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Title Longshoremen's hooks used by Donald "Red" Barrett on the Hoboken docks in the 1960's.
Object Name Hook, Cargo
Other Name longshoreman's hook
Catalog Number 2001.028.0001
Collection Hoboken Longshoremen Collection
Credit Gift of Donald "Red" Barrett.
Description Longshoremen's hooks used by Donald "Red" Barrett (Hoboken resident) on the Hoboken docks in the 1960's. Ca. 4" long wood handle with 3" long metal hook. Plastic tubing around hook near shank. Two examples, a left handed and right handed one.

The small size of each hook in this set was for coffee, peppers and similarly bagged items.

A good example of work gear used by a union worker at the Hoboken docks for loading and unloading ships. Barrett, known as "Red" Barrett, was a longtime employee at the piers (as well as a photographer who documented them and the work.) He retired sometime in the 1970s.
Date 1960-1972
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1972
People Barrett, Donald "Red"
Search Terms ILA
International Longshoremen's Association
Caption Example a longshoreman hook used by Donald "Red Barrett
Imagefile 003\20010280001.JPG
Classification Ships
Business & Commerce