Towing the burning steamers, the Saale the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse and the Bremen into the Hudson River
The maritime scene at the Hoboken pier fire of 1900. In this disaster, notorious in its day, the piers of the North German Lloyd [Norddeutscher Lloyd] line in Hoboken caught fire, with the flames quickly passing to four vessels of the line; the three steamships depicted either drifted or were towed out into the river. The coat of arms displayed to the side of the image is an artist's depiction of the trademark of the North German Lloyd line. Printing information: card number (No. 109).
Postal data: unmarked, unposted; Postcard type: undivided back; (THIS SIDE IS FOR THE ADDRESS.); Logo (Private Mailing Card) printed in stylized lettering, over and under stylized graphic of ribbon, with a quill pen through the initial letters, (AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS OF MAY 19, 1898. POSTAL CARD - CARTE POSTALE) printed in stylized lettering; (PLACE THE POSTAGE STAMP HERE) printed inside ornate stamp box.
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 757, Digital Imaging, Spring 2009: Michelle Hausman, Michelle Shukri. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 757, Digital Imaging, Spring 2009: Michelle Hausman, Michelle Shukri
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Copyright, 1900, Arthur Strauss, Inc., New York. Friederan [Artist; indicated on front only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Hudson River