Snapshots of Morristown’s Italian Community

by MCHS Staff
September 13, 2022

In 1982, when MCHS published New Neighbors, Old Friends, a book on Morristown’s Italian community, the book’s author donated nearly 1,000 images for the endeavor. Documenting weddings, family gatherings, clubs, social events, and every day life, the photos are an immersive portrait of the life of its members in the first half of the 20th century. Enjoy this look back at one of Morristown’s communities that helped shape the town’s unique history.

Louise and Frank Galdieri (back) in their grocery store on Morris Street, with sons Louis and Carmine (left) and partners James and Salvatore DeChiaro (right)

 

Elmer Antonaccio

 

Good Humor man selling ice cream on Race St., 1930

 

Mrs. Anna Frances Donnamaria with Model A car, 1925

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chick Santangelo with parents at wedding

 

Dan Mainiero in front of Washington St. bootblack parlor, 1925

 

Water St. friends. (1st row, l to r) Henry Morandi, Harry Gerardi, Nick DeNunzio, Jimmy Lucia, unidentified, Nick Costanzo, (2nd row, l to r) Mr. Cattano, Frank Tolino, Carmen Petrone, Joe Cutter, Nicky Cutter, Joe Tremallo and John Ferraro.

 

Rocky Nodoro and niece, 1935

 

Bayley High School baseball team, 1927

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Petillo, wedding picture, c.1910

 

Montescaglioso Club Outing

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