This Technicolor color film was produced in 1956 for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, and based on a 1953 John T. Cunningham book This is New Jersey. The film opens with a bird’s eye view of New Jersey (1:00), bordered by Philadelphia and New York City (1:12-1:28), Cape May (1:33) and High Point (1:40). Reminders of the past include a Revolutionary War cannon (4:03), Washington’s Headquarters at Morristown (4:06), Washington’s pistol (4:22), the McConkey Ferry Inn (4:40), where Washington crossed the Delaware at night (4:48-5:26) to secure his Trenton and Princeton victories (5:27). Oxford Furnace was built in 1742 in Warren County (5:46-6:00). The Mount Hope mining operation is shown (6:03-6:26). Steel cables are manufactured in Trenton since 1854 (6:44-7:17), and used on the George Washington Bridge (7:17). Steel goes into Singer sewing machines (7:24), tin cans made in Jersey City (7:31-7:46), irrigation pumps made in Harrison (7:48-8:00), the USS Hartley (DE-1029) made in Camden and launched November 24, 1956 (8:02-8:15), and merchant ships (8:17-8:29). Industrialization began in 1791 along the Passaic River (9:17-9:50). New Jersey is called “the Garden State” due to dairy farms that support 4H and the FFA (10:17-10:47). Various vegetables are picked (10:49-11:14), as are fruit trees (11:15-11:42). New Jersey has Thoroughbred horses (11:52-12:18), orchid farms in Middlesex Borough (12:22-12:43), and eggs sold at Flemington Auctions (12:47-14:11). Cumberland County uses irrigation (14:23-15:19). Seabrook Farms agents use “mobile telephones” for orders (15:21-15:24). A crop duster is shown (15:39-15:46). Rutgers tomatoes are hand-picked and processed at a cannery (15:50-16:43). The Rutgers Experimental Station has made other advances (16:45-17:45). A County Agent drives his Studebaker (17:47) to talk to a farmer. Universities include Rutgers (18:04-18:12) and Princeton with its Nassau Hall and tributes to President Woodrow Wilson (18:13-18:50). Albert Einstein’s house is in the city of Princeton (19:00), as is his place of work, The Institute for Advanced Study (19:08). Other Universities include Seton Hall (19:23), Fairleigh Dickinson (19:31), and Stevens Institute of Technology (19:44). School children run to 1950s bicycles (20:18). Thomas Edison worked at the West Orange Research Laboratories and his private study remains (20:51-21:29), as does his “Black Maria” first motion picture studio (21:29). Research centers include Esso (21:54), Johnson & Johnson (21:59), and Federal Telecommunication Laboratories (ITT) (22:02). Scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories at Murray Hill do experiments (22:10-22:45). Various medical drugs are produced (22:50-23:39), including at Bristol-Myers. Industries include glassblowing (23:51-24:13), gold jewelry (24:15), tanneries (24:24), and telephone cable production (24:35). Products for sale are transported by trains (24:58), airplanes (25:15), and trucks (25:42). For fun, there’s Atlantic City (25:58) beaches, boardwalks, and casinos; and the 1956 Miss America pageant won by Marian McKnight (26:11-26:53). The Jersey shore has the Barnegat Bay lighthouse (26:55), Cape May (27:12-27:38), Fort Delaware Confederate prison (27:44), the Avalon sand dunes (28:03), the Sea Isle City commercial fishing fleets (28:17-28:46), and freshwater fishing (29:05). New construction continues with 1950s heavy machinery (29:21-29:48). The film ends with flashbacks already seen.