Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make the prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in the vibrant metropolis of Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around Westville, NJ.
I’m not sure what the assignment was or what I was originally intending, but I was wandering along Crown Point Road snapping off frames of Pan-X film. I guess this sign appealed to me being it had two of my favorite graphic elements – a brush script font and a crown.
I was never in the Crown Point Inn and have no memory of it, but I did work at Cross Country Color Corporation which was a photo plant where I spotted dust marks out of the photos the place processed for an army of professional photographers who shot classroom photographs.
These posts seem to be fairly popular with the Westville and Gloucester folks on Facebook so I’m hoping a number of you have stories or a history of the Crown Point Inn. Feel free to comment below or on your respective Facebook pages. Thanks!