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Photograph Record


Image of 2012.020.0002, Photograph: 01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence
01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence

Image of 2012.020.0002, Photograph: 02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A beyond
02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A beyond

Image of 2012.020.0002, Photograph: 03 detail of orignal plaque
03 detail of orignal plaque

Image of 2012.020.0002, Photograph: 04 detail of modern plaque on fence
04 detail of modern plaque on fence

TitleColor photos, 4, of boulder with 2 plaques commemorating U.S. Army Port of Embarkation at Hoboken in WWI; 1st St. & Frank Sinatra Dr., Hoboken, Apr. 14, 2012.
Object NamePhotograph
Catalog Number2012.020.0002
CollectionHoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
CreditMuseum Collections
DescriptionColor photographs, four, of a boulder with two plaques commemorating the U.S. Army Port of Embarkation at Hoboken in World War I; First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, April 14, 2012.

Digital images only. Photographs taken by Museum staff. Tiffs media archive.

01 view west (up First St.) of the boulder with a modern plaque on fence
--- note the Veterans Plaza street name sign at the left, southwest corner of Newark St. & Frank Sinatra Drive.
02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A is seen beyond
03 detail of original 1925 plaque on the west side
04 detail of modern 1978 plaque on fence, east side

Boulder monument with tablet was first placed in 1925 (it has been moved over the years, see below.) Text on tablet reads:

Dedicated to the Valiant American Expeditionary Forces Who Embarked From This Port to Participate in the World War 1917-1918.

Erected by Hoboken Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, May 30, 1925.

The modern bronze plaque is from 1978 and was done by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It is mounted on the east side of a black metal fence that surrounds the boulder except on the west side.

Officially known as World War One Memorial Tablet. Original location was Pier 4 near River Street (circa Fourth St.) It was located on River St. near Pier B, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. in 1976. It was moved to its present location ca. 2002-2003 with the completion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in this area.
PhotographerHHM Staff
PlaceHoboken
Date2012
Year Range from2012
Year Range to2012
Search TermsWorld War I
 World War One Memorial Tablet
 First St.
 Frank Sinatra Drive
 Port of Embarkation
 U.S. Army
 Board of Chosen Freeholders
 Veterans Plaza
Orig/copyDigital copy
Caption01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence
Imagefile131\20120200002.TIF
ClassificationMonuments & Statues
Exteriors
War
U.S. Army
Military
Image01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence
 02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A beyond
 03 detail of orignal plaque
 04 detail of modern plaque on fence


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