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Title Postcard: Entrance to Schuetzen Park, Union Hill, N.J. Postmarked, ca. 1907-1914.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2015.006.0002
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Gift of Patricia Conklin.
Scope & Content Postcard: Entrance to Schuetzen Park, Union Hill, N.J.

Postmarked April 23, no year legible; circa 1907-1914.

Color lithographed cardstock, 3-1/2" x 5-3/8" wide; divided back.

Publisher: F.G. Temme, Orange, N.J. Made in Germany. 337.

This privately owned park (that still exists) was a well-known venue to Hoboken residents. Many events were held there by Hoboken organizations especially those whose members were of German ancestry. Hoboken had many fraternal organizations, clubs, churches and sports groups related to those with German heritage (the German-American Volksfest which has taken place there annually since 1874 included Hoboken.) Political events were also a common activity.

The town of Union Hill merged with West Hoboken in 1925 to become Union City. The park itself is now part of North Bergen.

Note a sign for "Football" which in this case is probably the game we call soccer. German-American teams, then and now, called it football. The two clubs listed were the Academy A.C. and Jefferson A.C. Date of event not legible.
Date 1907-1914
Year Range from 1907
Year Range to 1914
Search Terms Schuetzen Park
Union Hill
Caption front
Imagefile 322\20150060002.TIF
Classification Parks
Ethnic Culture
Sports
Exteriors
Buildings