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Title Linoleum block print: Post Office. Hoboken, n.d., [issued June 1932.]
Object Name Print
Catalog Number 2002.160.0005
Collection Hoboken Schools & School Activities Collection
Credit Gift of Lee & Richard Raines
Description Linoleum block print: Post Office. Hoboken, no date, [issued June 1932.] Ca. 4-1/4' high x 6-1/4" wide image printed in black on ca. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" tan wove paper.

Art made by Hoboken school (probably David E. Rue School) student Stephen Lisitza (signed in the image "S. Lisitza") and number 5 in a series of 16 numbered prints plus a printed cover. See related. See notes for background on the set.

The image is of the old main U.S. Post Office was at 89 River Street and was replaced by the current building at the same address which opened in 1933. This building was already demolished by the time this linocut was made; the list of the series records this was among images done from photographic views.
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Date 1932-1932
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1932
People Lisitza, Stephen
Search Terms
School No. 1 (David E. Rue)
Post Office
89 River St.
Caption cropped to image
Imagefile 011\20021600005.JPG
Notes 1932 printed text regarding set, see 2009.002.0002.

The students of the Drawing Class, under the direction of Miss Theresa F. Rabold have made this portfolio of interesting views in and around Hoboken.

Some of the blocks were made from photographs; others, numbers, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, and 15, were made from sketches of views, as seen from home or classroom.

Linoleum was obtained through the kindness of Mr. William J. Duffy.

Students in the shop mounted the blocks under the direction of Mr. Harry Branton.

1. High School Entrance, Clifford Pampel
2. S. S. Leviathan, Albert Menken
3. Empire State Building, Gertrude Inhulsen
4. New York Skyline, Ferdinand Pflug
5. Post Office, Stephen Lisitza
6. Columbus Park Pavilion, Bernard Jackson
7. Waldheim-Stevens Forum, Frank Spencer
8. Eighth Street Entrance to Castle Point, Anne Humburg
9. Lipton Building, Fred Huneke
10. Sixth Street Entrance to Castle Point, Edwin Baker
11. Stevens Institute, Jean Montenegro
12. Viaduct to hill, Fred Scocco
13. City Hall, Chancie Florio
14. Lackawanna Ferry, Dorothea Syvertsen
15. Castle Stevens, James Reeves
16. S. S. Staatendam, Leo Sylvester
17. Cover - Lettering, Catherine Petrosino
Seal, Joseph Macaluso
JUNE, 1932

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As received: mounted in acidic modern matte with backboard; gummed linen tape. Matte discarded; tape remains and tape repair not removed. Later markings on reverse.

Donor, Mrs. Raines started teaching first grade on March 4, 1954 at David E. Rue School, Hoboken. Per Lee Raines, 2005: she found these items in her desk drawer when she started work at the Rue School.
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