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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: 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 Baseball Club 1948
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: The team defeated Hamilton in the playoff series to annex championship honors for 1948. Top: left to right: Mgr. W. West, Jimmy Lynch, Bob Mortimer, Joe Orban, Ray Anderson, Charles Orban, Ferd Loretangeli, Charles Campbell, & George Crammer. Bottom row: Bill Binder, John Lynch, Joe Giambelluc, John Connolly, Bill Pigott and Ken Dennis. Joseph West, the batboy, is kneeling in front. Absent from the photo were Hank Eisenhart Eddie Majoros Fred Billingham, Frank Loretangeli, Fritz Burkley and Burtis Hill.
Title: Bordentown Community Players
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This was a local group of citizens who put on plays in town. Names as listed on the photo: (L to R, back row): A. Stevenson; N. Mercantini; E. Mercantini; B. Woolston; D. Bowers; J. Walters; Fena Walters; (L to R, front row): L. Ratigan; L. CArson; D. Stevenson; O. Good
Title: Bordentown Community Players 2
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This was another group of Bordentown Community Players. Some are identified as follows: Middle row far R: Bea Bush; bottom row far left, Mr. and Mrs. Van Arsdale; front row, botom right, Joe Mercantini
Title: Bordentown High School student skit
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: These are students in 1913 Bordentown High School, in a skit of some kind, prior to the construction of Wm. MacFarland High School building.
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: Ed Sholl and the Nelly Bly
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This is Ed Sholl, who lived at 347 Willow Street. He had a heating and plumbing business but also had Lionel train set-ups in his basement and sold model trains and accessories. This photo shows him with the model of the Nelly Bly that he himself built.
Title: Edward P. Hazlehurst, architect
Topic: People
Format: Other
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: Edward P Hazlehurst was the architect who designed 601 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ, currently owned by the Pesce family. He was responsible for remodeling Grand Central Station in New York City.
Title: Firemen's Parade
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: A photograph of the firemen's parade with the unfinished City Hall in background, 1884, Crosswicks Street
Title: Float in 1957 parade
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: A view of one of the floats from the 1957 anniversary parade
Title: George Oros
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: George Oros owned a grocery store on Farnsworth Avenue at one time across from what is currently the Wellness Center. He impersonated Abraham Lincoln in this parade photo from the celebration of 1982, the 300th anniversay.
Title: Girls' State Delegates 1955
Topic: People
Format: Newspapers
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This is a newspaper clipping from the 1955 Bordentown Register showing the Girls' State Delegates from William Macfarland High School. (Donated by Beverly Whittington)
Title: H. A. Sholl Milk Wagon
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Sholl's Dairy milk and ice cream wagon.
Title: Hilltop home
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: John Bull Monument
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This monument was located opposite the Elks' building on Park Street and was moved to Farnsworth Avenue at the city parking lot. Ed Sholl was the "mover and shaker" who was behind rescuing this monument from a weed-strewn lot.
Title: Louise and Harry Shipps, Jr.
Topic: People
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 2000-2010
Description: Harry Shipps and his wife, Louise. Harry is one of the heirs of the Shipps family.
Title: Mayor Lewis M. Parker
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: Lewis M. Parker was the mayor of Bordentown and the first president of the Burlington County College.
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: Painting by Edward Burke
Topic: People
Format: Newspapers
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: Edward R.Burke painted many local scenes. He also did many commiissioned portraits of local residents. This newspaper clipping was from January 30, 1957, showing Mr. Burke and the portrait he had done of Clara Barton.
Title: Plaque of Clara Barton
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Clara Barton was the founder of the Red Cross. Her school house stands at the intersection of Burlington Street and Crosswicks Street. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
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: School children
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: There was no identification of the teacher or year on this photograph. Based on the clothing, probably between 1910-1920.
Title: Sisters Zenaide and Charlotte Bonaparte
Topic: People
Format: Other
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: These two women were the daughters of Joseph Bonaparte, Zenaide being the oldest and in the front of the painting.
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 Shipps Family document
Topic: People
Format: Other
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description:
Title: Thompson St. KIds
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description: This is a picture from the l930's of kids who lived on either Thompson St. or Second street in Bordentown. The only ones I can identify are Nan Laureti, the girl on the end left, tall wearing glasses. Second in from the left in the front row is Ronald Ellis, son of Stanley "Reds" Ellis. I do not know the identify of any of the other children but perhaps someone who views this will be able to help. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William H. Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: William H. Shipps was part of the Shipps family who owned and operated the Shipps Coal Company
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