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Title Postcard: Frankie Nelson of Hoboken, Lightweight Champion of N.J. Issued by Nelson's Marine Bar & Grill, Hoboken, ca. 1955-1965.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2007.038.0501
Collection Joseph "Biggie" Yaccarino Collection
Credit Gift of Mike Yaccarino.
Scope & Content Postcard: Frankie Nelson of Hoboken, the Lightweight Champion of New Jersey. Issued by Nelson's Marine Bar & Grill, 300
River Street, Hoboken, N.J. HOboken3-9312. No date, circa 1955-1965. (Note: no zip code or area code in phone number.) 4" x 6" wide. Three copies (all stained).

Nelson (1888-1971; born Michael Valerio) boxed from 1909-1921 (New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, 1969); presumably he was the proprietor of this bar which was demolished for development of Marine View Towers.

The postcard reproduces a cartoon history of his career to by sports artist signed as "Sheehan" under the large center figure.
People Nelson, Frankie
Date 1960-1965
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1965
Search Terms Nelson's Marine Bar & Grill
300 River St.
Caption front
Imagefile 061\20070380501.TIF
Classification Sports
Bars / Saloons
Restaurants