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Title Photograph album belonging to Jack O'Brien, Hoboken covering family images from the 1910's to ca. 1970.
Object Name Album, Photograph
Catalog Number 2004.045.0031
MULTIMEDIA LINKS CLICK HERE to view the PDF; note - please be patient while file opens.
Collection Jack O'Brien Collection
Credit Gift of Jack O'Brien
Scope & Content Photograph album belonging to Jack O'Brien, Hoboken, covering family images from the 1910's to ca. 1970. Seventy-one digital images (plus later details) made of all leaves, partial leaves & enclosures. PDF on file.

The 573 images are of his family and friends and their activities from approximately World War I, his father served in the Marines, to the early 1960's which includes O'Brien's participation in fife & drum corps' in Hoboken. Selected images have holographic notes of location, dates or events, but very few identify individuals.

Selected images (by cropping) are catalogued separately as reference images in the photo catalog. See related. See notes for sets on compact disks.

Album is a typical stationery or photo store album ca. 50 years old with black paper leaves in a double screw-post binding with hard covers. The images were mounted at differing times and with some physical overlaps. The materials was scanned as received in respect to collation. Numbering of leaves for reference purposes was arbitrary. There were a number of leaves with small to large parts cut-away; others showed evidence of items no longer present. Besides images attached to the inside of the front and back binder cover, there were 24 primary leaves, original size ca. 10-1/2" x 13" wide plus 11 other partial leaves including 5 loose photos and a mailing label of Jack O'Brien's residence.

The chronological sequence of some images is difficult to establish as there are items obviously of different eras on the same leaf.

Detail leaf 18, recto, lower right: exterior B.F. Goodrich Co., 1415 Park Ave.; Jim (James) O'Brien center; others not identified.

Detail partial leaf A5 verso, left image: Office Girls B.F. Goodrich. Captioned by Jack O'Brien in 2013. The two young unidentified woman are outside a commercial or industrial building, probably not Goodrich.

Detail partial leaf A5 verso, right image: same woman seen at the left in image above.
Notes The images in this program are lower resolution jpegs. All pages were originally scanned as RGB jpegs at 400 dpi. They have been converted to TIFFs.

Three sets of compact disks were made of the images:

Two 5-disk sets of all images in high quality JPEG format at the original resolution and sized at 150 percent of the original page size; labeled as set 1 & set 2.

One 14-disk set of all images in TIFF format.
People O'Brien, Jack
O'Brien, James
Date 1915-1970
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1970
Search Terms B.F. Goodrich Co.
1415 Park Ave.
Caption inside back cover
Imagefile 029\20040450031.JPG
Classification Animals
Church Exterior
Cultural Activities
Domestic Life
Gardens & Yards
Parades & Pageants
Social & Personal Activity