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Title Sepia-tone photo of a promotional snow structure re mayoral candidate or parody?, near 106 -108 Madison St., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1913-1918.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2010.007.0128
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Sepia-tone photo of a snow structure promoting a mayoral candidate or parodying a mayor?, near 106 - 108 Madison Street, Hoboken, no date, not earlier than 1913 to circa 1918.

Print, 4" wide x 5" high. Photographer unknown. Reverse is blank. People are not identified.

Note: some of the smaller American flags seen are 48-star flags which were official as of July 4, 1912. The were no heavy snowfalls in the New York City area in late 1912 and thus this image is at least 1913 or later. Further study may reveal a more precise date.

View is looking north on Madison from First Street (note trolley tracks.) The house is apparently built of snow on the street with a square, low entrance at the end - tunnel-like, but probably a large crate. Note the wet ground and snow piles further north on Madision. Covered with various sizes of American flags and patriotic decor including two portraits of George Washington, it has a placard above the entry with a man's portrait visible and text "For Mayor." His name is not legible nor is the text in a three-line sign below where only the middle line has been deciphered: Discovered By. A man stands near the entrance and small crowd of men and some children are at the left on the sidewalk. The entryway is dark and no one is seen inside. Overall it appears to be about 8-10 feet wide by about 12-14 feet high plus the flags.

Helping to identify the location are signs at the left, one for the Empire Theatre, Hoboken, along with another theatrical poster whose text is not legible except for "Texas." Painted signage on the building to the left of center is "Henry Kriete" and products "Catsup" and "Pickle Relish" plus some artwork and other text only partially seen and thus not legible. This place was 108 Madison Street, Henry John Kreite Pickle Works.
Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1913-1918
Year Range from 1913
Year Range to 1918
Search Terms Mayors, List of
Henry John Kreite Pickle Works
108 Madison St.
106 Madison St.
First St.
Notes This photograph is one of group of small 13 different images from the donor whose source stated they were found as a group. They are catalogued 2010.007.0120 to .0128. The first record is definite as to date, 1905, and the other have estimated dates. Similarities in paper, print size, etc., do tend to establish that they are Hoboken scenes.
Orig/copy Original
Caption cropped and enhanced
Imagefile 075\20100070128.TIF
Classification Buildings
Exteriors
Mayors
Advertising
Signs
Elections
People
Theaters