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Scenic Beauty of Weehawken Inspired Poet 78 Years Ago

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Undated and unidentified newspaper clipping quoting the poem Weehawken Heights by James Restine which was originally published in Godeys Lady Book and Magazine. This item is in the collection of the Weehawken Historical Commission

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Weehawken Is All Ready To Mark Jubilee - 1934

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Clipping from an unknown newspaper, hand dated 1934 in ink, describing the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the Town, celebrated on September 28, 1934. This item is in the collection of the Weehawken Historical Commission.

Weehawken NJ 75th Anniversary Medal - 1859-1934

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Medal commemorating the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of Weehawken Township in 1934. Front shows a sailing ship (the Half Moon), an Indian and Pilgrim. On reverse, the following wording: WEEHAWKEN PURCHASED FROM THE INDIANS BY THE DUTCH. THE…

Contract for Telephone Service

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Resident Virginia Martin purchased this old telephone contract from 1912 some years back at an estate sale when the property at 13 Clifton Terrace was being sold and has kindly donated it to the Weehawken Historical Commission.

Joe Palooka Disses Weehawken in 1943

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This panel from the Joe Palooka comic strip published in a Columbia, SC newspaper on March 16th, 1943, features Joe Palooka watching a belly dancer and stating that "She couldn't even git a job in a boilesqe show in Weehawken. Phooey! This item is…

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Grotesque Songs

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Weehawken's role as a generic humorous place name can be traced back to at least November of 1867, when this essay, entitled Grotesque Songs was published in a New York bi-annual magazine called The Galaxy, Magazine of Entertaining Reading, Vol. IV,…

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Review of Fitz-Halleck's Poem 'Weehawken'

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This review appeared in the Southern literary messenger; devoted to every department of literature and the fine arts, Volume 5, Issue 9, dated September, 1839. It is part of an article called 'Letters from New York - No. II' with a byline of…

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The Bunion Derby - May 26, 1928

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On Saturday, May 26th, 1928, Weehawken residents cheered on the participants in The Bunion Derby, a foot race from Los Angeles to New York. This coverage from the Hudson Dispatch tells the story...

Pro Patria Medal - WW II

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Medal on ribbon fob, given to Weehawken residents who served in World War II. On reverse: From the citizens of Weehawken, New Jersey to (left blank) in grateful recognition of services in World War II.

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Map - 30 Mile Radius of NYC in 1842

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Section of Map of the country thirty miles round the city of New York, drawn by I.H. Eddy and published by A. T. Goodrich, 1842 in New York. Weehawken is shown on this map, as is the King estate, and the monument to Alexander Hamilton. This map is…