Years ago many children's toys were made of wood (and most likely painted with lead paint). As plastic became more durable, toy manufacturers used it as a means to increase production.
This paraffin wax is used for sealing the top of home made jelly and jam jars. It is also used for making decorative candles and artificial flowers; for waxing skis and for sticking desk, dresser and table drawers as well as double hung windows, doors and even for zippers.
These one room school houses served from 1922 until 1944 and still remain today. The school house in the top photo became the Borough Hall and also the Police Headquarters. It is now the Charles E. Reid Library on Midland Avenue. The bottom photo is now a private residence located on Spring Valley Road [...]
This 1937 report card for grades one, two and three had two categories - Achievement and Citizenship. The achievement subjects listed Reading, English (that was crossed out and replaced with Art), Arithmetic, Geography, and Penmanship. The citizenship categories included Cooperation, Courtesy, Self Control and Work Habits.