Wednesday, June 20, 2007

1983 was a colorful year


The year was 1983. Michael Jackson's Thriller album was everywhere. (P.Y.T.) McDonalds unleashed the McNugget. (Hello child obesity!) Return of the Jedi was released in theaters. (Did you cry?) Vanessa Williams won the Miss America crown (Briefly!). And everyone's favorite, crack cocaine, was introduced to the United States. (Oops!) Is was also the year that 5 murals were unveiled in the NW area of Hoboken, among the factories and warehouses. Here is the rest of the series:





The murals are located on Madison and 13th Streets, and are attached to the building that housed the Universal Box Company. Only two of the artists signatures are still visible, but HH is doing ongoing research to determine more of how these murals came to be.





Until then, please enjoy the above images. More to come...

6 comments:

frank said...

Great Pics, I know that Kit Sailer was the artist for the colorful brownstones since I commissioned her to paint a similar mural at my father's law office at 55 Newark Street in Hoboken. It was a real landmark there while it lasted. You should be able to contact her here http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_m04f9 and I am sure she knows the origins of those murals.

You have a great site.

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Hoboken Hero said...

Obrigado para seu comentário. Eu sou feliz que você gosta de meu blog! Neste tempo eu não quero fazer camisas personalizadas. Agradecimentos de qualquer maneira!

HH

Hoboken Hero said...

Frank - thank you so much for the additional info!

Anonymous said...

that cant be spanish that you were both writing above, was it?

chip said...

Looks like Portugese to me.