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Name Geismar's
Details The Geismar Shop. 1907: 226-228 Washington St. Men's clothing / haberdashery.
Later address: 222-224 Washington St.

Founded October 1888 in Hoboken.
Number of Archive records 8
Number of Library records 3
Number of Photo records 9

Associated Records

Typescript: Christmas Comes to Hoboken. by Charles Bogert. Written 2005 about childhood Christmases in Hoboken of the 1950's. - Manuscript

Typescript: Christmas Comes to Hoboken. by Charles Bogert. Ten page 6,000 word typescript, 8-1/2" x 11" high. Recollections of childhood Christmases in Hoboken not date, but apparently from the 1950's. See full text in notes. Includes great detail of shopping on Washington Street and other streets with specific information about stores, restaurants, and many other businesses. Also text about church activities as a family and friends. Document OCR scanned and available in full in notes. All spellings are as per author. Page numbers were deleted. Also PDF. All formats on CD.

Image of Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. - Newspaper

Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. - Newspaper

Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. Original leaves 11-1/2" x 16" high. Articles include: page 10 Kupper Bier, Jewish Pioneer of Hoboken, Lived to Age of 110. Photo of Bier at White House with Calvin Coolidge. Died 1926. 1915 photo of the Jewish pioneers of Hoboken, members of the Board of Trustees of the Star of Israel Synagogue which later merged with the United Synagogue which in 1955 was at 115 Park Ave. The men are not named. page 11 Article by Moe Aronsberg: Recall Jewish Life in Early Days of Hoboken. History of Growth of Jewish Community. This articl

Image of Digital images of program: "Old Hoboken", A Melodrama with Music..., A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19-20, 1961. - Program

Digital images of program: "Old Hoboken", A Melodrama with Music..., A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19-20, 1961. - Program

Digital images of program: A.J. Demarest Class of June 1961 Presents "Old Hoboken", A Melodrama with Music; Mystery - Comedy - Romance -Music; at A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19-20, 1961. Original item, 6" wide x 9" high, [8] pp. Reference copy on file. PDF on file. Page [2] is a thumbnail history of Hoboken.

Image of Photo of The Geismar Shop, 226-228 Washington Street, Hoboken, circa 1907. - Print, Photographic

Photo of The Geismar Shop, 226-228 Washington Street, Hoboken, circa 1907. - Print, Photographic

Photo of The Geismar Shop, 226-228 Washington Street, Hoboken, circa 1907.

Image of Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. - Envelope

Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. - Envelope

Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. Postmarked, no cancellation date, probably 1942-1945. Original contents not present. Envelope was used by a Kostelecky family member for holding spare World War II ration coupons. That fact and the 1.5 cent Martha Washington postage stamp would suggest the date range. Geismar's was a men's clothing store.

Image of Account book: Kostelecky Brothers Auto Repair, 218 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, 1947-1949. - Book, Account

Account book: Kostelecky Brothers Auto Repair, 218 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, 1947-1949. - Book, Account

Account book: Kostelecky Brothers Auto Repair, 218 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, 1947-1949. Hardcover single entry ledger book (Shaw's No. S300), 7-1/2" x 12" high. See archives 2009.021.0025 for the expense and income record book for 1947-1950. Although name of business title does not appear on it, the donor of this book was donated by a Kostelecky family member (Florence Quinzel nee Kostelecky) and it came from the business address. Dated entries with lengthy details of work performed by customer with pricing for each; notes includes totals and date paid. Index entries with pages referred to: Cordt's Moving & Storage Co., 521 Washington St. Bell-Ho Dairies Geismar Shop American Red

Image of Newspaper special section: Happy 125th Birthday Hoboken! Jersey Journal, Oct. 28, 1980.  - Newspaper

Newspaper special section: Happy 125th Birthday Hoboken! Jersey Journal, Oct. 28, 1980. - Newspaper

Happy 125th Birthday Hoboken! The Jersey Journal, October 28, 1980. Tabloid newsprint, 16 pp. PDF on file. A special insert commemorating the one-hundred-twenty-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Hoboken. Several articles, some with illustrations. Advertisements for many local businesses.

Image of (Geismar's) Certificate of Cortley Value; Cortley Jr. Clothes... Cohen & Lang, circa 1919-1921.  - Certificate

(Geismar's) Certificate of Cortley Value; Cortley Jr. Clothes... Cohen & Lang, circa 1919-1921. - Certificate

Certificate of Cortley Value. The 28 Point Suit. Cortley Jr. Clothes Made by the Makers of Cortley Clothes for Young Men, Cohen & Lang, New York. Issued in suit from Geismar's of Hoboken. No date, circa 1919-1921. Printed rag paper, 3-1/4" x 7-7/16" wide; inkstamped on back. Geismar's: The Geismar Shop. 1907: 226-228 Washington St, Men's clothing / haberdashery; also 222 Washington St. This certificate was issued in a pocket of the suit jacket. See notes and below. The engraved style certificate does not bear any printer's mark. Cortley Jr. was trademarked in 1920 by Cohen and Lang. No registered trademark is stated on the piece (trademark registration listing notes it was in use fr

Image of Hoboken History, No. 3, Spring 1992. - Serial

Hoboken History, No. 3, Spring 1992. - Serial

Hoboken History, Number 3, Spring 1992. The Magazine of the Hoboken Historical Museum. Booklet. pp. 20 including covers, illustrated. 8-3/8" wide x 11" high. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. General contents: Front cover: engraved view of the exterior of Frank Cordts Furniture at the corner of Washington and Second Streets in 1905 Peter Lee: Servant to five generations of the Stevens Family. 3-page article; first and third pages (includes two photos) derived from 'Once Upon a City,' Macmillan, NY, 1958. Ferry Tale III. Three-page article completing parts 1 & 2 from issues 1 & 2. Includes sidebar on the "Binghamton," Hoboken's last steam ferryboat. Street Cars to the

Image of Hoboken History, No. 7, Spring 1993 - Serial

Hoboken History, No. 7, Spring 1993 - Serial

Hoboken History, Number 7, Spring 1993 The Magazine of the Hoboken Historical Museum. Booklet. pp. 24 including covers, illustrated. 8-3/8" wide x 11" high. 4 copies. General contents: The Girls of Hoboken. By John P. Fitzpatrick. Illustrated by Don Genaro. Four pages of recollections of Hoboken. Killed in Line of Duty: Hoboken's Heroes. By Patrolman Kevin Houghton, Hoboken Police Department. 3 pp. Nat Hicks of Hoboken. The First Courageous Catcher in Baseball. 2 pp. Historic Markers. Two-pages of six photos of plaques by Bob Foster. -Stephen Collins Foster -Firehouse, Engine Company No. 1, 501 Observer Highway -Firehouse, Engine Company 2 - Ladder Company 1, Washington be

Image of A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. - Pamphlet

A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. - Pamphlet

A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. Hoboken: The Hoboken Oral History Project, 2008. 1st edition thus. 8vo booklet, illustrated, pp. [ii], 38 plus cover. Ten copies. Seventeenth in the series of chapbooks titled: Vanishing Hoboken: The Hoboken Oral History Project. A project of The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library and the Hoboken Historical Museum. Chapbook published by the Museum under project grant. Interview conducted by daughter Patricia Samperi on April 27, 2007. Transcript of interview is on file at the Hoboken Public Library.

Image of Color slide of Quick Chek, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, September, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of Quick Chek, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, September, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of Quick Chek, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, September, 1984. Photo taken by Bruce Tamberelli. Official name: Quick-Chek No. 100. It is a 24-hour convenience store with a pharmacy. It was the first of its kind in Hoboken. The building was recently renovated at this time. It was formerly the location of Geismar's, a men's wear store that closed in late 1982. That store's name in brass letters is in still in the sidewalk.

Image of Color slide of the renovation underway at the former Geismar's men's store & building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, June, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovation underway at the former Geismar's men's store & building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, June, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovation underway at the former Geismar's men's store & building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, June, 1984. Photo taken by Bruce Tamberelli. This became the location of Quick Chek. Also seen is a doorway for 220 Washington St.

Image of Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, July, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, July, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, July, 1984. Photo taken by Bruce Tamberelli. This became the location of Quick Chek. Also seen is the C.H. Martin store to the right.

Image of Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, June, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, June, 1984. - Transparency, Slide

Color slide of the renovations underway at the former Geismar's Store building, 222 Washington St., Hoboken, July, 1984. Photo taken by Bruce Tamberelli.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of Geismar-Meyer Company (department store), 220-224 Washington Street,  Hoboken, 1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of Geismar-Meyer Company (department store), 220-224 Washington Street, Hoboken, 1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of Geismar-Meyer Company (department store), 220-224 Washington Street, Hoboken, 1908. As published on page 19 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. New building (shown) opened on April 7, 1908. Business was previously at Third and Washington Streets. Not credited, but photograph was possibly taken by Ernst F. Walter of Hoboken. See primary record and related. This is the building that has the sidewalk lettering "Geismar's", in front of it.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of The 'Geismar Shop', 226-228 Washington Street,  Hoboken, no date, ca. 1906-1907. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of The 'Geismar Shop', 226-228 Washington Street, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1906-1907. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of The 'Geismar Shop', 226-228 Washington Street, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1906-1907. As published on page 19 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. Business, a haberdashery, was established ca. 1888 by Herman Geismar. Note at the left of the photo that there is no building. A building for the Geismar-Meyer Co.(this is the building that has the sidewalk lettering "Geismar's", in front of it) was built on that empty lot and opened on April 7, 1908, thus this photo is from 1907 or earlier. Not credited, but photograph was possibly taken by Ernst F. Walter of Hoboken. See primary record and related.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of  Washington Street, from Third St., looking south, Hoboken, ca.1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of Washington Street, from Third St., looking south, Hoboken, ca.1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of Washington Street, from Third St., looking south, Hoboken, ca. 1908. As published on page 8 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. The 200 block of Washington Street with the Olympic Theatre at the right, 234 Washington St. (according to Jim Hans, it was established ca. 1908 - 1909; note it was promoting 'Talking Pictures'). Along that same side is Geismar's at 226-228 and beyond that is the new Geismar-Meyer Company building (220-224) under construction (note clerestory windows on first floor are not all installed; it opened on April 7, 1908.) For a clearer view of the Geismar-Meyer building as completed

Image of B+W photo of girl playing in 200 block of Bloomfield St. near back facade of Geismar's, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of girl playing in 200 block of Bloomfield St. near back facade of Geismar's, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of a girl playing in 200 block of Bloomfield Street near back facade of the Geismar's Department Store, Hoboken, no date, circa 1950s. 3" x 5" high print. Photographer not indicated. Reverse is blank. Donor Florence Quinzel has stated it was either her, Florence Kostelecky, or her friend "Elsie." The girl, about 8-10 years old, appears to be kicking empty boxes. The back of Geismar's (this side was for freight; main entrance at 222-226 Washington St.) was numbers 223-227.

Image of B+W photo of a Hoboken YMCA welding class display at Geismar Shop, Hoboken, n.d., Sept. 1941.  - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of a Hoboken YMCA welding class display at Geismar Shop, Hoboken, n.d., Sept. 1941. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photos, three, of a window display of student work for Hoboken YMCA class at the Geismar Shop, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, September 1941. 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" prints. Photographer not indicated. Reverses are blank.The man is not identified. Geismar's was a retail men's clothier with a distintive Art Moderne entry. The prints are from the former files of the Hoboken YMCA and are believed to represent a wartime activity related to the Y. The display has a welder's mask, torches, rods, tank, photos, metal pipes and other examples of the craft in one section of a north side window in the entranceway. Note hats at the right in photo 1. A Jersey Observer newspaper cl