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

From GG:  Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation at 191 Doremus Avenue.

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department

Newark Fire Department Number 32
From GG:  Port Newark

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

From GG:  Broad and Market looking south from the top of the National Newark Building at 740/744 Broad Street.  The large building on the left is the Fireman's Insurance Building and you can just make out the Police Tower in the middle of Broad Street just to the left of the FIB.

Newborn twins



Evelyn Caffrey
53 Martin Street, Paterson, New Jersey

Chinese American.  1939.
From GG:  Broad Street in front of #900 the Kamm Building.  Hartdegen were Jewelers and Underwood Elliot Fisher Company sold typewriters.

Irvin S. Cobb

After the fire

Gwen Hippkiss, friend of Edna

Howard Harry Lutter (1889-1959)

Could this possibly be Joe Louis, boxer?

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.

  4. Very nice Tribute of your Grandfather Clifford's Photography... I see Clifford was a very accomplished Photographer, and the Pride in his work.

    My Grandfather's given name was also Clifford, a Fire Fighter So. San Francisco, died in the line of duty15 March 1960, just days before his 57th birthday...I also have used a Pitot Gauge as a Fire Fighter, am a Photographer, and have been Genealogy Researching since 1992 was nice seeing these Pictures your Grandfather had all the pictures of this Era, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for commenting and I am glad that you enjoy the pictures. Wonderful to be able to share these pictures with everyone.