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Across the Hudson

Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Pulaski Skyway, Spanning Passaic & Hackensack Rivers, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ
Starting in the 1630's, Dutch New Amsterdam settlers tried to set their new home base across the Hudson river. Despite conflict with the native Indian Lenapes tribe, in 1660, a new town known as Bergen was settled atop the Palisade Hill . Soon, farms, religious congregations, and the self-governed communities spread throughout the region. The quiet and rural nature of Bergen survived the American Revolution, but, in 1804, a group of New Yorker investors purchased land along the waterfront for a new development which they called the Town of Jersey.
Robert Fulton, an entrepreneur, soon built a dry dock and in 1812 began to run his steamboats and ferries to and from Manhattan to Newark and Philadelphia, sealing area's future as a major transportation hub, connecting the mainland United States with New York and Long Island. Access to the Pennsylvania's coal mines attracted industry which, in turn, required population growth. In the 1880's, Irish and German immigrants, fleeing their homelands, gave the area another boost. It was a melting pot of nationalities and ethnic tensions battlefield.
Expansion of the railroads along the waterfront, growing industrialization and a steady supply of workers continued through the Civil War. The area boomed with rail terminals, barges, lighters, and ferries which crossed the river and New York Bay, carrying coal, food, manufactured goods and passengers throughout the Greater New York area.
American Can, Emerson Radio, Lorillard tobaccos, Colgate soaps, and toothpaste, Dixon Ticonderoga pencils - are just a few brand names tat were born here.
In the years following World War II, the cities declined, following the collapse of the independent railroad lines and death of the factories. In 1980s the now empty west bank of the Hudson, once crowded with railroad yards, became the place of numerous developments, bringing new residents, new stores and restaurants, and new jobs.
Liberty State Park, opened for the Bicentennial in 1976, acquired the abandoned terminal and plant of the Jersey Central and gave the area breathtaking views, ferries to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and the new Liberty Science Center.
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[Statue of Liberty and Rising Moon During Blackout]

[Statue of Liberty and Rising Moon During Blackout]

Title: [Statue of Liberty and Rising Moon During Blackout]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie, 1908-1984..Date: November 9, 1965..Place: New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photogr... more

[Statue of Liberty at Sunset]

[Statue of Liberty at Sunset]

Title: [Statue of Liberty at Sunset]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie, 1908-1984..Date: November 9, 1965..Place: New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Descri... more

[Statue of Liberty at Night]

[Statue of Liberty at Night]

Title: [Statue of Liberty at Night]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie, 1908-1984..Date: November 9, 1965..Place: New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Descrip... more

[Statue of Liberty with Lower Manhattan in Background]

[Statue of Liberty with Lower Manhattan in Background]

Title: [Statue of Liberty with Lower Manhattan in Background] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie, 1908-1984..Date: November 9, 1965..Place: New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie pho... more

Map showing the west shore of the North or Hudson River,

Map showing the west shore of the North or Hudson River,

Scale not given. Title from penciled annotation in upper left corner. Manuscript, pen-and-ink tracing. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. Shows the coastal area of Jersey City from "Hobocken"... more

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with reference to the boundary between New York and New Jersey.

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with referen...

Scale ca. 1:180,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Boston, 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shad... more

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:17,000. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Variant title in Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Topography of upper part of Manhattan Island from about 85th... more

Plan of the operations of General Washington against the King's troops in New Jersey, from the 26th of December 1776 to the 3d of January 1777.

Plan of the operations of General Washington against the King's troops...

Scale ca. 1:113,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows area from Newtown, Pennsylvania to Kingston, New Jersey, with routes of British and American forces. LC Maps of North... more

Sketch of the road from Paulus Hook and Hobocken to New Bridge.

Sketch of the road from Paulus Hook and Hobocken to New Bridge.

Scale ca. 1:24,000; 800 paces to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Authorship attributed to B. Mo... more

A plan of Paulus Hook with the road to Bergen and parts adjacent in the province of New Jersey /

A plan of Paulus Hook with the road to Bergen and parts adjacent in th...

Scale ca. 1:4,500. Relief shown by shading. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Also shows locations of rebel works in ruins. Authorship attributed to B. Mo... more

The junction of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers / painted by W.G. Wall ; finished by I. Hill.

The junction of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers / painted by W.G. Wall...

Print shows the confluence of the Sacandaga and Hudson rivers with some rapids at the junction; also shows a broad view of the landscape with pasture lands, rolling hills, and buildings near a bridge, with carr... more

Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, railroads, & c.

Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post offices, post r...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads. [From published bibliography] Scale ca. 1:650,000. Relief shown by hachures. LC... more

Map and profile of the proposed Paterson and Dover Rail Road and Paterson and Ramapo Rail Road.

Map and profile of the proposed Paterson and Dover Rail Road and Pater...

Map of northern New Jersey from Jersey City to Andover. Shows drainage, relief by hachures, cities & towns, roads, iron works, forges, mines and mills. The Paterson and Ramapo was chartered March 10, 1841. Scal... more

City of New-York, Brooklyn, Jersey City & Quarantine Station on Staten Island

City of New-York, Brooklyn, Jersey City & Quarantine Station on Staten...

Small panoramic print shows the waterfront of New York City and New Jersey ca. 1850. Places identified include: Jersey City; Hoboken; Bedlow's Island; Ellis Island; Hudson River; Robbins Reef Light House; New-Y... more

View of New York: Jersey City, Hoboken & Brooklyn

View of New York: Jersey City, Hoboken & Brooklyn

Artist: Charles Parsons. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6919

Map of the Northern Rail Road of New Jersey.

Map of the Northern Rail Road of New Jersey.

Topographic map of part of New Jersey and New York, covering the area north of the Hudson River and between Jersey City and Nyack, N.Y. The map shows drainage, roads, houses, cities and towns, single-track, dou... more

A baseball match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken

A baseball match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken

Illustration showing a small crowd gathered around the edges of a field watching a baseball game. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 3, no. 146 (1859 October 15), pp. 664-665.

$1,500 reward! New York and Erie railroad. Receiver's office. New York, November 22, 1860. To bankers, brokers, and others. The ticket office of the New York and Erie railroad at Jersey City, was robbed on the 11th November, inst., of abo

$1,500 reward! New York and Erie railroad. Receiver's office. New York...

Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 123, Folder 5.

What a real patriot thought of the "Peace party" ... [n. p.] T. Sinex, printer, [186-].

What a real patriot thought of the "Peace party" ... [n. p.] T. Sinex,...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 100, Folder 49a.

1) The President's funeral car, on a steam lighter, approaching New York from Jersey City; 2) View of the funeral car containing the remains of President Lincoln; 3) Interior of the President's funeral car with the coffin and guard of honor

1) The President's funeral car, on a steam lighter, approaching New Yo...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 502 (1865 May 13), p. 116.

New railroad map of the middle states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Canada; drawn, engraved & published by G. Woolworth Colton.

New railroad map of the middle states including New York, New Jersey, ...

Shows state, county, and township boundaries and indicates mileage between stations. Scale 1:1,267,200. At head of title: "G. Woolworth Colton's series of railroad maps, no 3. " LC also has 1863 edition. LC Rai... more

The two platforms. Look on this picture. Union platform, adopted at Trenton, July 20, 1865. And then on this! Democratic platform, adopted at Trenton, August 30, 1865. Jersey City. From the Times" Printing House, 43 Montgomery Street [1865].

The two platforms. Look on this picture. Union platform, adopted at Tr...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 100, Folder 42.

Bergen Point light-house, New Jersey / A.T. Sears, sc.

Bergen Point light-house, New Jersey / A.T. Sears, sc.

Illus. in: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 48, no. 286 (1874 March), p. 466. Title from item.

New York and Brooklyn, with Jersey City and Hoboken water front.

New York and Brooklyn, with Jersey City and Hoboken water front.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. Shows points of interest. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 598 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1881.

The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1881.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 517 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus. and index to points of interest. ... more

portrait from "History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men ... Compiled under the supervision of W. W. Clayton, assisted by W. Nelson ... Illustrated"

portrait from "History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, wit...

This image has been taken from scan 000433 from "History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men ... Compiled under the supervision of W.... more

The nation's lament, over the death of General U. S. Grant. By Miss Annie C. S-------, Jersey City. N. J. Copyrighted 1885.

The nation's lament, over the death of General U. S. Grant. By Miss An...

Poetry. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 100, Folder 54a.

Presentation Drawing of the Hoboken, NJ PO

Presentation Drawing of the Hoboken, NJ PO

This map has front and North Elevations. Architectural Drawings for Post Office Building in Hoboken, New Jersey

Around the world in seventy-two days and six hours - reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the completion of her journey

Around the world in seventy-two days and six hours - reception of Nell...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. From sketches by C. Bunnell. Includes two vignettes titled: "Presenting the Globe-Girdler a Golden Globe" and "The Arrival in Philadelphia." Illus. in:... more

Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and the Jersey City, Hoboken & Rutherford Electric R'y, and the Paterson Central Electric Ry., Charles A. Johnson, president, James A. Morrisse, vice president.

Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and the Jers...

Panoramic map of part of New Jersey showing drainage, major cities, some buildings, and railroad buildings. Stamped in blue ink "The Morrisse Electric Railway System." Scale not given. LC Railroad maps, 514 Des... more

Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outl... more

[Carnegie library, Bayonne, N.J.]

[Carnegie library, Bayonne, N.J.]

Photograph shows architectural rendering of Carnegie Library, Bayonne, N.J. Title devised by Library staff.

City of Hoboken, New Jersey 1904.

City of Hoboken, New Jersey 1904.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 518 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus. and index to points of interest. AACR2

Section of Penn. R. R. tunnel under the Hudson River at N. Y. City, exhibited at World's Fair, St. Louis, Mo., 1904. Diameter 21 feet

Section of Penn. R. R. tunnel under the Hudson River at N. Y. City, ex...

H62037 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 630. Title from item.

[Dan Moeller, Jersey City Team, baseball card portrait]

[Dan Moeller, Jersey City Team, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: American Tobacco Company. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

Panorama of New York west side and Highwood Park, New Jersey

Panorama of New York west side and Highwood Park, New Jersey

H127261 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; August Patzig; May 19, 1909.

Where Women First Voted

Where Women First Voted

In New Jersey women with $250 property could vote from 1776 until disenfranchised by Democratic Party in 1807.

Suffrage tug, Jersey City

Suffrage tug, Jersey City

Photograph shows suffragist Mina C. Van Winkle of Newark, New Jersey, holding a torch at front of tug boat. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

[Mrs. W. Thompson Burch]

[Mrs. W. Thompson Burch]

Summary: Full-length, studio portrait of Mrs. W. Thompson Burch, standing in a long formal dress facing right with head turned toward camera. Title taken from duplicate image in the same folder. Name and addres... more

Leader of Bayonne strike

Leader of Bayonne strike

Photograph shows Frank Tannenbaum (1893-1969), an Austrian-American historian and sociologist who was a leader of the Bayonne refinery strikes of 1915-1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Boat taking Farley & Falconio to Hoboken

Boat taking Farley & Falconio to Hoboken

Photo shows the steamer Rosedale that took Archbishop John Farley (of New York) and Archbishop Diomede Falconio to Hoboken where they departed for Rome to become Cardinals. The New York Times reported a great d... more

[Alice Paul]

[Alice Paul]

Summary: Photograph of Alice Paul, seated at desk, in profile, speaking on telephone. Title derived by Library of Congress staff. Date derived from June calendar visible on desktop in image. Photograph publishe... more

Birds eye view of West Hoboken

Birds eye view of West Hoboken

J194183 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Josef Theodor Wachter; June 24, 1914; DLC/PP-1914:44831.

[Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures.]

[Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way...

Title derived by Library of Congress staff. Summary: Photograph of group of smiling women and two children standing with banners on sidewalk. Banner on left: "We demand an amendment to the United States Constit... more

Pier, Jersey City after munitions explosion

Pier, Jersey City after munitions explosion

Photograph shows damaged freight cars owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. at the Black Tom munitions depot after an explosion set off by German saboteurs on July 30, 1916, on Black Tom Island in New York Ha... more

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.  Dental room, equipped with regulation field dental outfit

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.  Storage battery besting

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Alien Property Custodian - Property Seized - Seizure of alien property by U.S. Government. Chillingworth Mfg. Co., West Side Avenue & Carbon Place, Jersey City, N.J

Alien Property Custodian - Property Seized - Seizure of alien property...

Photographer: Alien Property Custodian Alien Property Custodian - Property Seized

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.   The gymnasium used as sleeping quarters for about 170 men

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.   Tool rack for forge shop

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.   The mess hall

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.   Bridge building.  The king rod truss

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.  General view of the electrical laboratory

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.  Test of low voltage generator

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.  Lieut. F. L. Yates, Adjutant

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey

Bastille Day. Julia Hurlbut of N.J. leading. Iris Calderhead of Kansas at right waiting for mobs to attack pickets so she can order out new banners.

Bastille Day. Julia Hurlbut of N.J. leading. Iris Calderhead of Kansas...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of Julia Hurlbut leading procession of (two) suffragists down city sidewalk, both suffragists wear suffrage sashes and hold aloft suffrage banners, Hurlbut holds... more

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey - W. L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Trade Training Detachment, USA.   Another view of the mess hall

Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - William L. Dickinson High School - Jersey City, New Jersey