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Title Woman's powder compact, pocket watch style, issued by Martin Daab, Duke's House, Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1890-1905.
Object Name Compact
Catalog Number 2009.004.0006
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Woman's powder compact, pocket watch style, issued by Martin Daab, Duke's House, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1890-1905. Pressed decorated gold finish (marked "German Silver" on bottom) metal, 2" diameter plus fob ring; hinged lid with interior mirror; enclosed is a powder puff, 1-1/4" diameter: white felt with pink crenellated ring, ivory celluloid disk and satin ribbon pull. No evidence of powder on puff or inside.

The cover has "Martin Daab, Duke's House, Hoboken, N.J."

Duke's House was well-known bar (saloon) - restaurant at the corner of Hudson Place and Lackawanna Plaza near the Lackawanna Railroad Terminal. Daab was the longtime proprietor; this advertising novelty for women was uncommon.
Date 1890-1905
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1905
People Daab, Martin
Search Terms Duke's House
Hudson Place
Lackawanna Plaza
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Imagefile 068\20090040006.TIF
Classification Restaurants
Domestic Life
Advertising
Bars / Saloons