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Title Sepia tone photo of Washington's Carriage in front of B.N. Crane, Furnishing Undertaker, 80-82 Washington St., Hoboken, 1872.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2013.053.0001.001
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Collection Hoboken 19th C. Images Collection
Credit Gift in memory of Robert Maier by a Friend of the Museum.
Description Sepia tone photo of Washington's Carriage in front of B.N. Crane, Furnishing Undertaker, 80-82 Washington St.(old numbers), Hoboken, 1872.

Photograph by Charles F. May, 140 Washington St. (old number, modern 316), Hoboken. Print 7-1/8" high x 9-1/2" wide (irregular shape) single weight paper with integral typeset text below image (transcribed below). Mounted on gray album paper (stains and cockles evident).

Print was found on leaf 1 in album 2013.053.0001, see that primary record for album description. No other images on either side of the leaf. PDF on file.
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Legend text in image below photo:

Photographed by C. F. May, 140 Washington St., Hoboken, N. J.

Washington's Carriage

This venerable relic of a glorious epoch of the American history was owned and used by Washington during his presidency, while he resided in Philadelphia, Washington presented it to a Miss Powell, a noted patriotic lady of Philadelphia; at her death it fell to Col. John Hare Powell, of Philadelphia, and he presented it to the present owner, Wm. Dunlap, Esq., (prominent coach-builder) Philadelphia, Pa. This Carriage was borrowed by Star Council No. 49, of Hoboken, N. J., and used in the Grand Parade of the Order of United American Mechanics, in [New] York City on Washington's Birthday, February 22nd, 1872.

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View is of the west side of Washington Street of the carriage with a four horse team and large group of men present, some coachmen around the carriage, but most are in a crowd at the right edge. The B.N. Crane, Furnishing Undertaker, signage covers the full width of the building. The address of 80-82 Washington is the old number (modern 130-132) and was between First and Second Streets.

Several other signs on the building include:
left, door to upper floors, sign left of door: 3rd Floor Masonic Lodge Rooms (other text is not legible)
left, to right of door to upper floors: Hoboken Cemetery Office
center, over the main entrance doors: Coroner's Office
center, to right of main doors: Coffin Ware Rooms
right, partially seen behind carriage next to stable doors: Union Livery

Sign on carriage door: George Washington's Carriage, Almost 100 Years Old.
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Photographer May, Charles F.
Place Hoboken
Date 1872
Year Range from 1872.0
Year Range to 1872.0
Search Terms B.N. Crane, Undertakers
Hoboken Cemetery
Coroner's Office, Hoboken
Union Livery
140 Washington St. (old number)
May, Charles F. (photographer)
80 Washington St. (old number)
82 Washington St. (old number)
Orig/copy Original
Caption full image, enhanced
Imagefile 221\20130530001001.TIF
Classification Photography
Parades & Pageants
Horses
Carriages & Animal Powered Vehicles
Business & Commerce
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