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Title Hoboken Police Department files of mug shots, two metal cases with photos mounted in sliding drawers, many undated, ca. 1920's to 1960's.
Object Name Record, Judicial
Catalog Number 2002.008.2000
Collection Hoboken Police Collection
Credit Gift of City of Hoboken, Police Department
Scope & Content Hoboken Police Department mug shot files, two metal cases with photos mounted (flip style) in sliding drawers, ca. 1920's to 1960's. Uncounted, but holds several hundred.

Names of people are not in the photo or on the sheet.

Images, one or two, mounted on card stock, 8" square. Image of person taken in front of height scales. Also in most images is a card or calendar with the month/day/year and a police department number (possibly a number from an arrest report or a blotter record file number.)

Shown is a typical sheet from 1938 with a single photo. The man has been tentatively identified (by a book author doing research) as a Herman Matson.
Notes Transferred to the Museum upon the move of the Police Department from Hoboken City Hall to its new headquarters on Hudson Street in the 1990’s.
Date 1920-1969
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1969.0
Search Terms Hoboken Police
Hoboken Police Headquarters
Caption typical sheet with one photo; probably Herman Matson
Imagefile 010\20020082000.TIF
Classification Men
Law Enforcement
Government & Politics