Thursday, December 07, 2006

C. F. J. Schaefer Co. card to William G. Abbott


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The Schaefer company sent this postcard from Philadelphia in 1913, in hopes of doing business with a Milford Delaware ship builder, William G. Abbott. Ship building was big business in Milford during this time period, and the William G. Abbott shipyard was the perhaps the greatest in lower Delaware. In 1917, the Abbott yard launched the 174 foot Albert F. Paul, a ship that sailed the seas until torpedoed by a German sub in World War II.

The photo shows Mr. C.F.J. Schaefer, whose business was located at 105 North Second Street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Find more Schaefer history at GenForum or join in the Abbott discussion at Rootsweb.

3 comments:

Paul said...

Hey Bob, our church's christmas play just started and they decorated the lobby to match the era of the play, 1905. And there are lots of old postcards, I thought of you when I saw them. Thought you'd like to know :) If you and Cindy want to come it goes until Monday, 7pm each show. Take care!

Bob Hartman said...

Paul, that sounds nice. You'll have to tell me more about those postcards.

Paul said...

Well, most of them belong to my good friend whose father collects antiques, especially stuff that has a connection to Camden/Wyoming/Dover. Most of the postcards are of old Dover & Camden back when the roads were dirt and there were hardly any buildings around. They're pretty neat! The fathers name is Clarence Dyer.