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Title Postal card: Meyers Hotel, John Moje, Proprietor, Hudson and Third Sts., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1920-1925.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2013.005.0150
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Postal card: Meyers Hotel, John Moje, Proprietor, Hudson and Third Sts., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1920-1925.

Imprinted card, 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" wide; 2 cent red Jefferson postage with 1 cent surcharge (overprint); back with form for use by steamship lines. Unused and unposted.

Form text on back:

_____________________________________ 192___

Dear Sir :

Our Passenger ----------------------------------------------
will leave -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

on the -------------------------------------------- R.R. _______________Train No. --------------------

on the --------------------------------------------------------- at ---------- A.M. P.M. and will arrive

in -------------------------------------- Via ------------------------------ R. R. at ---------- A.M. P.M.

of ------------------------------- to sail with Steamer ---------------------------------------------


Yours truly,

Notes The imprinted back shows the card was intended for use in the 1920s by the "192__" line. The postage of two cents was for postcards prior to 1919 when they reverted to 1 cents. The United States Post Office overprinted old stock with the 1 cent postage (referred to a "surcharge" or "revalued" card) and sold them for use. Thusly, the card was likley printed prior to 1920. While the card could have been used as late as 1925 when the postage did go to 2 cents, it is likely that this would have been used earlier in the decade.

After World War I, there was no civilian passenger service from the Hoboken piers until 1921. The purpose of this Meyers card appears to provide a service to steamship and ocean liner companies for their passengers.
People Moje, John
Date 1920-1925
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1925.0
Search Terms Meyer's Hotel
Meyers Hotel
Third St.
Hudson St.
Caption front: Meyers Hotel addressee; postage -2 cent Jefferson, 1 cent overprint
Imagefile 212\20130050150.TIF
Classification Advertising
Business & Commerce