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Title Sepia-tone photo of 422 Washington St., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1900-1910.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2015.013.1011
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Gift of Roy Kirchgessner; United Decorating Company.
Description Sepia-tone photograph of 422 Washington St. with bunting, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900-1910.

3-1/4" x 4-1/8" wide print on 5" x 6" photographer's mount. Photographer not indicated. Front mount margin: 422 Washington. Reverse has modern holographic ink: Magnus Photo Studio Upstairs at 422 Wash St. Hoboken Decorations by United Dec. Co.

View is west of the three-story building at the southwest corner of Washington and Fifth Streets; also a vista down 5th St. to a house at the northeast corner of Bloomfield & Fifth.

A. Bruno, Wines & Liquors is on the first floor of the building, with a single seat shoeshine stand in front. It has has additional signage for Consumers Brewing Co. of New York Columbia Beer.

The awning over the entrance to the upper floors has the Magnus name on it. Magnus would have been Conrad Magnus. The six window awnings also bear the lettering. Top floor has 'Magnus' and '422'. Second (or middle) floor awnings all say 'Studio.' There is a fancy display case on the sidewalk near the curb with a signboard at the top: Magnus Photos. In the case, on the side seen (case may have been double-sided), are ten photographs of varying formats and sizes including a panoramic one.

The patriotic bunting is the on the upper floors with an American flag mounted out over the the sidewalk.

A photograph from the files of United Decorating Co. (established 1899) who held prints like this as documentation of their work and for promotional use.
Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1900-1910
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1910
Search Terms Magnus, Conrad, Photographer
422 Washington St.
420 Washington St.
Fifth St.
Washington St.
Fourth St.
A. Bruno, Wines & Liquors
Magnus, Artistic Photographer
Orig/copy Original
Caption cropped to image, enhanced
Imagefile 329\20150131011.TIF
Classification People
Business & Commerce