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Wikipedia Description: William Trent House
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The William Trent House , the oldest house in Trenton was built for William Trent. He founded the eponymous town, which became the capital of New Jersey. It has served as the residence for several Governors.
During the Summer of 1798, the federal government evacuated to Trenton to escape a yellow fever epidemic plaguing the temporary national capital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following Congress's adjournment in July (in Philadelphia), President John Adams spent the rest of the summer and most of the fall at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts. Trent House housed federal offices until November, when the danger was deemed to have passed.
Recently, the building has been undergoing renovation including a new visitors center, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust. It serves as a historic house museum.
Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
TRENT_110530_24.JPG: The House Built in 1719 by William Trent
Chief Justice of New Jersey, 1723-1724
from whom Trenton derived its name
was his home until his death in 1724
Other owners or occupants of the House were
First Governor of New Jersey
as a separate Province
Governor of New Jersey 1836-1837
Col. John Cox
Assistant Quartermaster General
of the Continental Army
Owner 1778-1792, Resident 1778-1790
Rodman McCamley Price
Governor of New Jersey 1854-1857
This tablet erected by the Society of Colonial Wars
in the State of New Jersey
TRENT_110530_27.JPG: This house was built
in 1719 by
for whom Trenton was named
Given to the city of Trenton
in 1929 by
Edward Ansley Stokes
by the Civic Works Administration
the Emergency Relief Administration
and the Works Progress Administration
under the supervision of
the trustees of the Free Public Library.
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year: Savannah, GA in March to cover a Civil War Trust conference. New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday -- people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting. I did my annual pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, adding a few days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Chattanooga, TN to cover the Civil War Trust's Grand Review conference.
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.