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Title Newspaper insert: Alco-Gravure Div., Publication Corp.; Jersey Observer [Hoboken], special publication, Nov. 7, 1938.
Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 2009.039.0001
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift by Pat Politis in memory of James Politis.
Scope & Content Newspaper insert: Alco-Gravure Division of Publication Corporation; tribute on Hoboken plant opening; published by Jersey Observer [Hoboken], Monday, November 7, 1938.

Tabloid rotogravure, 10-1/2" x 15-1/2" high, 24 pp. PDF on file. High resolution images media archive.

From the personal papers of James Politis of Hoboken who is mentioned in the publication (a short article about the Lackawanna Restaurant which he managed in the Hoboken Terminal of the Lackawanna Railroad; plus an ad for the same restaurant.)

This publication celebrated the grand opening of a printing plant by this large company at Ninth and Monroe Streets, Hoboken. The 130,000 square foot facility covered two square blocks (north from Ninth Street) and was then the company's largest plant in square footage of five in the United States. Their specialty was intaglio printing in the form of gravure, photogravure and rotogravure.

Many photos of the building's exteriors as well as interior scenes with equipment and workers. The advertisments are the usual letters of congradulations as well as tributes by the many contractors or suppliers including the Hoboken real estate firm (Garibaldi) that helped them assemble the site. The major contractors were not from Hoboken. There are also articles about theses firms, their background and work on this project. Notable are booster articles about Hoboken industry and development including the pending sale of the W. & A. Fletcher plant (then United Dry Dock) to Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
People Politis, James
Date 1938-1938
Year Range from 1938
Year Range to 1938
Search Terms Alco-Gravure Division of Publication Corp.
Ninth St.
Monroe St.
Lackawanna Terminal
Lackawanna Restaurant
Bethlehem Steel
United Dry Dock Company
Holland America Line
S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam
Caption pg [1] front cover Alco-Gravure insert
Imagefile 072\20090390001.JPG
Classification Business & Commerce
Buildings
Exteriors
Interiors
Real Estate
Restaurants
Publishing
Government & Politics
Advertising
Mayors
Men
Machinery
Railroads
Transportation