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Name Tootsie Roll
Details Also commonly called by the plural, Tootsie Rolls. Candy and related products made by The Sweets Company of America, Inc. Brand was made in Hoboken from 1938-1965.
Number of Archive records 44
Number of Object records 16
Number of Library records 2
Number of Photo records 8

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Image of Digital images of Hoboken Review, Volume 1, No. 4, September-October 1938. Issued by The Chamber of Commerce, Hoboken. - Periodical

Digital images of Hoboken Review, Volume 1, No. 4, September-October 1938. Issued by The Chamber of Commerce, Hoboken. - Periodical

Digital images of Hoboken Review, Volume 1, No. 3, September-October 1938. Issued by The Chamber of Commerce, 1 Newark St., Hoboken. Booklet, 6" x 9" high. 16 pp. plus cover. Museum does not own the original. Page 2-3: The Business Front General Foods Building $1,000,000 Plant. Article about the groundbreaking on June 6, 1938 for the Maxwell House, Sanka and Kaffee Hag coffees and Maxwell House Tea factory. Site was owned by the Lackawanna Railroad which had World War [One] warehouses and was used a lumberyard until the sale. The Hoboken Police Band played at the groundbreaking ceremony. "Tootsie Roll" (Sweets Company of America) moved to Hoboken in March; located at 1515 Willow

Image of Brochure promoting Citizens United slate, Vol. 1, number 10, Hoboken, [1961], for mayor, John J. Palmieri, and 3 councilmen-at-large candidates. - Brochure

Brochure promoting Citizens United slate, Vol. 1, number 10, Hoboken, [1961], for mayor, John J. Palmieri, and 3 councilmen-at-large candidates. - Brochure

Digital images of brochure promoting Citizens United slate, Vol. 1, number 10, Hoboken, [1961] for mayor, John J. Palmieri, and 3 councilmen-at-large candidates. Original item single folio, 7" wide x 8-1/2" high. Council candidates were: Walter F. Geiger, William J. Stack II and Fred M. DeSapio, Jr.

Transcript of interview of Marie Totaro by Pat Samperi, June 11, 2008 - Transcript

Transcript of interview of Marie Totaro by Pat Samperi, June 11, 2008 for the Hoboken Historical Museum Oral History Project. Two volumes of facsimile typescript with plastic strip binding and clear covers. Typescript is double-spaced. Location of original is not indicated. Location of tapes is not indicated. Transcriber is not identified. Volume 1: Tape 1, side 1. Pages [1-1] to 1-54; Tape 1, side 2. Pages 1-54 to 1-116. Volume 2: Tape 2, side 1. Pages [2-1] to 2-98 Interview took place at Marine View Plaza, Hoboken. Many topics; especially rich background on Saint Ann's Feast as well as growing up in Hoboken.

Image of Photo of Anna Maria Gallagher, Sept., 1925 as published in Reminisces, Sept. 2008. - Documents

Photo of Anna Maria Gallagher, Sept., 1925 as published in Reminisces, Sept. 2008. - Documents

Printed photo of Anna Maria Gallagher of Hoboken taken on her wedding day, September 6, 1925, as printed on back cover of magazine, Reminisces, Vol. 16, No. 5, Sept. 2008. Text below photo written by her son, William J. Schneider. Father was Edward Emil Schneider. According to Schneider: "I believe that Mom and Dad met while working at the Tootsie Roll factory in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they both lived." With: photocopies of 3 documents related to the Schneiders - Birth certificate for Edward Emil Schneider (issued 1977) Confirmation certificate (in German; "Konfirmation") of Schneider Marriage certificate of Edward Schneider and Anna Marie Gallagher, Sept. 6, 1925, Church of

Image of Invoices, 2, for Tootsie Roll products sold by Sweets Co. of America, 1515 Willow Ave., Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 8 & March 8, 1939. - Invoice

Invoices, 2, for Tootsie Roll products sold by Sweets Co. of America, 1515 Willow Ave., Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 8 & March 8, 1939. - Invoice

Invoices, two, for Tootsie products sold by Sweets Company of America, 1515 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 8 & March 8, 1939. Printed form, 6-1/2" high x 8-1/2" wide; typewritten plus pencil entries; inkstamps. Form includes the Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval (see below and related.) Invoiced and shipped to Wm F Brockmeyer Cigar Co., 2101 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO. Date billed: Feb. 8, 1939, Invoice F29566: 2 cartons 40 boxes 150 count Little Rolls price 40 total 16.00 2 cartons 40 boxes 24 count Dinner for Six price 40 total 16.00 4 cartons 48 boxes 200 count Tootsie Caramels/Prtd price 55 amount 26.40 4 bxs free price 55 amount 2.20 total 24.20 total 8

Image of Invoices, 5, for Tootsie Roll products sold by Sweets Co. of America, 414-422 West 45th St., N.Y., N.Y., May 1937. - Invoice

Invoices, 5, for Tootsie Roll products sold by Sweets Co. of America, 414-422 West 45th St., N.Y., N.Y., May 1937. - Invoice

Invoices, five, for Tootsie products sold by Sweets Company of America, 414-422 West 45th St., N.Y., N.Y., May 1937. Printed form, 7-6/16" high x 8-7/16" wide; typewritten plus pen / pencil entries; inkstamps. Form includes a depiction of a wrapped Chocolate Tootsie Rolls and the Good Housekeeping Bureau seal of approval (see below.) While not from the Hoboken period of the company (it moved to Hoboken circa March 1938. Offices and manufacturing were at 1515 Willow Avenue), they are relevant for comparison with ones from Hoboken, see related. Invoiced and shipped to Wm F Brockmeyer Cigar Co., 2101 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO. Invoices - date billed and invoice number: May 3, 1937, F2

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Tootsie Land Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 25, 1954. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Tootsie Land Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 25, 1954. - Ad, Magazine

Tootsie Rolls will be on Television in the Tootsie Land Float in Macy's Great Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Morning, November 25th [1954]. Clipped advertisement as published in DC comics "Mutt & Jeff", no issue number or date given. Printed in color on newsprint, ca. 6-1/4" x 9" high. Artist's depiction of the float. Tootsie Rolls and related products were made by the Sweets Company of America in Hoboken during this period. Reverse of leaf has "Mutt & Jeff" and DC Comics imprint.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls, 2: "Captain Tootsie" comics published in Sunday comics section, April 3, 1950; June 18, 1950. - Ad, Newspaper

Ad, Tootsie Rolls, 2: "Captain Tootsie" comics published in Sunday comics section, April 3, 1950; June 18, 1950. - Ad, Newspaper

Two Captain Tootsie advertisements published in Sunday comics section, April 3, 1950; June 18, 1950. Clipped from unknown newspapers (possibly New York Herald-American); dates established from on-line documentary sources. Ad (stated above each: An Advertisement of the Sweets Co. of America, Inc.) printed at the bottom of their respective pages. 1. Captain Tootsie Foils Prison Break. By Bill Schrieber. [April 3, 1950.] 15-1/2" x 7-7/8" high. 2. Captain Tootsie Averts Trailer Truck Accident! By Bill Schrieber. [June 18, 1950.] Tootsie Rolls and related products were made by the Sweets Company of America in Hoboken during this period.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Captain Tootsie and "The Babe Ruth Story." The American Girl, Sept. 1948. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Captain Tootsie and "The Babe Ruth Story." The American Girl, Sept. 1948. - Ad, Magazine

Captain Tootsie and "The Babe Ruth Story." By C.C. [Charles Clarence] Beck. Advertisement as published in magazine "The American Girl", September 1948, page 38. Clipped leaf, ca. 10" wide x 11-1/2" high. A two-column, black-and-white 9-panel comic ad for Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Coconut Fudge. Endorsement at the bottom by actor William Bendix. He is shown in baseball uniform as Babe Ruth, captioned: William Bendix as He Appears in "The Babe Ruth Story", a Roy Del Rath Production Released Through United Artists. Tootsie Rolls and related products were made by the Sweets Company of America in Hoboken during this period.

Image of Postcard: [Tootsie Rolls sign] 109 Pike's Peak, Coney Island. Postmarked 1911. - Postcard

Postcard: [Tootsie Rolls sign] 109 Pike's Peak, Coney Island. Postmarked 1911. - Postcard

[Tootsie Rolls]: 109 Pike's Peak, Coney Island. Color printed postcard, divided back, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" wide; postmarked Brooklyn, N.Y., May 20, 1911. An interesting item incorporating two icons of American culture, Coney Island and Tootsie Rolls. A [Chocolate] Tootsie Rolls sign (Tootsie Rolls were made later in Hoboken from the 1930s up to 1965) is on the left at "Johnson's Pavillion." View depicts a famous ride at Coney Island and an entrance for "Dreamland " is seen among the many signs. Publisher: M & Co., N.Y.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: "Captain Tootsie Makes Rollo Strike-Out Artist." Washington Star, Comics section, Sunday, May 14,1950. - Ad, Newspaper

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: "Captain Tootsie Makes Rollo Strike-Out Artist." Washington Star, Comics section, Sunday, May 14,1950. - Ad, Newspaper

Tootsie Roll ad: "Captain Tootsie Makes Rollo Strike-Out Artist." published in Washington Star (The Sunday Star), Comics section, May 14,1950. Labeled "Advertisement" above the comid ad which is printed at the bottom of the page. Full page: 15" wide x 21-1/2" high; ad is full width x 7" high. Only ad is imaged; rest of front page and reverse not imaged. Comic drawn by Bill Schrieber about Rollo and the "Tootsie Towners" baseball team playing against the "Wildcats." Unlike some other ads seen from this year in the same format, it does not state "Sweets Company of America" or "Hoboken" in the ad. Tootsie Rolls and related products were made by the Sweets Company of America in Hoboken during

Image of Ad, Tootsie Roll: The Tootsie Roll of Honor. As published in True Comics, No. 12, May 1942. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Roll: The Tootsie Roll of Honor. As published in True Comics, No. 12, May 1942. - Ad, Magazine

"The Tootsie Roll of Honor." Advertisement published in True Comics, No. 12, May 1942, probably back cover. Original full page (present here with clipped edges) color advertisement, 6-3/4" wide x 9-3/8" high. "Rescues Pup! Wins Gold Medal!" "Mary Becomes President!" Ad promoted "Eat a Tootsie a Day", 1 cent and 5 cents. Note the packaging, a two piece wrapper. Also a visual promotion for a Tootsie Pop which depicts a "cut open" view with the center having a heart shape. "Get the Pop with a Heart - a heart of Tootsie Rolls." The Sweets Company of America which made the products was in Hoboken during this period.

Image of Ad: Tootsie Rolls on back cover of magazine "The Shadow", Vol. XXV, No. 4, Apr. 15, 1938. - Ad, Magazine

Ad: Tootsie Rolls on back cover of magazine "The Shadow", Vol. XXV, No. 4, Apr. 15, 1938. - Ad, Magazine

Color ad: Tootsie Rolls on back cover of magazine "The Shadow", Vol. XXV, No. 4, April 15, 1938. Full issue present, 7" x 9-3/4" high. Only covers are printed in color. Advertisement assists in corroborating the early date of the company's move from New York to Hoboken. Ad copy includes "The Sweets Co. of America, Inc., Hoboken, N.J." Skiers, "Race You for a Tootsie!" A wrapped Tootsie Rolls is depicted with "Over 250 Million Sold Last Year" and the Good Housekeeping Bureau Seal of Approval. At the bottom are "Two Other Tootsie Treats!" - Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Caramels. Tootsie Pops are stated as "New ... different ... and delicious!" Tootsie Caramels were "Chocolate, vanilla an

Image of Ad for Tootsie Roll and Boy Scouts. Probably from scouting magazine, Boy's Life, 1948. - Ad, Magazine

Ad for Tootsie Roll and Boy Scouts. Probably from scouting magazine, Boy's Life, 1948. - Ad, Magazine

Ad for Tootsie Roll & Boy Scouts. Clipped advertisment from unknown magazine (probably Boy's Life), 1948 as stated by donor. 5" wide x 5-3/4" high. A daytime photo a scout in uniform cooking at a campfire; text below: Before you go camping - Be sure to put some TOOTSIE ROLLS in your Knapsack. You'll be glad you did. Depiction of a wrapped Tootsie Roll (note its label uses 'Roll' rather than 'Rolls' as often seen in their advertisements.) Tootie Rolls and related products were made in Hoboken at this time by the Sweets Company of America.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Nut Tootsie Rolls. The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, 1919. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Nut Tootsie Rolls. The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, 1919. - Ad, Magazine

Nut Tootsie Rolls. Full-page color advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, as published in unknown magazine, 1919. Clipped leaf 10-1/2" wide x 13-1/2" high. An example of promotion of the company and a product in the years before it came to Hoboken. Depiction of a partially unwrapped Nut Tootsie Rolls being eaten by the 'world'. Five cents. "Making the World Sweeter." Product was "Delicious chocolate candy mixed with fresh roasted peanuts." "Made Clean. Kept Clean. Wrapped Dustproof."

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: America's Favorite Candy. The Sweets Company of America, Hoboken; in Life, Dec. 28, 1953. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: America's Favorite Candy. The Sweets Company of America, Hoboken; in Life, Dec. 28, 1953. - Ad, Magazine

Nut Tootsie Rolls. Full-page black-and-white advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, Hoboken, as published in Life, December 28, 1953. Clipped leaf 10-1/4" wide x 13-5/8" high. Also promotes and depicts Tootsie Fudge (six piece package); Tootsie Caramels (six piece package) and Tootsie Pops. Tootsie Roll sponsored two national television shows: Paul Whiteman TV Teen Club Tootsie Hippodrome

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Sight Sales... America's Favorite Candy. The Sweets Company of America, Hoboken; in unknown trade publication, 1955. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Sight Sales... America's Favorite Candy. The Sweets Company of America, Hoboken; in unknown trade publication, 1955. - Ad, Magazine

Sight Sales... America's Favorite Candy.. Half-page black-and-white advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, Hoboken, as published in unknown trade publication, 1955. Clipped leaf 8" wide x 5-1/2" high. Promoted to retailers: Tootsie Roll, 24 count; Tootsie Fudge (six piece package), 24 count;Tootsie [Milky] Caramels (six piece package), 24 count. Does not include Tootsie Pops. "These Tootsie Roll candies are consistently advertised coast-to-coast NBC-TV on Tootsie Roll's Paul Winchell - Jerry Mahoney Show and Tootsie Roll's Pinky Lee Show and in national consumer, youth and comic magazine." Date is as stated by donor, but it is consistent with the television shows stated.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Nut Tootsie Rolls. The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, 1919. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Nut Tootsie Rolls. The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, 1919. - Ad, Magazine

Nut Tootsie Rolls. Full-page color advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, New York, as published in unknown magazine, 1919. Clipped leaf 10-3/4" wide x 13-3/4" high. An example of promotion of the company and a product in the years before it came to Hoboken. Depiction of a wrapped and unwrapped Nut Tootsie Rolls. Five cents. "Making the World Sweeter." Product was "Delicious chocolate candy mixed with fresh roasted peanuts." "Made Clean. Kept Clean. Wrapped Dustproof."

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Ring around a Tootsie Roll...with Santa Claus... The Sweets Co. of America, Hoboken; in Martin & Lewis, No. 10, DC Comics, Jan. 1954. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: Ring around a Tootsie Roll...with Santa Claus... The Sweets Co. of America, Hoboken; in Martin & Lewis, No. 10, DC Comics, Jan. 1954. - Ad, Magazine

Ring around a Tootsie Roll...with Santa Claus... Full-page color advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, Hoboken, as published in comic book, The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, No. 10, DC Comics, January 1954. Clipped leaf 6-3/8" wide x 9-3/8" high. While publication date is January 1954, the issue date would probably have been November 1953. Promoted both Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops which were made at that time in Hoboken by the Sweets Co. Company name is not in ad.

Image of Ad, Tootsie Rolls: ...Tootsie Rolls & TV; the modern child's idea of pure joy! The Sweets Co. of America, Hoboken; in Family Circle, Apr. 1954. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Tootsie Rolls: ...Tootsie Rolls & TV; the modern child's idea of pure joy! The Sweets Co. of America, Hoboken; in Family Circle, Apr. 1954. - Ad, Magazine

The children's hour 1954. Tootsie Rolls and TV; the modern child's idea of pure joy! Full-page black-and-white advertisement by The Sweets Company of America Inc, Hoboken, as published in magazine, Family Circle, April 1954, pg 61. Clipped leaf 8-7/16" wide x 11-3/16" high.