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Title B+W group photo of men posed outside U.S. army enlistment center, West Hoboken, n.d., ca. June 1918.
Object Name Photograph
Catalog Number 2014.049.0007
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Edward Jaxel.
Description Black-and-white group photograph of men posed outside U.S. army enlistment center, West Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa June 1918.

Identifications of George Jaxel and his father, Edouard Jaxel, were by donor, grandson of George and Rose Jaxel, Edward Jaxel. George Jaxel was the fiance of Rose Beck of 600 Madison Street, Hoboken. See reference images for the location of George and Edoard. Also see related.

Digital image only. Original scanned 2014 from 8" x 10" wide print. Reverse blank.

A number of Army officers are seen with the civilian recruits dressed in suit jackets, most with ties or bowties. Older men (among them George's father) wear hats. Unstated is that the men (volunteers or draftees) were to go to Camp Dix for basic training.

A sendoff for the men with a banner being held by the kneeling group at center: West Hoboken Honor Men for the National Army. Two youthful drummers from Saint Michael's are at the right along with two older men with brass horn instruments.

Also of interest is a printed placard on the garage door at the left:
Leave Your Books Here
We'll Get Them For the Soldiers "Over There"
Hudson Observer
War Book Campaign.

West Hoboken became part of Union City in 1924.
World War I / men / celebration / event / Union City

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Photographer n/a
Place West Hoboken
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Beck, Rose
Jaxel, George
Jaxel, Edouard
Search Terms World War I
U.S. Army
West Hoboken
Notes A 1918 newsclipping (not present) described Jaxel's return from Europe:

Private George Jaxel, of 514 Syms Street, West Hoboken, who served in France for over four months with the 347 Infantry, was one of the first West Hoboken boys to arrive from "over there." He reached New York on board the Mauretania on Monday, and is now at Camp Merritt, but expects to be sent to Camps Dix, here he will be mustered out.
Orig/copy Digital copy
Caption full print
Imagefile 280\20140490007-2.TIF
Classification Men
U.S. Army