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Title Towel checks,4: D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s-1960s.
Object Name Token
Catalog Number 2010.007.0078
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Towel checks, two each from the D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken Hoboken; in 25 cent and 50 cent versions, no dates, circa 1950s-1960s. Stamped brass tag with hole; lettered in black. Twenty-five cent denomination: 1-3/4" diameter; fifty cent denomination: 1-1/2" scant wide x 1-3/4" high.

Tag 1, round: Towel Check, 25¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken
Tag 2, round: Towel Check, 25¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken
Tag 3, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken
This tag is the only one with a maker's mark; on reverse - H. Buchlein, Newark, N.J.
Tag 4, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken

Date 1950-1970
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1970
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Railroad YMCA
Caption Round; Tag 1: D.L.& W. "Y" 25 cents; Tag 2: Railroad Y.M.C.A. 25 cents
Imagefile 074\20100070078-2.TIF
Notes Dates that this YMCA was in operation makes it possible that they could have been in use earlier than 1950, but the prices of 25 and 50 cents makes it likely that they were in use in the last decade or two of its existence. While two different names are on the tags, they were the same organization and which one, if any, preceded the other in use, is not indicated or known except by tag 4, which is bright brass and apparently little used (if used at all) plus the typeface appears more "modern" making it seem that it was the last issued in this group of four.
Classification Social & Personal Activity
Domestic Life