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Title Digital image of b+w photo of Mayor Fred M. DeSapio et al at ground breaking for Kidde building on Stevens campus, Hoboken, October, 1947.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2005.043.0014
Collection Fred M. DeSapio Collection
Credit Gift of Dr. Gerard DeSapio
Description Digital image of b+w photo of Mayor Fred M. DeSapio et al at ground breaking for Kidde physics laboratory building on Stevens Institute campus, Hoboken, October, 1947. Original print 8" x 10" high. Photographer not indicated.

Reverse red-ink stamp "Observer" indicating this was a print for the newspaper Jersey Observer (ceased publication 1951) plus contemporary pencil text probably for the caption: Steven's Institute - Hoboken | Ground Breaking for the | Kidde Memorial Lab of Physics. This is followed by an identification key (listed below) and notation "3 Col | Jersey Observer."

From left to right:
Mayor Fred M. DeSapio - Hoboken Mayor
Dr. Harvey N. Davis - President of Stevens Institute of Technology
Mrs. Walter Kidde - Breaking ground, widow of Walter Kidde, for whom the laboratory was named
Mrs. Mary [Kidde] Morgan - daughter of Mrs.Walter Kidde
Walter L. Kidde - Treasurer of Kidde Constructors
Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1947-1947
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 1947
People DeSapio, Fred M.
Davis, Dr. Harvey N.
Kidde, Mrs. Walter
Morgan, Mrs. Mary
Kidde, Mary
Kidde, Walter
Kidde, Walter L.
Search Terms Stevens Institute of Technology
Notes Museum does not own the original print.
Orig/copy Digital Copy
Caption cropped to image, enhanced
Imagefile 036\20050430014.JPG
Classification Government & Politics
Social & Personal Activity
People
Exteriors
Buildings
Women
Men
Ceremonies
Schools