|Title||Bill: New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, 80 Broad St., Newark, N.J. to Mrs. A. K. Allen, 1110 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J., Sept. 11, 1934.|
|Collection||Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Dorothy Novak.|
|Scope & Content||
Bill: New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, 80 Broad St., Newark, N.J. to Mrs. A. K. Allen, 1110 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J., Sept. 11, 1934.
Anna K. Allen was the owner of 1110 Washington St. She was the landlord for Schnackenberg's Luncheonette which occupied the ground floor and basement. (See notes about provenance.)
An example of typical correspondence in domestic life and provides insight into telephone service costs of that era.
The original mailing envelope (metered postage, Sept. 17, 1934) held 4 items:
1. bill: printed; two sections, perforated for separation
2. printed slip with listing of toll charges; hand notation of U.S. government taxes and total
3. printed advertising ink blotter for N.J. Bell promoting intrastate toll calls (18 miles for 15 cents; 42 miles for only 35 cents)
4. payment return envelope (New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., 215 Seventh St., Commercial Dept., Hoboken, N.J.)
Allen's phone number: HO3-5449W
Her 3 toll charges included two cablegrams (tax on these was 10 cents each).
Five pieces of 1934 mail found in 2013 at 1110 Washington St. in a bricked-up area near entrance to upper floors during replacement of stonework. This replacement was done when Schnackenberg's Luncheonette was renovated in 2013 which included replacement of the ground floor facade and the deteriorated decorative stonework around the entry to upper floors.
Allen, Anna K.
|Year Range from||1934|
|Year Range to||1934|
1110 Washington St.
215 Seventh St.
New Jersey Bell
|Caption||envelope: front and back (bottom opening flap)|
Communications & Public Utilities
Business & Commerce