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Title Postcard: New York in Color. To the Vortex - North River from Hoboken. (1932.)
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2012.001.0026
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Postcard: New York in Color. To the Vortex - North River from Hoboken. (1932.) Published in Trapier Colorpoeme Series '32 by Lumitone Photo-Print, N.Y. Color halftone lithographed card, 3-1/2" wide x 5-3/8" high; divided back; unused.

Titled on front as above.
Signed in image at lower right: C [copyright] Trapier 1932

Text on reverse:
Trapier Colorpoeme - Series '32

The whirlpool of the world's commerce that eddies about the Port of New York all day long is most vivid from the piers at Hoboken. The dark green waters of the Hudson are constantly churned to a boiling, while the tall sentinels of Manhattan stand guard.

Lumitone Photo-Print - New York - Made in U.S.A.

Artist Pierre P.A. Trapier painted this scene, an elevated (almost bird's-eye) view with a vista seen from Hoboken looking at river traffic and the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan. The recognizable river end of a Hoboken pier is at the lower right. A Lackawanna ferry is seen among the Hudson River traffic. Trapier did a number of New York scenes that were issued by this postcard publisher - see notes.

Notes Text below as found at -

Lumitone Press Photoprint (1928-1958)
New York, NY

Published highly stylized view-cards in tinted halftone lithography with a dull flat pallet [sic - palette]. Many of their cards were produced as dutones. In the 1930’s they published a Colorpoeme series reproducing the views of New York created by artist Pierre Trapier. They are one of the few American publishers to exhibit a distinct Art Deco influence on their early graphics. These postcards were printed in the United States.

Date 1932
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1932
Caption front
Imagefile 139\20120010026-2.TIF
Classification Art