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Title Postcard: view of the Todd Shipyards, Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1944-1950.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2008.012.0099
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Postcard: view of the Todd Shipyards, Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1944-1950. Unposted. Real photo postcard (EKC stamp block); undivided back. 3-3/8" high x 5-3/5" wide. Photographer is not indicated.

EKC = Eastman Kodak Company. The style has been listed as being in use from 1930 to 1950 although one source states it was limited to 1945-1950.

View is west - northwest of what is commonly called Weehawken Cove with Union City in the far background. The Hoboken-Weehawken border passes through the site, but the company used a Hoboken address.

In the right background is the large Todd Shipyards Corp. sign (building was actually in Weehawken) which was built when the drydock yard was expanded in 1943-1944. The ship in the right foreground is the Pan American, an oil tanker of the Pan American Petroleum & Refinery Company, which went was delivered to its owner on Dec. 23, 1937. Names on other vessels are not fully legible.
Date 1944-1950
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms Todd Shipyards Corporation
Weehawken Cove
Caption cropped to image, enhanced
Imagefile 065\20080120099.TIF
Classification Ships
Docks
Business & Commerce
Signs