Thursday, December 07, 2006
C. F. J. Schaefer Co. card to William G. Abbott
C. F. J. Schaefer Company
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.
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