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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)


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Seller: "This postcard shows the 1901 Steel Truss Bridge over the Hackensack River in Bergen County".

I don't know if "1901" is a year or some other designation.

Could this be the Anderson St Bridge?

#5 of 6

Says the seller: "This postcard shows a new concrete bridge built on existing stone abutments, possibly remaining from a covered bridge. The span has 5 arches so the waterway is quite wide, possibly the Hackensack or Passaic River."

Anyone got a clue?

#4 of 6

This postcard shows a steel truss railroad bridge over railroad tracks leading into a Rail Yard. There is a sign just before the bridge that reads YARD LIMIT and a switch just past the bridge.

Any idea where this might be?

#3 of 6

This card is the only ID'd one of the 6 - a concrete arch bridge over a railroad tracks adjacent to Hackensack's Prospect Avenue Station.

#2 of 6

Card 2 in the series shows a stone arch bridge over a rural creek. There is a horse-drawn Standard Oil Company wagon on the bridge along with an early automobile.

Any idea where this is?

The auction:

#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:

You know, I looked at the same Flickr page of Hackensack bridges before I posted those images, but there was nothing absolutely definitive. If I had to guess, I'd say it's the Midtown Bridge because it's flat on top, but, like you said, it could be something that hadn't reached its destination yet.

It might not even be a fully-constructed piece.

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