|Title||Halo Over Hoboken: The Memories of John Perkins Field as told to John Leroy Bailey.|
|Collection||Hoboken Library & Literary Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
|Author||Field, John Perkins|
|Author added entry||Bailey, John Leroy|
Halo Over Hoboken: The Memories of John Perkins Field as told to John Leroy Bailey. NY: Exposition Press, [1955.] First edition, signed. Small 8vo hardcover, dustjacket. 137 pp. No index.
Field worked for 37 years in the Hoboken Water Department as a clerk, chief clerk and bookkeeper. Accounts of his personal life include witness to three murders (including Overseer of the Poor Harry Barck), polio, rescue of four children from the Hudson River and that he had no identifiable fingerprints. He and Bailey also offer a retelling of Hoboken history as known and researched by them.
Note: Exposition Press was a "vanity press"; authors would pay them to publish their manuscript in book form.
|Published Place||New York|
|Physical Description||8vo gray cloth|
|Year Range from||1750|
|Year Range to||1955|
Field, John Perkins
|Caption||dustjacket: front panel and spine|
Government & Politics
Social & Personal Activity
Courtship & Weddings