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Title B+W photo looking north on Willow Ave. at 17th St.; streetcar tracks & freight rail crossing, Hoboken, n.d., (1927).
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2011.048.0046
Collection Hoboken Police Collection
Credit Gift of Bill Bergin.
Description Black-and-white photo looking north on Willow Avenue from Seventeenth Street; 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 into Weehawken.

In this series of photos, 2011.048.0042 to 2011.048.0059, photo 2011.048.0045 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.

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. The crossing at the center of the street has four stanchions with ropes. A men in a suit, apparently an officials of some type is left of the stanchions, presumably to perform an inspection of the crossing and its condition. The tracks are very worn and mis-aligned.

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
Charles S. Shultz & Son, Inc., Fire Brick.
Lehigh Coal Supply Co
Eighteenth St.
Orig/copy Original
Caption full print
Imagefile 162\20110480046.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce
Law Enforcement