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Suffragists put up a poster in Long Branch. Joe Czachowski 2010 fromLibraryof Congress; Remembering the Jersey Shoere 1915

Suffragists put up a poster in Long Branch, 1915.   Photo from the Library of Congress in   Remembering the Jersey Shore  by Joe Czachowski, 2010.

 

Christabel Pankhurst. British protestor (for the vote.) From PBS doc. About 1905.

 

Riots and violence in London. Suffragists beaten and arrested. PBS.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger

 

“Votes for women” activists were busy in the summer of 1915. These three were advertising a speech by activist Anna Howard Shaw whose biography  The Story of a Pioneer”was published that year.  Suffragists  organized concerts, lectures, parades and even ball games from Keyport to Atlantic Highlands to Asbury Park.    

Alice Paul, an American feminist, was born in Mt. Laurel, NJ  (see Ocean Grover Mary Walton’s book about Alice Paul, available at  the Comfort Zone).  If you watch the PBS special on the Suffragists, you will see Mary, former Blogfinger reporter, interviewed.

Alice Paul, a Jersey Girl and a feminist.

 

 

The Historical Society of Ocean Grove has a great deal of information about the women’s movements in OG.

 

SOUNDTRACK:  COUNT BASIE AND TONY BENNETT—What is the world coming to??

 

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park. By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©

Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Atop Combs Hill.  By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©

 

The Battle of Monmouth took place in the vicinity of Monmouth Courthouse in Freehold.  The vista above is from Combs Hill where the Continental Army had placed their artillery.  The battle took place on June 28, 1778 when Gen. George Washington attacked the British in the midst of a 100 degree heat wave  to regain that territory.   The park is a beautiful place where you can visit, picnic, ride horses or sleighs.  The visitor center is near where I was standing to make this photograph.

I enjoy photographing battlefields, although this is only my second.  The first is Gettysburg which we have visited quite a few times.  Battlefields are evocative of so many qualities of man including bravery, fighting for right and freedom, loyalty and sacrifice. It seems as if you can  time travel back in such a place like this, and that is an emotional experience.

I tried to capture that mood in this photograph which is much better felt in black and white than with color.  —Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES:  “Main Theme from Saving Private Ryan”  (2006)  Written by John Williams.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey. Seen from Ocean Grove across Wesley Lake. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park, New Jersey.  c.1965.   Seen from Ocean Grove across Wesley Lake. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click left for full view.

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.  4th of July (Sandy)

“And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers on the shore
Chasing all them silly New York virgins by the score

“And Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
This pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight, for I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy girl
My, my, baby…”

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Asbury Park Boardwalk. Sunday September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Asbury Park boardwalk. Sunday, September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Enlarge by clicking the image.

 

ETTA JONES.   From The Music Man by Meredith Wilson:

 

 

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Bradley Beach. November 2013. By Paul Goldfinger

The other side of Bradley Beach. November 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. ©   Click to enlarge

 

LES PAUL  AND MARY FORD.  “The Moon of Manakoora”  from the soundtrack of Silver Linings Playbook.

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Pray here. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Pray here. Faith Baptist Church. Wickapecko Drive, Ocean, NJ.   By Paul Goldfinger © September  3, 2013. Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

I frequently pass this church because Wickapecko Drive is a country road that provides an alternate scenic route coming back from Wegmans to the Grove. Just turn right off Sunset Avenue by the firehouse with Chief Wanamassa painted on the side (see below.)

Indians used to paddle their canoes around there. Sometimes they had to take a detour because of Township road work.

The Chief first met white men when the Ocean Township DPW began paving Sunset Avenue.  That historic work continues to this day.

Legend has it that Chief W. had a vision that told him to open a Wegmans nearby.  You can sometimes find him shopping there in the Kosher department for lox.

The Wickapecko Indians were Rutgers fans, and that is why they were called red men.  They would go to football games with no shirts, painting RU on their chests. They have been upset since the 18th century over Rutgers football misfortunes.

The church has a woodsy setting, and the light often twinkles on the front and sides as the massive trees cast all sorts of changing shadows.

I have photographed it many times, but this image, obtained in late afternoon, after making a carrot, dill, and celery run for Eileen who was working on a batch of chicken soup, is what I had been looking for.

I shot it this time both in color and black and white, but the latter, with a “vintage” tint, looks fine.

I have never actually seen anyone enter that church, but maybe I need to go there on a Sunday morning.

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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA  From the Imus Ranch Record II

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Sunset Avenue in Wanamassa (Ocean Township). Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Sunset Avenue in Wanamassa (Ocean Township). Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.       JOHN GOLDSBY:   “Every Time We Say Goodbye”

 

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Mt. Prospect Cemetery Oct. 11, 2014. See the comments for the winner. Plots still available at 973 824 6871 for the lay away plan.

Mt. Prospect Cemetery.  Blogfinger photo. Oct. 11, 2014. Plots still available.  It’s a lovely spot, and the residents can watch the Scarlet Fliers from there.  Call 908 461 7132 for the lay-away plan.  Click to enlarge.

Mt. Prospect Cemetery . Founded by Wilisford Dey, 1881.  Neptune Township;

Neptune Twp was created in 1879 (carved out of Ocean Twp,)  and Ocean Grove was made part of it at that time.  Re-post from .net,  October 2014.

Note new comment dated 7/1/19.

WYNTON MARSALIS  “It’s Easy to Remember.” Marsalis studied under Phil Smith.

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Memorial Parkway. by Paul Goldfinger © April, 2014

Bradley Beach.  Memorial Parkway. by Paul Goldfinger © April, 2014

THE ANDREW SISTERS  from “All Aboard the Jazz Express.”

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"Two Boys" Long Beach Island. By Paul Goldfinger

“Two Boys” Long Beach Island. By Paul Goldfinger

 

EVA CASSIDY:

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