Cape May, New Jersey. City of Cape May. No date. Ca. 1920.
Illustrated booklet, 9 x 6 inches, 12 pp., describing the amenities of Cape May, NJ with two pages of maps showing auto routes to the town approaching from the north and west and from the west and south. A two page centerfold in color offers a bird's-eye view of Cape May and vicinity. The booklet states "The City recently built a Convention Hall and Pier extending out into the ocean"; 1917 was the date of this project, so a circa 1920 date would seem appropriate for the booklet. Good clean condition. Short separation along one fold of the color bird's-eye view. Light spotting to front cover. Inside the booklet is a postcard self-addressed to Mr. Paul A. Volcker, City Manager, Cape May, N.J. to be used by a member of the public requesting literature on Cape May. In an interview [September 9, 2000] with Ben Wattenberg on "Think Tank," Paul Volcker, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, told Wattenberg: "I was born and bred in New Jersey, born in one end of the state in Cape May , and then lived in the northern part of the state…. My father was a city manager in Teaneck, New Jersey, he was one of the early city managers. And undoubtedly that made a big impact on my life, because he was the central governmental figure in this town." The post card to request brochures was, of course, directed to the former Chairman's father. Item #53601