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Name Menken, William
Other names Menken, W.A.
Occupation Photographer: 508 Washington St., Hoboken.
Business names:
Menken Studio
W.A. Menken
Places of residence 508 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.

Associated Records

Image of Sepia-tone group photo: Hans Muller's Outing, August 29, 1927, Hoboken, 1927. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone group photo: Hans Muller's Outing, August 29, 1927, Hoboken, 1927. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone group photo: Hans Muller's Outing, August 29, 1927, Hoboken, 1927. 8" x 10" wide print. Caption is in image. Photographer's ink stamp on reverse. None of the individuals are identified. The style of dress for some of them suggests that this may have been a golfing event.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified young girl, ca. 2 years old, seated in a chair in photo studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1900. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified young girl, ca. 2 years old, seated in a chair in photo studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1900. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified young girl, ca. 2 years old, seated in a chair in photo studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1900. 4" wide x 5-7/8" high print on photographer's mount. Photo by William Menken, 508 Washington St.. Reverse has two holographic pencil notations: at the upper left corner, partially lost and not very legible, is a name and an address, possibly "319 Grand St."; also the number, 16991, typically a photographer's negative job and negative number.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified bar, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1920. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified bar, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1920. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified bar, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1920. 8" x 10" wide print. Reverse has photographer's ink stamp: Menken's Studio, 508 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. Also holographic pencil notations typically used for printer's mark-up. Bar is probably at the Continental Hotel or the Union Club.

Image of Sepia-tone studio photo of Mildred Marion "Molly" Pescatore at the time of her confirmation, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1922-1923. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone studio photo of Mildred Marion "Molly" Pescatore at the time of her confirmation, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1922-1923. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone studio photo of Mildred Marion "Molly" Pescatore at the time of her confirmation, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1922-1923. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" high print in studio folder. Photograph by Menken, Hoboken.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May, 1928. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May, 1928. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May, 1928. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer was [William] Menken. Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is not in the photo. Band is dressed in nautical uniforms. Detail of bottom image found on recto of leaf 8 (image 2 of 2) of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf eight is blank. See related.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Kazoo Band (a Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band), Hoboken, (probably May) 1928. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Kazoo Band (a Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band), Hoboken, (probably May) 1928. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Kazoo Band (a Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band), Hoboken, (probably May) 1928. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer not identified but was probably William Menken. Captioned and dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is in uniform right of center. The twenty-four member all - girl band included percussion instruments although most played kazoos. Band is dressed in nautical uniforms. The woman at center is not identified, but it may been Marion Kennedy who would have been in charge of girls activities at the playgrounds. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 9 of Julius & Marie

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, 1930. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer was [William] Menken. Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is at the rear center. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 11 of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf eleven is blank. See related. See photo catalog 2005.078.0525 for two prints of the same image and 2005.078.0526 for a print of the same scene taken within moments of the image in this record.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer was William Menken who is identified from similar print, cf 2005.078.0527, of the same scene (comparing the images, note banner in the background; the two images were separate shots just moments apart.) Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is probably at the back left. Band is dressed in military band uniforms. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 12 of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf twe

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1933. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1933. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, 1933. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer not indicated (possibly William Menken.) Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is not in the photo. Band is wearing neckties, military band hats and uniform pants, but no coats. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 13 of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf thirteen is blank. See related.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May 30, 1935. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May 30, 1935. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, May 30, 1935. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 8" high. Photographer not indicated (possibly William Menken.) Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is not in the photo. Band is dressed in nautical uniforms. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 14 of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf fourteen is blank. See related.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, no date, circa 1937-1938. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, no date, circa 1937-1938. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, no date, circa 1937-1938. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 8" high. Photographer not indicated (possibly William Menken.) People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz, wearing suit, is in the photo to the left. Band is dressed in nautical uniforms. Pencil mark-up for publication use in in the bottom and right margins. Detail of image found on recto of leaf 15 of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the verso of leaf fifteen is blank. See related. cf photo catalog 2005.078.0528 for another print

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1931. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer was William Menken; reverse has photographer's ink stamp otherwise blank. Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Julius Durstewitz is probably at the back left. Band is dressed in military band uniforms. This is a similar scene as image found on recto of leaf 12, cf 2005.078.0117 (comparing the images, note banner in the background; the two images were separate shots just moments apart), of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Note the v

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, 1930. Two copies of the print. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 7" high. Photographer was [William] Menken. Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Reverse of both prints was blank. Julius Durstewitz is at the rear center. This is the same image as a print found on recto of leaf 11, cf 2005.078.0116, of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Also another print, shot about the same moment, is seen in 2005.078.0526. Note the varying position of the U.S. flag.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken,1930. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, 1930. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 6" high (clipped top edge). Photographer was [William] Menken. Dated in image. People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Reverse was blank. Julius Durstewitz is at the rear center. This is a similar image of a print found on recto of leaf 11, cf 2005.078.0116, of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance. Also two other prints, also the same as 2005.078.0116, shot about the same moment, are seen in 2005.078.0525. Note the varying position of the U.S. flag.

Image of Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, circa 1937-1938. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, circa 1937-1938. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the Hoboken Playgrounds Field Band, Hoboken, circa 1937-1938. Original image was ca. 10" wide x 8" high. Photographer not indicated (possibly William Menken.) People are not individually identified. Location is not identified. Reverse is blank. Holographic pencil notation in lower margin "1937" and the numerals "38" below. Julius Durstewitz, wearing suit, is in the photo to the left. Band is dressed in nautical uniforms. The print is the same as a print found on recto of leaf 15, 2005.078.0120, of Julius & Marie Durstewitz album, see primary record 2005.078.0100 for a description of the album and provenance.

Image of B+W digital print of photo of 1921-1922 Saint Joseph's Catholic Club basketball team and coach, Hoboken, [1922]. - Print, Photographic

B+W digital print of photo of 1921-1922 Saint Joseph's Catholic Club basketball team and coach, Hoboken, [1922]. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white digital print of photo of 1921-1922 Saint Joseph's Catholic Club basketball team and coach in a posed group portrait, Hoboken, [1922]. Print ca. 8" high x 11" wide. Photographer was William Menken. Reverse is blank. Left margin has file name: New Scan(1).bmp. Name of digital file is donor's and is not present with this print. None of the six team members or coach are identified

Image of Digital image of photo of the chapel interior of Church of the Holy Innocents, Hoboken, ca. 1920's. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the chapel interior of Church of the Holy Innocents, Hoboken, ca. 1920's. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of photo of the chapel interior of Church of the Holy Innocents, Hoboken, ca. 1920's. Original image from the Hoboken Public Library, collection data not available. Photographer is tentatively attributed as William Menken of Hoboken; see signature in image at lower left. Images in available digital formats include: full original grayscale scan by researcher; cropped and enhanced TIFF images with margin caption as small (10x12) and large (20x24). All on CD. Small reference print on file. View is looking to the north end of the building. Church building on southwest corner of Sixth Street and Willow Avenue has been on the National Register of Historic Places since May 24, 1977.

Image of B+W group photo of 1936 8th grade graduation class, Saints Peter and Paul Church School, Hoboken, 1936. - Print, Photographic

B+W group photo of 1936 8th grade graduation class, Saints Peter and Paul Church School, Hoboken, 1936. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white group photo of eighth grade graduation class of 1936, Saints Peter and Paul Church School, Hoboken, 1936. 10" high x 14" wide print on photographer's mount. Photographer was William Menken, Menken Studio, Hoboken with his blind stamp (508 Washington St.) on mount lower right. Dated in image at bottom. Reverse has contemporary holographic ink name and address: Mrs. A. Roland | 813 Washington St. | Hoboken, N.J. The two men in clerical dress at center: the one with eyeglasses is Reverend Ferdinand E. Bogner; the other was the assistant pastor, Reverend William A. McCann. The class of 15 girls and 15 boys are all ca. 14 years olf and dressed the same respectively. None of the

Image of B+W photo of Rose Beck, age 13, in her confirmation dress, posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, March 1910. - Photograph

B+W photo of Rose Beck, age 13, in her confirmation dress, posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, March 1910. - Photograph

Black-and-white photograph of Rose Beck, age 13, in her confirmation dress, posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, March 1910. Digital image only. Original scanned 2014 from 4" x 5-1/2" print on 6" x 9" embossed mount. Reverse blank. Photo by W. A. Menken (William; also known as Menken Studio), 508 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. Identification per donor, grandson Edward Jaxel, and that she was born April 29, 1896. She lived at 600 Monroe Street, Hoboken. ---- ceremony / religion / event / fashion / girls / women /