Robert Tucker is an active civic leader and community historian. Originally from Elsmere, his family moved several times during his childhood but finally returned to this community. Having undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry, Mr. Tucker was teacher, guidance counselor, and superintendent of schools in Lawnside, New Jersey. Involved with NAACP, he teaches photography to teens.
Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church Elsmere, New Jersey, 2002
Elsmere, at one time called Eighty Acres, was created as a black settlement for one of the glassworks in the area. During the late 1930s, Arthur Rothstein photographed the community while working for the FSA.
'Eighty Acres," October 1938
Arthur Rothstein made the following photographs while working for the FSA of "Eighty Arces Glassboro, New Jersey" - known as Elsmere today. (click to view)