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Title Sepia-tone group photo of men, some in sailor dress, sleeping in a lounge at the Hoboken YMCA, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1918-21.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2001.126.0005
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Description Sepia-tone group photo of men, some in sailor dress, sleeping at tables, on tables, in chairs and on the floor in a lounge at the Hoboken YMCA, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1918-21. 8" x 10" wide print. Photographer's blind emboss at lower right. Photographer's ink stamped telephone number on reverse otherwise blank. None of the individuals are identified.

Note the stack of phonograph records on the center table. Although it seems improbable for them to be sleeping in the daytime with the sunlight coming through the windows, the window at the center has the bottom sash fully open indicating that the weather was warm enough for it to be open. The roller shades are a style that raise from the bottom, so blocking out the light would not allow air into the room.

Photographer Magnus, R.
Place Hoboken
Date 1918-1921
Year Range from 1918.0
Year Range to 1921.0
Search Terms Fourth St.
River St.
Y.M.C.A.
World War I
Orig/copy Original
Caption cropped, enhanced
Imagefile 008\20011260005.JPG
Classification Social & Personal Activity
Men
Interiors
Buildings
Furnishings
War
Recreation