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1900-1909

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Title: 519 Prince Street
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is 519 Prince Street, Bordentown City. The house is still there but has been remodeled so much it doesn't look anything like this original gingerbread Victorian style. In the front of the house is the owner/resident, William Morris Ellis, writer and member of the Little Trixie Vaudeville Company.  He toured with this company and also played piano for the silent movie theaters, while selling kerosene lamps on the side. The picture is early l900's. William Morris Ellis wrote several books and articles, one in particular entitled "Bordentown Up-To-Date l901" which listed all of the businesses in town with a description of each and a photo of each proprietor. William Morris Ellis was the father of Stanley "Reds" Ellis, who was born in this house in 1913.  Stanley (deceased 1999)  was the father of Ricky, Randy, April and Todd Ellis. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: 601 Farnsworth Avenue
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a postcard showing 601 Farnsworth Avenue on the right and what is now Huber's Funeral Home on the left at the intersection of Chestnut and Farnsworth. The card is postmarked 1907 and has handwriting at the bottom saying "wishing you many happy returns of the day -- Sam" sent to Mrs. Thomas Church, Fieldsborough, NJ.
Title: American House Hotel
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This building was located at Farnsworth Avenue and Railroad Avenue.
Title: Bike event
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A gathering of Bordentown bikers but no reference to date or event .
Title: Bordentown Bar & Grill (1)
Topic: Business
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is the Bordentown Grill, owned by Bill Moskos. This diner was located in the spot where the present Mastoris Diner is situated, between what are now known as Routes l30 and 206. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: David Shipps and son, Frank Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a photograph taken in the dining room looking into the sitting room inside 601 Farnsworth Avenue, c. 1906, currently the home of the Pesce family. The man with the beard is David Shipps and his son Frank is in the background. The Shipps family operated the Shipps Coal Company which was located at the foot of Walnut Street.
Title: Eagle Shirt Factory
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: Possibly the site of the current Ocean Spray Factory.
Title: Machine shop at Hill Top
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A photo of J. Rice Machine Shop located at the Hill Top in Bordentown.
Title: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a photograph of David Shipps (1825-1907), the father of the Shipps family, and his wife, Catherine Swain Shipps. The family owned and operated the Shipps Coal Company in Bordentown, NJ.
Title: Parade on Crosswicks street
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: Submitted by Art Dubell
Title: Postcard of Dancers in Bordentown
Topic: People
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This postcard is from the collection of Art Dubell.
Title: Tax Bill
Topic: Government
Format: Municipal Records
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A copy of a tax bill from the City of Bordentown, 1905.
Title: The Shipps family
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A photograph c.1092 taken at the front porch of the Shipps family home at 601 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ. From left to right: Ernest Ford, brother-in-law to Stephen S. Shipps, center, and Frank P.Shipps, on right, the resident of 601 Farnsworth Avenue (currently the home of the Pesce family). The Shipps family owned and operated Shipps Coal Company.
Title: The Shipps family background
Topic: People
Format: Other
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This was a historical page created by Harry W. Shipps from Savannah, Georgia, 04/03. The bousekeeper mentioned in this piece, Mrs. Ella Kennedy, 84, died January 10 at Mercer Hospital. She worked for Mrs. FrankShipps at 601 Farnsworth Avenue for 50 yerars. Her funeral was held at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Bordentown, and she was buried at Bordentown Cemetery (1955). She was survived by two sisters and one brother.
Title: The Washington House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This shows the Washington House Inn (now Jester's) at the corner of Crosswicks Street and Farnsworth Avenue. Written on the picture are the words "From Lester---everything's alright".
Title: Worsted Mill
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is the original worsted mill plant. Submitted by Art Dubell
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