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Title Postcard: No. 23 - Loop from 14th Street Ferry to West Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Hoboken, Feb. 28, 1906.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2006.044.0204
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Description Postcard: No. 23 - Loop from 14th Street Ferry to West Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Hoboken, February 28, 1906. 3-1/2" high x 5-1/2" wide. Undivided back.

Credit in front photo at lower right: J. Koehler, N.Y.

View northeast from about 14th Street viaduct and Palisade Ave. of the streetcar (trolley) loop.

Person sending the postcard, a George Head of Hoboken, marked the photo with location of the Electrolian Organ Company at 15th and Adams Streets, Hoboken. He appeared to be using the card to promote the company and set-up a sales call with a New York client.

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In May 2013, Jim Lewis sent this information by email about Head and the addressee, Basil Austin:

George Head was employed as a decorator at the Electrolian Co. a position in which he "decorated" or stenciled painted the display pipes of organs. Basil Austin was owner of the Austin Organ Co., Hartford, Conn.

I would not be surprised if Head was writing to Austin concerning a job, as at the time the card was written, the Electrolian Co. was in very bad shape and would soon go out of business. Head eventually returned to Los Angeles where had been previously employed.
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Date 1906
Year Range from 1906
Year Range to 1906
People Head, George
Search Terms Fourteenth St.
Fifteenth St.
Adams St.
Electrolian Organ Company
Caption front
Imagefile 053\20060440204.TIF
Classification Railroads
Transportation
Buildings
Exteriors
Business & Commerce