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City on Display exhibited the work of William F. Cone, a commercial photographer in northern New Jersey from 1895 until his death in 1966.

Sally Yerkovich explains how the New Jersey Historical Society began to preserve the collection and the process behind planning the exhibit.

She emphasizes the importance of processing the photographs and the techniques used and how these inevitably affected the way Cone created images to document some of the most pivotal changes in American history.

The photographs tell a complex story and Yerkovich explains how staff developed a narrative that called on the help and participation of Newark’s community.