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Name Foster, Robert
Other names Foster, Bob
Occupation Faculty, Media Studies, Jersey City State College (now University) 1980s+
Director, Hoboken Historical Museum, 1992+

Photographer
Notes Founding member of Hoboken Historical Museum, 1986.
Relationships wife: Holly Metz
Places of residence 1981+, Hoboken

Associated Records

Image of Postcard: Open Windows: 12 Views of Hoboken Places and Faces. Photographs by Arturo Portillo. HHM, March-Apr., 2008. - Postcard

Postcard: Open Windows: 12 Views of Hoboken Places and Faces. Photographs by Arturo Portillo. HHM, March-Apr., 2008. - Postcard

Postcard: Open Windows: 12 Views of Hoboken Places and Faces. Photographs by Arturo Portillo. Exhibit in Upper Gallery, Hoboken Historical Museum, March 9-April 27, 2008. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" high. Six copies. Artwork on the front: Some Find It in the Faces of Children, photograph by Arturo Portillo, 2007.

Image of Postcard: "Come Fly with Me: Urban Birds of Hoboken." HHM, Oct. 19 to Nov. 9, 2008. - Postcard

Postcard: "Come Fly with Me: Urban Birds of Hoboken." HHM, Oct. 19 to Nov. 9, 2008. - Postcard

Postcard: "Come Fly with Me: Urban Birds of Hoboken." Exhibit in Upper Gallery, Hoboken Historical Museum, Oct. 19 to Nov. 9, 2008. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" high. Artwork and media created by students in fifth grade class of Ms. Kathy Temple at Wallace School, Hoboken on view Oct.19 to November 9, 2008. "A selection of poems, sculpture, and other artworks inspired by urban birds..." Exhibition included 12 bird nests, all but three fabricated by students or teachers. Card designed by Joy Sikorski

Image of B+W photo of Kitty Clark (at right) and 3 women at Humanities Festival Week activities, Church Square Park, Hoboken, October, 1999. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of Kitty Clark (at right) and 3 women at Humanities Festival Week activities, Church Square Park, Hoboken, October, 1999. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of Kitty Clark (at right) and 3 women at Humanities Festival Week activities, Church Square Park, Hoboken, October, 1999. 8" x 10" print. Photo by Robert Foster. Clark was director of the event. Others are not identified except as dancers in between performances. View is looking north with band stand behind them and in the distance, Hoboken Public Library.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of B&W group photo of Monte San Giacomo Club members and Museum guests, Hoboken, July 9,2000. - Print, Photographic

B&W group photo of Monte San Giacomo Club members and Museum guests, Hoboken, July 9,2000. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white group photo of Monte San Giacomo Club members and Museum guests, outside the club, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 8" x 10" wide print. Photo taken by Robert Foster. Reverse is blank. The club at 531 Adams St. hosted the Hoboken Historical Museum members for a visit.

Image of Two B&W contact sheets with 22 images of Honey O'Leary  & her Sinatra shrine at 60 Willow Terrace, Hoboken, 1998. - Print, photographic

Two B&W contact sheets with 22 images of Honey O'Leary & her Sinatra shrine at 60 Willow Terrace, Hoboken, 1998. - Print, photographic

Two black-and-white contact sheets with 22 images of Honey O'Leary of 60 Willow Terrace, Hoboken, 1998. Photographed by Robert Foster. 8" x 10" prints of 220 mm negatives. Museum does not own negatives. Per Foster: O'Leary (nee Snyder) has had a Frank Sinatra shrine in her front yard for many years. She redecorates for special occasions.

Image of Black-and-white contact print of 11 images of Jeanne Valentin, Hoboken, 1998. - Print, photographic

Black-and-white contact print of 11 images of Jeanne Valentin, Hoboken, 1998. - Print, photographic

Black-and-white contact print of 11 images of Jeanne Valentin, Hoboken, 1998. Photographed by Robert Foster. 8" x 10" print of 220 mm negatives. Museum does not own negatives. She maintained a shrine to Frank Sinatra and always wore Sinatra items.

Image of Color photos, 6, of former Universal Folding Box Co. building exterior & signage, Madison between 12th & 13th Sts., Hoboken, July 29, 2011. - Photograph

Color photos, 6, of former Universal Folding Box Co. building exterior & signage, Madison between 12th & 13th Sts., Hoboken, July 29, 2011. - Photograph

Color photos, six, of eastern facade and signage of former Universal Folding Box Co. office and factory on Madison Street from 12th to 13th Streets, Hoboken, July 29, 2011. Digital images only; photos taken by Robert Foster. The main entrance with a concrete canopy is midpoint in the block. Mounted on the wall above was stainless steel block lettering with the company name in two lines: Universal Folding Box Co., Inc. The signage is damaged; mounting rails are loosened on lower letters with some bent letters. Vines are engrossing it and pushing away from mounting points in the brick face. Sign removed July 30, 2011 by Hoboken Historical Museum personnel and accessioned for Museum collec

Image of B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. 5" x 7". Photo by Robert Foster. Looking northwest at the corner of Seventh and Adams Sts. None of the people are identified. Reverse is blank.

Image of B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. 5" x 7". Photo by Robert Foster. Looking northwest at the corner of Seventh and Adams Sts. None of the people are identified. Reverse is blank.

Image of B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of the St. Ann's Feast procession of the Madonna passing the Hoboken Historical Museum's booth, Hoboken, July, 2000. 5" x 7". Photo by Robert Foster. Looking northwest at the corner of Seventh and Adams Sts. None of the people are identified. Reverse is blank.

Image of Color photo of watercolor painting, 2001.066.0001, artist's rendering of the proposed Maxwell House Coffee and Sanka Plants for General Foods Corp. in - Print, Photographic

Color photo of watercolor painting, 2001.066.0001, artist's rendering of the proposed Maxwell House Coffee and Sanka Plants for General Foods Corp. in - Print, Photographic

Color photo of watercolor painting, 2001.066.0001, artist's rendering of the proposed Maxwell House Coffee and Sanka Plants for General Foods Corp. in Hoboken, N.J., ca. 1997. 5-1/8" high x 9-1/2" wide print. Photo taken ca. 1997 by Robert Foster.

Image of B+W photo of ceremony for presentation of grant check to Museum for building new home, Hoboken, 2000. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of ceremony for presentation of grant check to Museum for building new home, Hoboken, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white group photo of a ceremony for presentation of development grant from the State of N.J. to the Hoboken Historical Museum for use towards building the Museum's permanent home, Hoboken, 2000. 5" x 7" wide print. Reverse has holographic caption note attached with self-adhesive "post-it." Photograph taken by Robert Foster. Present were several members of board of trustees along with Joseph Barry of The Applied Companies and two State Senators holding a ceremonial check for $100, 000 development grant for outfitting the Museum's permanent home at 1301 Hudson Street in the Shipyard Project. From left: Nicholas Acocela, unidentifed museum trustee, Leonard Luizzi, State Senator

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.

Image of Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the interior of the Monte San Giacomo Democratic Club, Inc. at 531 Adams St., during a Museum visit, Hoboken, July 9, 2000. 4" x 6" print. Reverse is blank. Photograph by Robert Foster. Most of the people pictured are club members and are not identified individually.