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Title Postcards, two, from Hoboken memorabilia of family of Mabel Bolles Sheehan.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2014.055.0003
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift in Memory of Mabel Bolles Sheehan by her daughter, Joan S. Dalton.
Scope & Content Postcards, two, from Hoboken memorabilia of family of Mabel Bolles Sheehan.

Postcard 1: Steps from lower Weehawken to West Hoboken, N.J.

No date (circa 1920s). Not posted, but with remains of ink message on reverse.

Color. Divided back. Published by Fred Post, Jersey City, N.J.; stock number 1326-N
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Postcard 2: Church of Our Lady of Grace, Hoboken, N.J.

Sent to: Mrs. Frank Bolles (Elizabeth Kelly Bolles), #21 Washington Ave., Oneida, N.Y.
Postmarked Hoboken Nov. 23, 1906.

Black-and-white. Undivided back. Published by C. Wolff; stock number 4388.
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Mabel Bolles Sheehan (1898-1976) was born in Hoboken August 6, 1898. Her mother was Mrs. Frank Bolles, Elizabeth Kelly Bolles.

Her memoir, 2014.055.0001, she calls the steps in postcard 1 as the "Thousand Steps" where on the back of the card, the person wrote about "Hundred Steps" [cataloguer's note: there was also a different "Hundred Steps" in the southwest part of Hoboken in this period.]

The church in postcard 2 is also discussed (along with Our Lady of Grace School which Mabel Bolles attended up to third grade). Even though Mabel Bolles and her family moved from Hoboken to Oneida, N.Y. in 1906 (possibly 1907), she returned to Hoboken to be married to John McKirby Sheehan in 1928 at Our Lady of Grace Church (information provided by letter from their daughter Joan S. Dalton in 2014.)

See notes.
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People Sheehan, Mabel Bolles
Bolles, Elizabeth Kelly
Bolles, Frank Orville
Date 1906-1920
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 1920
Search Terms Our Lady of Grace Church
Caption 1: Steps from lower Weehawken to West Hoboken, N.J.
Imagefile 286\20140550003.TIF
Classification Social & Personal Activity
Church
Church Exterior
Parks
Exteriors
Buildings