|Title||Catalogue for cattle auction held at Hexamer's Riding Academy, 219 Hudson St., Hoboken, May 12, 1903.|
|Collection||Hoboken Commerce Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Auction Catalogue of Imported Jersey Cattle, Including the World-Renowned bull Golden Fern's Lad and Progeny... By Mr. Frank S. Peer, of Ithaca, N.Y. Imported at New York, February 13, 1903, per S.S. Mesaba. ...with a very choice selection of cows and young stock were chosen from the very celebrated Chestall Herd of J. Reid Walker, Esq., Rugeley, Staffs[ordshire]., England. Tuesday, May 12, 1903. Hexamer's Hoboken Riding Academy, 219 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. Peter C. Kellogg, Auctioneer and Commission Agent in Improved Live Stock, 107 John St., New York. 8vo wrappers, 70 pp., illlustrated.
The 84 lots, extensively described, have penciled prices (probably prices realized) for most lots. Lot 1, Golden Fern's Lad 65300, is recorded at $2,500.00. Another lot has 1000, but the numbers range from 15 to the low hundreds in general.
Primarily notable in regards to Hoboken for the location of this event and for the fact that an auction of live animals was held within the city limits at that time.
The livestock arrived from Europe aboard the S.S. Mesaba of the Red Star Line as recorded in the title text.
The inside back cover has a photograph of the exterior of the building and is captioned:
The Hoboken Riding Academy. A.P. Hexamer, Proprietor. Is located at 215 to 223 Hudson Street, Hoboken, N.J., only five minutes walk from Hoboken Ferry, leaving New York every ten minutes from the foot of Christopher and Barclay Streets. Time from New York Post Office or Union Square, New York, about 30 minutes.
|Year Range from||1903|
|Year Range to||1903|
Hexamer's Riding Academy
215 Hudson St.
217 Hudson St.
219 Hudson St.
221 Hudson St.
223 Hudson St.
Red Star Line
Business & Commerce