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John Hoffman, 1874-1942.

Born in Califon, NJ in 1874, Hoffman moved to Plainfield as a boy. His photos depict the exteriors of the structures and yards in early Plainfield. Hoffman was a telegrapher and inventor, who tinkered with most of his cameras to improve the quality of the photos or make the cameras easier to use. He designed a device to bolt two cameras together to take dual stereopticon photos. He died in 1942.

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