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Title Scrapbook with mounted victorian die-cut scraps presented to Mable Bolles by James & Edward O'Connor, Hoboken, July 31, 1903.
Object Name Scrapbook
Catalog Number 2014.055.0002
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Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift in Memory of Mabel Bolles Sheehan by her daughter, Joan S. Dalton.
Scope & Content Scrapbook with mounted victorian die-cut scraps presented to Mable Bolles by James and Edward O'Connor, Hoboken, July 31, 1903.

Brown cloth book. 9" x 11" high; stiff manila paper with several hundred scraps mounted. Laid in: 3 items including a valentine and a fold-out valentine card (not inscribed). PDF on file.

Ink presentation inside front cover:

To Mabel,
In fond remembrance,
James and Edward O'Connor
Hoboken, N.J.
July 31st 1903.

Mabel Bolles Sheehan (1898-1976) was born in Hoboken August 6, 1898. Although her Hoboken memories, archives 2014.055.0001, are dated as ending in 1906, she did live here until 1906, but may have stayed with an aunt and uncle in 1907. The family left Hoboken for Oneida, N.Y. (home region of her parents and other family.) The O'Connor family were neighbors and are mentioned on page 2 of her memoir with that excerpt below:

We lived on a cross street once - maybe ninth st. and the O'Connor's + Desmonds lived across the street. Every night we used to sit on the steps in the summer - all the families did - it was so hot in the flat, and everyone would have punks to use to keep away the mosquitoes. The hokey-pokey man came around with penny ice cream cones - and what a treat! We also munched pumpkin seeds.

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During the time the Bolles family lived in Hoboken, they moved several times. Apparently this album was a parting gift to Mabel when her family or the O'Connor family moved.


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People Sheehan, Mabel Bolles
O'Connor, James
O'Connor, Edward
Date 1903
Year Range from 1903
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Search Terms Ninth St.
Caption 00 Front Cover
Imagefile 285\20140550002.TIF
Classification Children
Social & Personal Activity