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Title Trade card: "The National" (cleaners), 601 Washington St., Hoboken,; image steamboat Hendrick Hudson at Fletcher shipyard, Hoboken, n.d, ca. 1906-1910.
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2009.001.0014
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Trade card: "The National" Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing, S. Loewenstein, Prop., 601 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. Printed cardstock, 3-7/16" high x 5-7/16" wide.

Front is a photo captioned: "Steamboat Hendrick Hudson" with the line: Compliments of "The National" cor. 6th & Washington Sts., Hoboken.

The view of the ship is from the Hudson River and looking northwest. It is docked at a W. & A. Fletcher Co. pier in Hoboken. The company's name is seen on a building and the location of the pier is ca. 12th to 13th Streets. The "Hendrick Hudson" was built in 1906 by the Marvel Shipbuilding Company at Newburgh, N.Y., for the Hudson River Day Line, but its final outfitting was done at the Fletcher shipyard. The vessel went into service in 1906 (for the New York to Albany run) so this dates the image of the ship as no earlier than 1906, but the card may have been issued later such as 1909 for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

"The National" was established in 1896 as stated on the card and had an early telephone number, "94-W." The text included prices by types of clothing and methods including "scoured." Notable also is text at the bottom: "P.S. - Cast-off Clothing Bought."

People Loewenstein, S.
Date 1906-1910
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 1910
Search Terms National, The (clothes cleaner)
W. & A. Fletcher
Pier 12
Pier 13
Hudson River
Hendrick Hudson, steamboat
601 Washington St.
Caption front with image of Steamboat Hendrick Hudson
Imagefile 067\20090010014.TIF
Classification Ships
Transportation
Business & Commerce
Pier
Buildings
Signs