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Title Halo Over Hoboken: The Memories of John Perkins Field as told to John Leroy Bailey.
Object Name Book
Catalog Number 2010.007.0003
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
Summary 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.
Publisher Exposition Press
Published Place New York
Published Date 1955
Copy# 1
Physical Description 8vo gray cloth
Year Range from 1750
Year Range to 1955
People Field, John Perkins
Caption dustjacket: front panel and spine
Imagefile 073\20100070003-2.TIF
Classification Government & Politics
Domestic Life
Health
Medical
Mayors
Marriages
Social & Personal Activity
Sports
Recreation
Parks
Children
Courtship & Weddings
Disasters
Docks
Fires
Crime
Historic Sites
War
Transportation