New Jersey

Where is this rollercoaster?
We have a suggestion for Palisades Park.  (Thank you MT.)
February 2014:  The Twister at Keansburg.  Up top:  Jack Rabbit.  (Thank you RM.)

Left to right:
Chief Police John F Murray, Perth Amboy
James S Egan, Inspector General FBI Washington
Peter Brady, Ex-Chief, Harrison
Harry B Gourley, President of New Jersey PBA
Kenneth Gassert, Mayor of Harrison
Samuel K McKee, Special Agent in Charge FBI, Newark
Edward E Conroy, Special Agent in Charge FBI, New York City

Hydrant testing

Newborn twins



Evelyn Caffrey
53 Martin Street, Paterson, New Jersey

Chinese American

Irvin S. Cobb

After the fire

Gwen Hippkiss, friend of Edna

Could this be Eleanor Roosevelt?

Lefcourt Building and National Newark Building 1937

National Newark Building 1937

Emerson L Nichols

Wrecking old post office building, May 1937


  1. Someone wrote to me- she found a family member in one of the identified pictures! She had never seen the picture before and now has an additional picture of her relative.

  2. Jody,
    My husband is in bed right now, but that roller coaster...isn't that Keansburg? Didn't it just get washed out to sea during Hurricane Sandy? My husband would know :( Rather not wake him right now.

  3. Hi Ramona. I was wondering the same thing when I saw that roller coaster in the ocean.