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Title Card, trade: Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1910-1914.
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2009.006.0124
Collection Continental Hotel Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Advertising trade card: Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co., 101 Hudson St., Cor. First Stree[t], Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1910-1914.

Printed cardstock, 3-5/16" wide x 5-1/2" high; printed in black.

Not a postcard.

A wealth of information about travel just prior to World War I. The date range is likely to be as stated since ocean liner passenger service essentially came to a halt in 1914 and the map on the back shows several transportation routes that were fairly recent such as the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (although it does not show the route extending to Journal Square) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Tunnels.

See notes for text.

See archives 2013.005.0157 for this same printed card (printed in blue ink) with divided postcard back (no map) postmarked 1913.

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Notes Archives 2009.006.0124

Text on front at top:

Morris Bauman, Pres., Telephone 687 Hoboken.
Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co.,
101 Hudson Street,
Cor. First Stree[t], Hoboken, N.J.
Newly Furnished and Renovated.

Central vignette is a depiction of the hotel exterior, "The Perfect Place for European Travelers", flanked by "Under New Management" running vertical at both edges.

Text below vignette: Opposite the Piers of: Hamburg-American Line, North German Lloyd, Holland-Amerika[sic] Line and within 10 minutes wal of the Scandinavian American Line. The Cunard, White Star, Red Star, American, French and Anchor Line Piers are reached within 15 minutes. The Terminals of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western, Erie, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Railroads are within 2 to 10 minutes of the Hotel. The Pennsylvania, New York Central and Baltimore Ohio R.R. Terminals are reached within 20 minutes.


The back of the card has a map which shows Hoboken and part of Manhattan. For Hoboken, major steamship line piers are labeled as well as all the railroads (including those in Jersey City), ferries, tunnels (Hudson & Manhattan, Pennsylvania Railroad) and major trolley lines (West Shore Railroad / Hoboken/Trolley Connection including their ferry in Weehawken.) On the New York City side, again major ship piers as well as the major rail terminals (Penn Station, Grand Central elevated railways and the new subway.

People Bauman, Morris
Date 1910-1914
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1914
Search Terms Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co.
101 Hudson St.
First St.
Hudson St.
Holland America Line
Hamburg-American Line
North German Lloyd Line
Scandinavian-American Steamship Company
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Continental Hotel
West Shore Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Erie Railroad
Caption front
Imagefile 069\20090060124.TIF
Classification Hotels