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Title B+W photo looking east on 17th St. across Willow Ave. from far west of 17th St.; streetcar tracks & freight rail crossing, Hoboken, n.d., (1927).
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2011.048.0056
Collection Hoboken Police Collection
Credit Gift of Bill Bergin.
Description Black-and-white photo looking east on Seventeenth Street from west of Willow Avenue at the railroad right-of-way; streetcar tracks and freight rail crossing, Hoboken, no date, (1927).

8" x 10" wide print. Photograph by R. Magnus, Photographer, Hoboken (blind emboss lower right.) Reverse has modern pencil text: Willow + 17th St. Looking East.

In this series of photos, 2011.048.0042 to 2011.048.0059, photo 2011.048.0045 (the photo in the record here) has a 1927 New Jersey automobile license plate which can be read and photo 2011.048.0058 has a poster for an event dated as Saturday, September 24th which corresponds to a Saturday in 1927.

This photo is a wider view (taken further back or with a different lense) of photo 2011.048.0055 probably taken on the same day.

Street level streetcar or trolley tracks on Willow Ave. are Public Service Coordinated Transport.

The railroad crossing signs are for tracks of the New York Central Railroad, Erie Railroad and the primary right-of-way holder, New Jersey Junction Railroad. Seventeenth Street can be seen to consist of only multiple tracks and no traffic lanes of any kind. The crossing gates are down; a locomotive is on the southern (right) track approaching the intersection.

The stanchions and ropes seen in other images are not present.

Note the bridge overpass on Park Avenue. Beyond it is the Tietjen and Lang Plant. This was Todd Shipyards, Tietjen & Lang Plant or Yard.(See the the related photo 2011.048.0055 for a view of the signage which cannot be seen here due to the locomotive smoke.)

This photo is from an accession group that consists of photographs from Hoboken Police Department records. Discarded in the 1990s, the original documentary purpose of this photo is not stated or apparent.
Photographer Magnus, R.
Place Hoboken
Date 1927
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1927
Search Terms Hoboken Police
Seventeenth St.
Willow Ave.
Public Service Coordinated Transport
Public Service Corporation Street Railway
New York Central Railroad
Erie Railroad
New Jersey Junction Railroad
Tietjen & Lang
Todd Shipyards Corporation
Park Ave.
Orig/copy Original
Caption full print
Imagefile 162\20110480056.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce
Law Enforcement