This album contains images of glassware, bottles and other items pertaining to the Jersey Devil, yes that's the one born in the house on Moss Mill Road in Leed's Point in Galloway Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey. "According to popular folklore, the Jersey Devil originated with a Pine Barrens resident named Jane Leeds, known as Mother Leeds. The legend states that Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, cursed the child in frustration, crying that the child would be the devil. During 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night while her friends gathered around her. Born as a normal child, the thirteenth child changed to a creature with hooves, a goat's head, bat wings, and a forked tail. Growling and screaming, it beat everyone with its tail before flying up the chimney and heading into the pines. In some versions of the tale, Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child's father was the devil himself. Some versions of the legend also state that there was subsequently an attempt by local clergymen to exorcise the creature from the Pine Barrens." All credit goes to Wikipedia.
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Japhet Leeds House c1937
Japhet Leeds House c1937 Moss Mill Road, Leed's Point, Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Courtesy of Wikipedia
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