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Title Bell stamped "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"; "Tramm's Shoes, 828 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J." N.d., ca.1920s.
Object Name Bell
Catalog Number 2009.021.0009
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift of the Kostelecky Family.
Description Bell stamped "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"; "Tramm's Shoes, 828 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J." No date, circa 1920s. Stamped bronze finished metal, rectangular, 1-7/8" wide x 1-3/8" deepx 3-1/4" high; clapper. Stamped lettering on both sides of wide face. Stamped "Pat Pend" on handle.

This advertising novelty could be considered as a Christmas tree ornament or a New Year's Eve noisemaker. The shoe store was at 828 Washington as of 1925; the object is possibly earlier than 1920.

From the former Kostelecky family residence and business at 218 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.
Date 1920-1940
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms 828 Washington St.
Tramm's Shoe
Caption side with holiday greetings; side with Tramm's Shoes and address
Imagefile 072\20090210009.TIF
Classification Advertising
Business & Commerce
Domestic Life
Holidays
Retail