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Seller's description:

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (1857-1930). 27th President of the United States (1909-13). 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-30). U.S. Solicitor General (1890-92). Governor of the Philippines (1901-03). Secretary of War (1904-08). The only former President to serve on the Supreme Court. TLS, 1p.4to, New Haven, Conn., June 22, 1915. To E.B. Walden at the Corn Products Refining Company in New York City, thanking him "...for the kind invitation which you extend to me to deliver the Fourth of July address at Hackensack, New Jersey. In reply I regret very much to say that I shall be unable to accept. I have made my plans to leave with my family on Thursday for Murray Bay, Canada, on a much needed vacation, and I would not want to return such a distance...". With stamped envelope addressed to Walden.


Seller's description:

Up for auction 1 1960 original 45 by Texas Ray & Gene Franklin & The House Rockin' Spacemen entitled "Hackensack Part I" b/w "Hackensack Part II". Laurie Records#3072. Smokin' Rockabilly 2-sider! Record is in VG+ condition, couple minor surface scratches, otherwise fine,  plays well overall.


Seller: "This one is named to a Wm Munz Hackensack NJ."

This ribbon measures 4 inches. The ribbon is the traditional red/yellow/blue. The ribbon says:
31st Annual Reunion
Rainbow Division Veterans
July 12-13-14, 1949
New York City, New York


Seller's description:

This listing is for an appreciation medal given out by the citizens of Hackensack N.J.

The front of the medallion is the Eagle over the U.S. shield, with flags draped on both sides. It simply says "World War 1917 1919".

The reverse side says "Presented to .. (blank ) by the citizens of Hackensack N.J. in grateful recognition of the services rendered in the World War"

The medal and ribbon combined measure about 3 inches. The medallion is 1 3/8" octagon shaped.

This is in very good condition. The ribbon is bright, and still very intact, albeit a little discolored.


Seller's Description:

This is an invoice from November 1906. It is from the Hackensack New Jersey Feed Company - Holley & Smith wholesale and retail dealers in coal, hay, grain, and feed - State Street and Susquehanna RR - Alfred T. Holley and Walter R. Smith.


This is a scrapbook from a Hackensack girl who lived at what I think is 116 Clinton Place (picture isn't sharp). Most of the contents are from the 1920s, but there are letters from her father from as far back as 1908. She apparently liked high school football and not just Hackensack games. There are more pictures with the auction.

Here's the seller's description:

Up for auction is: A vintage girls' scrapbook circa 1920's in the Hackensack New Jersey area. Her name was Natalie Agusta Pratt and she collected some early letters (2 from her father dated 1908 & 1912), photos, an envelope with her baby hair, The Buzzer 1927 Hackensack High School newsletter and a host of other memorabilia in her life.

Also in this scrapbook are newsletter from the church dated 1929, a snapper from a party, 1925 junior admission tag for RHS football, a 1924 hand drawn football postcard, Piano Recital at the school leaflet 1925, a Mary Pickford of Haddon Hall pamplet  (which she notes is the first movie she ever saw in New York.), crushed more letters & photos with some documentation beneath. She had all this stored within 10 pages (counting front & back) within this vintage scrapbook.

The rest of the pages are blank about 28 pages more (so you can add your own scrap memorabilia).  An separate envelope of small photos and newspaper clippings is also in the back.

Very interesting to read and collect.  Condition: Papers are yellowed as would be expected of paper 80+ years old. But they have held up well. Front hard cover of the scrap book has a tear in the fabric at the front edge & some spots. Cracks/splits in the hinges but still secure.  Lots of photos of the contents.

Five more advertising postcards of bridges designed and built by the F.R. Long Co. of Hackensack showed up on eBay today. The cards are circa 1907.

I have no idea where these are from, but I would suspect they might be local. If they look familiar to you, please post the info.

The last one looks vaguely reminiscent of the trolley bridge through the Overpeck area between Leonia and Teaneck, but I'm sure there were other ones around too.

I'm just put them all in one post and cleaned up/posted the smaller versions of the images.

Hackensack Discussion / Searching for Cinderella
« on: April 08, 2009, 03:50:06 PM »
 :angel: Free photo shoot if these "slippers" fit her:

(hey - it's Hackensack-related)


#1 of 6

A series of 6 real-photo postcards from around 1907 put out by a Hackensack company of builders/engineers showed up on eBay today. I wanted to address them all in one post, but because there would be about a dozen images that I would have to put at the bottom of the post and no way to ID them there, it would be very confusing for me to refer to specific images or for anyone else to reply about them, so I will have to make 6 posts.

The postcards were produced by the F. R. Long Co Engineers & Contractors of Hackensack to advertise their Bridge Building and Engineering Services. It's highly unlikely that the images were all taken in Hackensack - there's only one that's definitely Hackensack - but it's possible that many or all of the others are local. If you have any info about any of them, please post it with regard to item 1-6.

The first card is the only one with a postmark (1907) and the rest are unused. This one was mailed by someone named Bettie, who the seller claims is Frank Long's wife. It says "THESE ARE FRANK’S NEW ADV CARDS". All 6 cards would fit that description.

I will clean up the images as much as possible. Hopefully, someone knows the location of the image. Here is the auction and below are the images:

I hate generic postcards that just slap on lots of town names to the same image from who-knows-where. They may give out-of-area people a serene feeling about Hackensack, but we know better.  ::)

Below are 4 such cards that just popped up on eBay:

There are 2 auctions (same seller) on eBay - each for 2 George Stimmel watercolor images of Hackensack scenes. The first two are Hackensack River scenes and the other two are Hackensack churches. I'm sure you'll recognize all 4 scenes (actually, I'm not sure which swivel bridge that is, so if you know for sure, please post the info).

I've alerted the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in case he wants that image of his building.

The seller originally thought the river scenes were lakeside scenes, but changed the title after I contacted him. That's why "lakeside" is still in the auction's URL.

Each set of starts at $99.00 - well worth it.

BTW - I've spiffed up the seller's scans a bit for posterity so we'll have nice images to look at long after the auction is over. I don't know how accurate the seller's scans are, but take a look:

Online Auctions/Local Images (Moderated by BLeafe) / Charles Banta
« on: March 31, 2009, 10:45:03 AM »

Someone is selling a silhouette/profile of him on eBay. The dates on the second image are 1840 and 1898.

Hackensack Discussion / Hackensack: It's Like Day and Night
« on: March 28, 2009, 10:48:46 PM »
Through a dirty window in my back room:

1890s trade cards, according to the seller on eBay:

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