Monday, September 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
SILSBEE, BAKER & GEER,
From The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1915:
Frederick Elisha Baker, the son of Ezra and Jennie (Dexter) Baker was born in Lynn, July 13, 1853, and died in Windham, N. H., July 1, 1915.
After a course in the public schools of Lynn he entered Wilbraham Academy. During most of his life he made his home in his native city, though he resided for a time in Somerset, Mass., and in Windham, New Hampshire.
Mr. Baker was widely and most favorably known from his connection with the real estate and insurance business and his sound judgment on all matters pertaining to this business was generally recognized. For many years he was associated with his father as Ezra Baker & Son ; then as Baker, Marshman & Baker; but, upon the death of his father, the firm became merged into the company of Silsbee, Baker & Geer; later as Silsbee, Baker, Geer & Ingalls, which became by far the strongest of its kind in Lynn.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
As we head towards the holidy season, candy companies are also entering one of their biggest seasons. In addition to making the candy, the firms also need to worry about packaging. Over 110 years ago, Rochester Candy Works ordered a lot of waxed paper from The Hammerschlag Manufacturing Company in Garfield, New Jersey, which shipped the lot by rail via the Erie Railroad to Rochester, N. Y.
RR. 19 CO.
The Erie RR cancel above takes the diamond form of the Erie RR logo:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
INTERNATIONAL PULP. CO.
INTERNATIONAL PULP CO.
International Pulp was first featured on this site back in June 2012. International Pulp, like many forest products firms, also engaged in other industries that took advantage of their large land holdings. In this way Internatinoal Pulp became an asbestos firm.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
International Paper's +50 year old brand logo designed in the early 1960s by Lester Beall. Organized in 1898 of of sixty smaller paper firms, the company continues today as the largest paper and pulp company in the world. The company is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
PHOENIX PAPER MFG CO
Seven 2c stamps placed "tapeworm" style on a promissory note
Seven 2c documentary stamps for a total of 14 cents were used to pay the taxes on this $620 promissory note.
Very little shows up in the historical record I have access to regarding the Phoenix Paper Manufacturing Company.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
SAMUEL SIMPSON & CO.
David Thompson scan & hightlight
There is little history available to me on Mr. Simpson and his company, save for the report of a legal case between owners of the firm Samuel Simpson & Company in the 1901 Pennsylvania State Reports.
Samuel Simpson & Company was reported to be in the business of importing and selling goat skins and other merchandise at 429 North Third Street in Philadelphia.
Due to legal issues in a firm in which a J. Harry Lyons was involved, he could not become a partner in a new firm. Samuel Simpson & Company was established when the mother of J. Harry Lyons, Elizabeth J. Lyons, established a firm with Mr. Samuel Simpson in which J. Harry Lyons would be employed with a salary.
The firm Samuel Simpson & Company would be reasonably successful, but with the end of the partnership in March 1899, Mr. Simpson treated Mr. Lyons as his true partner and refused to open the books of the firm to Elizabeth Lyons. Hence the court case ensued.
By the date of this cancel in August 1899 it is clear that some aspects of the firms operation were still underway after March 1899.
Posted by John Langlois at 8:07 AM
Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Farm. & Mec. Nat. Bk
JUL 1 1898
Georgetown, D. C.
Check of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Georgetown, District of Columbia from Joseph B. Bailey dated July 1, 1898, the first day of the Spanish-American War tax period.
Completed in 1922 in the heart of Georgetown at the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, this neoclassical building was once the home of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank. It became a branch of the Riggs Bank for years, and is now a branch for PNC Bank.
The user of this check, Joseph B. Bailey, was a dry goods merchant in Washington. ArlingtonCemetary.net provides a few details about Mr. Bailey:
"Joseph B. Bailey was born in 1848 at Heathsville,Northumberland County,Virginia. He entered service at Richmond on November 23,1864 and served under Captain William Dement, Company D, 1st Maryland, Light Artillery. In the Battle of Dutch Gap and Drewry's Bluff on the James River, he was taken prisoner of war. Paroled at Appomattox on April 9,1865 and Oath of Armesty taken May 29th,1865. After the war, he was a dry goods merchant in Washington, D.C. and the father of Ralph B.Bailey. Lived at 413 6th Street,Washington, D.C. SW and was a Member of Camp# 171,Confederate Veterans.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
New York Times, December 9, 1898
Sutro, Scholle & Co.
SEP 21 1898
David Thompson scans
Soon after the canceling of the stamp above, and not too far into the 1898 tax period, Mr. Scholle left the firm Sutro, Scholle & Co. Lionel Sutro's brother joined the firm and the firm became Sutro Brothers in 1899. Has anybody seen a Sutro Brothers & Company cancel? If so, please write to email@example.com.
From The New York Morning Telegraph of January 5, 1899: