Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History

7/31/2008 Update:

Forgot to mention that the “Greetings from Hoboken” postcard exhibit was extended through August 3rd.

Additionally, a companion book was published too!

Come for the book, stay for the cake!

hoboken-postcard-history-historical-museum.jpgMuseum members and the general public are invited to a reception on Sunday, August 3, from 2-5pm. to celebrate the arrival of the companion book, Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History, based on our current exhibition. All those who made a donation in support of the project will receive their hardcover copy of the book at the reception. A limited number of hardcover and extra copies of the softcover editions will be available for purchase as well ($35 / $25). The book was edited by Bob Foster, Museum Director, and designed by McKevin Shaughnessy.

Nearly 400 of these brightly colored images are on display through Sunday, August 3, in an exhibition of postcards from the Museum’s own collections that presents a lively portrait of a booming young city, proud of its fine homes, new businesses and thriving shipping industry. And check out the Upper Gallery display of winning postcard designs by Hoboken School chirldren!

12/28/2007:

Since the Hoboken Historical Museum will be closed through January 19th, those of you suffering from “Museum Withdrawal” can be rest assured that two nice new exhibits will open up for your historical pleasure on Sunday January 20th, from 2-5pm.

The big event is the “Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History,” which covers the city’s boom years from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, as well as “Waterfront as Muse: 1960’s Photographs by Guy Ciarcia,” which is an award-winning photographer’s re-interpretation of photos he took in his younger years of the NYC skyline and Hudson County Waterfront.

See you there!

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5 Comments on "Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History"


Margaret
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7 years 22 days ago

On the Waterfront was lived here and extended to past the fifties. Many of us old timers actually worked here doing fire watch on the waterfront, at Beth Steel or “shaping”. It wasn’t just postcards it was real life, and extended well into the sixties and a little later.
Smacking the tops of pudding boxes closed on conveyor belts,
donning a skull cap and doing “fire watch” (carrying a can of
fire repellent to put out small ground fires) at Beth Steel…
“On the Waterfront” covered some of it, there was a whole lot more.

the rayman
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the rayman
8 years 8 months ago

This show is one of their best ever. It’s well designed and even has magnifying glasses so you can check out the details on the cards. It’s amazing how this mile-square patch of landscape has changed over the years, and here’s the proof in a lot of little pictures.

Also-the Museum now has it’s own mailbox! You can actually mail your own stuff there.

ilovecalculators
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ilovecalculators
8 years 8 months ago

let me know how this one goes folks…actually i don’t want to know…borrrrring. sorry i guess i’m not artsy-fartsy ’nuff for these thangs. i’m no hater, just get bored over these kinds of things. in fact, i’m falling asleep at this very moment trying to think of things to type here…i’ve got nothing y’all.

ROY BATTY
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ROY BATTY
8 years 8 months ago

The museum always does a great job, I’m sure this one will be excellent as well. Become a member, the benifits are pretty nice and it’s a great way to support the museum for a small fee.

ckc113
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ckc113
8 years 9 months ago

Saturday Dec 22, 2007 was a blast! KRYSTAL not only rocked the house they packed it too! Great job guys. I am looking forward to this Saturday’s show at Kenny’s Castaways in the village….can’t wait!!!! PEACE!!!

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